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Dead voters would be removed from voter rolls faster
« on: March 19, 2014, 04:21:45 AM »

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March 18, 2014 at 6:55 am
By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf
jeremy@marylandreporter.com


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Maryland’s voter registration rolls are bloated with names of dead people  – an estimated 20,000 as revealed by a 2013 study from the state Republican party — and lawmakers are seeking a way to streamline the process of purging those names.

Currently, State Board of Elections officials must receive authentication of a death from the the Vital Statistics Administration, which is under the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene. Without that notification, they are not permitted to remove a name from the voter registration list without corroboration from the deceased’s family.

The House unanimously passed a bill last week from Del. Kathy Afzali R-Frederick County that would eliminate some of these tedious steps, she said. It passed with 135 votes.

HB 212 would allow the Board of Elections to use information transmitted from a Social Security Administration database as proof an individual had died, rather than wait for the family to verify, which can be awkward, Linda Lamone, state administrator for the Board of Elections, told lawmakers at the bill’s hearing in January.

“This enables [the Board of Elections] in keeping the voter rolls cleaner and allows them to get to other pressing issues,” Afzali said at the hearing.

Current process cumbersome
Under current law, an official must mail a letter to the dead person’s address and wait for confirmation — if the letter is not returned, the official may mail out another letter. If that second confirmation is not sent back, the Board of Elections must wait two election cycles before trying again.
Preserving a dead voter on the voter rolls can lead to fraud during elections. From 2004 to 2008, at least two dead voters cast their ballots, according to watchdog group Election Integrity Maryland. That led to the group filing a complaint with the Board of Elections.

Database could help elections officials purge dead names faster
The database known as the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) contains information from seven states and the District of Columbia. Developed by IBM, the software is partially funded by those states and The Pew Charitable Trusts, and synthesizes data from the states’ voter registration rolls, as well as motor vehicle records, death records, and United States Postal Service address listings to ensure the information is error-free.

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Re: Dead voters would be removed from voter rolls faster
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 05:50:48 AM »
Many republicans became democrats after dying.

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Re: Dead voters would be removed from voter rolls faster
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 05:53:36 AM »
Hold the phone.

Biggest, most powerful country in the world and you don't have a Births, Marriages and Deaths register? I mean, come on.
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Re: Dead voters would be removed from voter rolls faster
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 06:44:21 AM »
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Dead voters would be removed from voter rolls faster
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 09:16:47 AM »
Hold the phone.

Biggest, most powerful country in the world and you don't have a Births, Marriages and Deaths register? I mean, come on.

Oh, we do. Just most of these offices are run by RATs.

"The ends justify the means", you know.
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Re: Dead voters would be removed from voter rolls faster
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2014, 08:42:33 PM »
Hold the phone.

Biggest, most powerful country in the world and you don't have a Births, Marriages and Deaths register? I mean, come on.

we have registries coming out the ears.  In some states it's a state-level office, in many others different localities have their own registers.  However, we also have a list of social security numbers from the recently deceased, which is nationwide, and could be used quite easily for this purpose.

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Re: Dead voters would be removed from voter rolls faster
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 08:52:41 PM »
Just keep in mind that absent massive VOTER FRAUD, VOTER INTIMIDATION and BALLOT MANIPULATION the Communist/Socialist/RAT Party would cease to be a factor on the National scene. The FACT remains that VOTER FRAUD is the life blood of the RAT Party and they will do anything and everything imaginable to make certain that it continues.

Until such time as the penalties for these crimes against our society reach the severity that they warrant, it's not going to stop.
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