Saturday, February 28, 2015

The dead hand of the past, casting its vote

From The Star-Ledger for Saturday, February 28, 2015, an editorial called "Giving life to law that would count votes of the dead": New Jersey State Assemblyman Robert Dancer, a Republican from Ocean County, NJ, proposes to count the votes of the dead.
In an event of an untimely death -- meaning one that occurs between the time someone casts an early mail-in ballot and the actual election -- he is seeking to pass a law that would allow dead people to vote legally. He says their ballots should still count.
      Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin agrees. "Their voices should still be heard. ... Even in death," he told NJ Advance Media's Matt Friedman, in what we hope sounded like a voiceover to a horror movie.
The editorial writers are amazed, and rightly so. Really, you can't make this stuff up.

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