-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger
South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles director Kevin Shwedo testified before a House hearing that more than 950 dead people had voted. Shwedo and his staff used records from the State Election Commission, the state Department of Vital Statistics, and the Social Security Administration to calculate the number of zombie voters. Shwedo forwarded his list of names to state law enforcement.
The South Carolina Attorney General’s office gave the State Election Commission only 6 names from the list of 950. Of those six, one had died after casting an absentee ballot and the other five were very much alive and eligible to vote. State Election Commission director Marci Andino has been trying to get her hands on the entire list but the Attorney General’s office has not been forthcoming. With a record of 0-6, it would not be surprising if the Attorney General’s office found some excuse for not turning over the complete list.
The Attorney General, Alan Wilson, has been a guest on Fox News claiming that 37,000 dead people were registered to vote. Of those 37,000, the DMV is claiming 950 voted in recent elections. The State Election Commission researched the 37,000 voters whom the DMV identified as deceased and discovered that 10 voters in 8 different counties had applied for absentee ballots for the upcoming Republican primary. In every case, those 10 voters were confirmed to be alive and eligible to vote.
The recent South Carolina Republican primary drew 602,000 voters.
The list, which has remained something of a state secret, is viewable only by Republicans claims Senate Democratic Caucus director Phil Bailey. Apparently it’s more advantageous, politically, to have a list of 950 possible fraudulent voters than to subject the list to the scrutiny of the State Election Commission that has already found a 100% error rate in the six names they received.
The Justice Department recently rejected South Carolina’s new law that required photo identification be shown before voting, saying it was discriminatory.