Dead men walking

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 12 05:53:00 UTC 2012

This is the primary season and, of course, there are places to discuss
that. But I simply could not let this quote go by.
> "If you have voted after you are dead, there is a good, strong
> possibility that you did something illegal," he said to reporters
> after speaking to the panel.

The line came from Retired Army Colonel Kevin Schwedo who is South
Carolina's Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles. IMO it's
already a QOTY candidate and we're only in the second week of January.

I don't want to bore anyone to death with political details, but the
reporter's explanation of the mini-scandal deserves a mention:

> What's unclear from the analysis released Wednesday to a House
> Judiciary Committee panel from the state Department of Motor Vehicles
> is whether voter fraud was committed by people assuming the identities
> of the deceased or if poor record keeping has resulted in South
> Carolina residents being classified as deceased.

I don't see much point piling on, as South Carolina has been in the
headlines quite often in the last four years--and mostly not for
something its residents had done right.


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