“More than 10,000 people confirmed or suspected dead have returned their mail-in ballots to vote in Michigan, according to an analysis of the state’s election data,” the Epoch Times reports.
About 9,500 voters confirmed dead through the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) are marked in the state’s mail voting database as having returned their ballots. Another nearly 2,000 are 100 years old or more and are not listed as known living centenarians.
Richard Baris, director of Big Data Poll, conducted the analysis.
They weren’t voting from the grave. So someone else stole their name and vote on their behalf.
Other than digging their bones out from the grave can anything be more respectful of the dead?
“It’s also entirely possible that some of them aren’t even real people,” Baris told The Epoch Times via email. “If someone is 110 or some ridiculous age, we should have their death record but do not.”
Only a handful of seniors over 100 years-old are believed to be alive and living in Michigan.
According to the 2010 Census, there were 1,729 centenarians in Michigan– ten years ago.
Tracy Wimmer, spokeswoman for the Michigan Secretary of State, told the Epoch Times that if someone tried to vote on behalf of a deceased person, the vote would be rejected. She told the newspaper, “Ballots of voters who have died are rejected in Michigan, even if the voter cast an absentee ballot and then died before Election Day.”
But Baris tweeted:
Just under 10k confirmed dead returned absentee ballots in Michigan. We're done, for now.
While I'm open to the idea some of these have been rejected, I'm not open to any outright dismissal they all were rejected.
This was a small, tested listed that suggests irregs are plenty.
— Peoples_Pundit (@Peoples_Pundit) November 8, 2020
Wimmer says a “ballot received for a living voter may be recorded in a way that makes it appear as if the voter is dead.”
“This can be because of voters with similar names, where the ballot is accidentally recorded as voted by John Smith Sr when it was actually voted by John Smith Jr; or because of inaccurately recorded birth dates in the qualified voter file.”
The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit in Michigan to halt vote counting until Republican observers are granted adequate access– required by law. A GOP-led Michigan legislature is also investigating allegations of election irregularities.
The Epoch Times has reported potential fraud allegations when most news organizations are falsely claiming there is no fraud:
“In a Nov. 9 lawsuit, a Detroit poll watcher alleged thousands of mail-in ballots from people who weren’t properly registered to vote were added to vote counts.
“Poll operators were adding names and addresses to the poll book with made-up birth dates, such as 1-1-1900, he said in a sworn affidavit.”
Baris said the mail voting data he used isn’t in real time and wouldn’t have been able to capture any irregularities from Election Day and afterwards.
“If they did that on Election Day in Michigan, then we likely wouldn’t know until December,” he said. “If it is true, then they’d unfortunately get away with it in the short-term.”
The Trump campaign alleges that invalid ballots were counted for Democrats, valid ballots were thrown away for Republicans, and Republican ballot watchers were prevented from meaningfully observing the vote counting process, as recorded on video by numerous citizens and posted on social media.