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“I want to be buried in Hudson County so that I can remain active in politics." -- Gov. Brendan T. Byrne (1924-2018)

Some 2019 voters are probably already dead

By David Wildstein, October 31 2019 10:01 pm

Just to be clear, it’s likely that some dead people are voting in the 2019 general election.

Vote-by-mail ballots were sent out on September 21.  Forty days into voting, 206,539 VBM ballots have already been returned as of today.

It is statistically probable that some of those voters have expired.  In the United States, a person dies every 11.59 seconds, according to statistics compiled by the United Nations.

If a voter expires before the polls close at 8 PM on November 5, the vote does not count – if the county Board of Elections is aware of the death.  Unchallenged votes cast by deceased voters will be in the official tally.

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