Once again, voter fraud is found by looking for it.
And as with the recent voter fraud discoveries in Colorado, the looking in Chicago wasn’t done by elections officials but by investigative reporters.
CBS 2 Investigators found hundreds of votes cast in the names of deceased voters still on the the city’s voter rolls “by merging Chicago Board of Election voter histories with the death master file from the Social Security Administration. In all, the analysis showed 119 dead people have voted a total of 229 times in Chicago in the last decade.”
Susie Sallee was buried in 1998. Yet records show she voted in Chicago 12 years later. Victor Crosswell died in 1994, but records show he’s voted six times since then. And then there’s Floyd Stevens. Records show he’s voted 11 times since his death in 1993…
Earl Smith says he reported the 1997 death of his father, also named Earl Smith. But records indicate his father has voted twice after he died… Robert Sallee says he tried to do that by reporting his mother’s death multiple times. “They’re just not taking her off the rolls,” he says.
City board of elections spokesman Jim Allen says many of the dead voters are “most likely clerical errors” but can’t explain why deceased people are still on the voter rolls, some more than 20 years after their deaths.