Thursday, May 20, 2010

I see dead people ... voting!!

My last posting noted the suspicious results in West Virginia's primary elections in Lincoln County.  Sure enough, doubts cast by challenger Phoebe Harless and state senator, Ron Stollings were sustained by new discoveries in this situation.

According to the latest news reports, at least 11 absentee ballots were cast by people who were DEAD!  Hey, what kind of a country is this if you aren't allowed to cast a ballot from the great beyond?  Rumors are also swirling about a number of citizens within the county who say they were paid to vote for certain candidates.  Whether or not any truth exists in these allegations is being investigated by the U.S. District Attorney in West Virginia's Southern District (headquartered in Charleston).  The number of dead voters will only rally more support towards a deeper investigation and rightfully so.

Even more troubling is now the Lincoln County Commission has determined the shady ballots have cost more than one candidate a nomination for an elected office.  The elections for circuit clerk and at least one seat on the board of education have been affected by the absentee and early ballots.

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