The Voting Dead

No, this is not a spinoff of AMC’s popular T.V. show. This is reality, one that the left is far too quick to dismiss and consistently claims does not occur.  Voters in California have somehow been coming back from the dead in order to cast their ballots for years. The report was aired by a CBS station in LA (Channel 2).

A comparison of records by David Goldstein, investigative reporter for CBS2/KCAL9, has revealed hundreds of so-called dead voters in Southern California, a vast majority of them in Los Angeles County.  

“He took a lot of time choosing his candidates,” said Annette Givans of her father, John Cenkner.

Cenkner died in Palmdale in 2003. Despite this, records show that he somehow voted from the grave in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010.

But he’s not the only one.

CBS2 compared millions of voting records from the California Secretary of State’s office with death records from the Social Security Administration and found hundreds of so-called dead voters.

In total, the report showed that 265 people voted from beyond the grave. This is vote fraud, plain and simple. The following day the station released an update to the story which detailed some of the early fallout from the discovery.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich introduced a motion at the Board of Supervisors meeting to start an investigation into the news station’s findings and put the Registrar on notice:

“The Registrar-Recorder has to do a better job to insure the integrity of the voter system is secure,” he told David Goldstein, investigative reporter for CBS2/KCAL9.

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl voted in favor but defended the Registrar who claims to be removing “1,200 to 2,000 deceased records from the database per month.”

“There’s really no way to connect a person whose death is recorded with a person who is registered to vote unless we get some kind of notification from the family,” Kuehl told Goldstein.

“But we did that though. We were able to do it,” Goldstein said. “We were able to confirm that there’s 215 dead voters in L.A. County.”

Where is the outrage? Where are the folks screaming about REAL,QUANTIFIABLE voter disenfranchisement? Well, the reporter thought to attempt to include those folks as well but, they were eerily silent on the matter.

CBS2 reached out to the California Democratic Party, but they declined to comment.

The Registrar has 30 days to report back to the Board of Supervisors looking into the findings.

Election integrity in this country has been under siege for some time. It needs to stop and those responsible need to be held accountable. Voter ID laws are the first step in the process of ensuring that we actually address the problem. Vote fraud deniers hide behind the mere possibility of an inconvenience for a few, while more and more evidence is uncovered showing that our system is susceptible to and is consistently subject to fraud.