The Dead Don’t Vote

Andrew Sullivan —  Feb 15 2012 @ 1:41pm

Republicans are freaking out because 1.8 million deceased Americans are still on voter rolls. Josh Marshall dismisses their concerns:

People die. We don’t have a universal citizenship computer that takes you off every list when you die. The big reason that these things don’t happen is that there is huge resistance to at all federalizing the voting process. If there was any evidence at all that a trailing number of deceased people on voting rolls was helping anyone commit vote fraud this might be an issue. Since there’s no evidence of this, it’s really not a big thing to get up in arms about.

Recent Dish on voting restrictions here and here.