Dead voters in South Carolina

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  1. rivergator
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    Remember when Republicans got all excited over claims of 900 dead voters in South Carolina. Fox, of course, went into high gear. Republicans here assured it was real. I thought it had been fully debunked last year, but I guess that was just the preliminary report.
    The final state police conclusion: Nope, didn't happen.

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    I don't remember or really care at this point since we have actually seen Dem voters who claim to have voted up to 8 or 9 times.
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    So you don't know anything about this story and just thought you'd throw something else out there? Good job.
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    Don't remember anything about that.
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    I guess we could dig up the thread, but it was another dadx4 hogwash special. It was also quoted by righties often in other topics, i.e. "well, what do you expect with 900 dead people voting in S.C." etc, etc.
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    The only thing dead is this thread.
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    I know you continually think your lack of knowledge on a given subject is worthy of a post, but it's really not.
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    :laugh::laugh:

    How many times have we said that to you? A googolplex....
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    It really is a shame that we only have 6 months of archives. It would be informative to be able to go back and look at what posters actually wrote when topics like this come back around.
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    From the link:

    Also, the headline reads; "SLED: No rampant dead voters in South Carolina"

    Key word... "Rampant."

    Once again, the original claim is twisted into something that doesn't even remotely resemble the original discussion...

    Strawman? Anyone?
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    Wouldn't inconclusive mean "unable to tell if dead or not?"
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    Yeah, I remember some of resident conservatives claiming that number to be accurate. They were echoing what a bunch of other rightwingers said:

    Human Events:

    Fox:



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    So what exactly are you saying? The original claim (of which you were a big supporter) was that 953 dead people voted. That's been proven untrue. What's left is a handful of votes that can't be proven or disproven.
    And the strawman is what?
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    Indeed it is... As I recall, the consensus was that if even one vote was cast on behalf of a deceased person, it was one too many... Of course, the author if this thread wouldn't accept that...
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    Do we need to define "claim" for you river? Again, we all agreed that if even one dead person voted, it was too many; that was the discussion, and it was in response to the report that instigated the investigation...

    The strawman is your saying that because all 953 votes in question could not be proven, then none were cast... That wasn't the argument at all, no matter how hard you try to twist it.
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    I think you are the one trying to twist it. The fact remains that Republican got very excited about claims of 953 dead voters. Including you. Almost all were clearly disproven and not one was proven.
    Not one.
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    The opening sentence of that AP article is poorly worded.

    "State police have determined that no one purposefully cast a ballot in South Carolina using the names of dead people."

    Shouldn't the word "purposefully" be left out?
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    Now, River, that's not nice.

    I vaguely remember seeing something about that on here back then when I was just looking around the boards, but don't know specifics since I wasn't actively posting. I remember hearing about "dead people votes" in multiple places but claims were made by both parties (including in Republican wins up here) so I'm guessing this is just a standard way to fight results and/or blame losing a close race.

    It would be nice to have a bigger archive but we'd probably blow out the servers.

    Now, as far as the number of dead voters. One "dead" voter is too many. Same as one double vote, one illegal vote, one bought vote. Not acceptable - period. So great they found the number wasn't as high. I'm glad, but again one too many.
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    Not as high? They didn't find any.
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    Who needs dead people to vote when you can just vote a bunch of times?

    Both sides should want people to use an ID to vote and measures in place to make sure nobody can vote multiple times.

    Those who don't are clearly in favor of rigged elections.

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