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Doggone Ridiculous: Family Pet in California Is Sent Voter Registration Form

Friday, October 7, 2016 8:59
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We’ve heard about dead people and illegal immigrants being registered to vote. It’s been happening for years, and usually involves Democrats.

Oh, and dead folks don’t only somehow become registered to vote, they actually DO vote – somehow – from the grave, as Michael Snyder reports:

“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.

The problem of people registering to vote under deceased people’s names and actually going to the polls to vote isn’t that shocking, really. It’s been going on for decades. A 2012 report by the Pew Center showed that more than 1.8 million deceased people were registered to vote nationwide. The same report found 3 million voters registered in multiple states, possibly due to changes of residency prior to death.

But this one was new to me.

A Daily Sheeple reader shared this with us yesterday…


That’s right. Shiner – this family’s DOG – was sent a voter registration form.

Shiner’s owner told us she reported the letter to authorities:

For the record I sent it and copies of it in with letters of complaint to proper government entities. Never received a reply.

I’ve heard of animals being nominated for and actually elected to public office, but not of them voting. This is for the birds (sorry, had to).

California is one of the states that doesn’t require ID at the ballot box, by the way.

In 2012, when Thomas Tolbert passed a voter registration booth on the University of New Mexico campus, he decided to see how easy it would be to register Buddy, his dog, to vote.

Turns out, it was surprisingly easy, Tolbert said:

They should verify. Somebody should have verified this information and somebody should have come out and took a look at exactly who it was. But I made up a birth date, and I made up a social security number and I had a voter registration card in my hand for Buddy two weeks later.

And, also in 2012, a DC-based nonprofit mailed voter registration forms to hundreds of dead Virginians, children, non-citizens, pets, and others ineligible to vote. Over 750 complaints were sent to the State Board of Elections, but a criminal investigation was not conducted. The reason given? “Faulty” commercial mailing lists.

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