It is a disgrace America has come to a place where we need a bill to outlaw the dead from voting due to the fraud discovered during the 2020 elections.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an Indiana-based election integrity group, found thousands of deceased people on voter rolls. They also found approximately 40,000 likely duplicate registrants appear to have cast second votes in 2018 from the same address, The Washington Free Beacon reported in September.
“Our voter rolls have not, and will not be ready for a mail-focused election this November,” Logan Churchwell, communications director for PILF said. “State court decisions in swing states allowing for relaxed deadlines, signature verification, and harvesting now sit on a foundation of bad voter data.”
It also turned out 118-year-old William Bradley voted via absentee ballot in Wayne County, Michigan. William Bradley died in 1984. Linda Kesler of Nicholson, Ga. Linda Kesler died in 2003. She was still voting in presidential elections. These are just a few examples of the dead voting.
For these reasons, Brian Babin (R-TX) introduced the “You Must Be Alive to Vote Act.” The bill will require states to obtain information from “Social Security Administration on deaths for purposes of voter registration list maintenance, and for other purposes,” according to the Daily Wire.
Babin said the right to vote is “one of the most vital pillars of our democracy, the foundations of which are election integrity and confidence in our democratic processes.”
We need to protect our democratic process and Americans’ faith in our elections. He said we must “ensure that deceased individuals are not allowed to remain on state voter rolls.”
The ease with which someone is able to steal the ballot of a deceased person and cast an illegitimate vote is unconscionable regardless of the political party and should scare anyone. Babin hopes the bill will help rectify this wrong in the future.
“My bill will prevent any funds from the U.S. Departments of Transportation or Education, with the exception of those going toward law enforcement agency grants, from going to counties of any state that do not annually check their voter lists against the Social Security Administration’s most recent death records in order to purge them of any individuals found to be deceased,” he added.