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Michigan Mystery: Records show 'mummified' body voted in 2010 election

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

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    The case of a Michigan woman whose mummified body was found years after her death is getting even more bizarre. Apparently, Michigan records show she voted in 2010 -- two years after authorities believe she died.

    The Detroit Free Press reported Monday that Pia Farrenkopf voted in that year's gubernatorial election. Authorities have not publicly identified the woman whose body was recently found in a sport utility vehicle parked in the garage of a foreclosed home northwest of Detroit. However, the newspaper reported Farrenkopf owned the home in question, and authorities believe it is her.

    Authorities say all signs indicate Farrenkopf likely died in 2008, when she would have been 49. The voting records, though, throw that timeline into question. They state Farrenkopf registered to vote in 2006 and voted for governor in November 2010.


    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...ody-voted-in-2010-election/?intcmp=latestnews
     
  2. HankD

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    Rev, where in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence does it say one has to be alive to exercise their right to vote?



    Just kiddin'

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  3. Salty

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter

    From an Article on Jimmy Carter

    His 1961 election to the state Senate, which followed the end of Georgia's County Unit System (per the Supreme Court case of Gray v. Sanders), was chronicled in his book Turning Point: A Candidate, a State, and a Nation Come of Age. The initial results showed Carter losing, but this was the result of fraudulent voting. Joe Hurst, the sheriff of Quitman County, was involved in system abuses, including votes recorded from deceased persons and tallies filled with people who supposedly voted in alphabetical order. Carter challenged the results; when fraud was confirmed, he won the election. Carter was reelected in 1964 to serve a second two-year term.
    For a time in the State Senate, he chaired its Education Committee.[23]
     
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    So they rise from their graves to vote? Sorta like the video to "Thriller", but less dancing and more voting?
     
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    In Chicago, it is assumed that if they voted Democrat during their lifetimes, they would want to continue voting Democrat after they were dead....
     
  6. JonC

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    I was thinking the same. Are we advocating voter discrimination based on medical status?

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the mummies, and I did not speak out--
    Because I was not a mummy.

    Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.
     
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