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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Republican Candidate's Dead Girlfriend Voted for Years From the Beyond Grave

Posted by on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Republicans are the first to point and scream voter fraud as an excuse to disenfranchise huge swaths of the voting public each year—even while lacking real-life examples of voter fraud—so I read stories like this with a certain amount of glee:

A Republican candidate for supervisor in Pinal County, Arizona has with withdrawn following allegations that his former companion continued to cast absentee ballots five years after her death.

In a statement issued by his attorneys, John Enright said he was quitting “for several reasons, including an almost year-long battle with cancer,” but did not address the voter fraud allegations, according the The Arizona Republic.

Several weeks ago, the Pinal County Recorder’s Office received an anonymous letter that claimed that absentee ballots had been cast by Sheila Nassar as late as this this year, even though she had died on Feb. 3, 2007. Enright had lived with with Nassar until the time of her death.


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Cato the Younger Younger 1
The GOP still hasn't gotten over Cook County in 1960. They really should at some point
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on July 26, 2012 at 10:13 AM · Report this
Aaron 2
Absentee ballot? So you mean the voter ID laws to cause people going to the polls, versus vote by mail, to produce ID will do nothing to deal with this kind of flagrant and prolific fraud being done by Republicans with dead girlfriends? Shocking.
Posted by Aaron on July 26, 2012 at 10:19 AM · Report this
Great. Now we have to worry about Republican zombies.
Posted by David from Chicago on July 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM · Report this
Pick1 4
Honestly I don't know why this is considered good. The whole point of the voter fraud laws is that there is no evidence of anyone fraudulently misusing the system.

Now, they can just shame this guy out and hold him up as an example of voter fraud and why we actually need this Jim Crow-esque bullshit.

Not good.
Posted by Pick1 on July 26, 2012 at 10:26 AM · Report this
Zebes 5
Arizona, Arizona, Arizona.
Posted by Zebes on July 26, 2012 at 10:29 AM · Report this
@4 and by "Not good" you mean "Excellent, it's all coming to plan!"
Posted by hrmmm on July 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM · Report this
Shorter republican stance, "Do as I say, not as I do".
Posted by Large Hardon Colluder on July 26, 2012 at 10:45 AM · Report this
ryanayr 8
Who better to fight against voter fraud then the party that is the most knowledgeable in how to pull-off voter fraud?
Posted by ryanayr on July 26, 2012 at 10:47 AM · Report this
very bad homo 9
Is Arizona ever in the news for something good?
Posted by very bad homo on July 26, 2012 at 11:27 AM · Report this
If you can explain to me what ID requirements at the polling place have to do with absentee ballots you will have a point.
Posted by Warren Terra on July 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM · Report this
Clearly, this is the work of ACORN!
Posted by FonsieScheme on July 26, 2012 at 11:52 AM · Report this
Exactly Warren. This MAY be the fault of the Arizona registrar who did not cross-check the absentee ballot list with the death register. My question is whether Mr. Enright had to request an absentee ballot each year for his zombie girlfriend, or whether it was sent to him each year due to bureaucratic oversight. In the first case, it's out and out fraud, in the second, he took advantage (fraudulently) of the registrar's error.
Posted by Blue Gal on July 26, 2012 at 1:39 PM · Report this
Westlake, son! 13
@10 because many people (dead people) still won't need ID to vote. It's what's known as a "loophole."

It's known for a fact that voter ID requirements will disenfranchise voters, and there's no proof that the fraud is greater than the disenfranchisement.

So voter ID laws presume guilt while also not actually reducing fraud, as this instance of dead people voting shows.
Posted by Westlake, son! on July 26, 2012 at 2:14 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 14
They remind me of the guys who are always accusing their girlfriends of cheating because they, themselves, are cheaters.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on July 26, 2012 at 4:42 PM · Report this
You must remember....EVERYTHING the the repubs accuse the dems of doing, they are, in fact, doing themselves.
Posted by Sidney18511 on July 27, 2012 at 8:35 AM · Report this
You must remember.......EVERYTHING the repubs accuse the dems of doing, they are, in fact, doing themselves.
Posted by Sidney18511 on July 27, 2012 at 8:43 AM · Report this

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