The Courant had a classic article over the weekend discussing how a large number of dead people remain on the voting rolls, and evidently some of them have become enthusiastic repeat voters following their deaths.
Now, I'm all for there being great latitudes to accommodate voters... I do like the plan Republicans in the General Assembly have to allow unrestricted use of absentee ballots... but I draw the line at death's door. If you're dead, your right to vote is in question.
I mean, think about how many more Democrats would get elected in this state with zombies being able to cast ballots. Hell, some of our Democrats in office are little more than the walking dead.
Particularly amusing about all of this is that the liberal advocates of same day voter registration, a policy that would make the voting process rife with errors and expose it to fraud, have regularly lectured us about how little fraud there is and how watertight our system is. Over 8,500 dead people were apparently found registered, many of whom apparently never voted until after their death.
Considering the fact that many municipal races and state legislative races have been decided by only a handful of votes, I'd say thousands of dead voters is a serious problem.
And what is Secretary "Sledgehammer" Bysiewicz doing about this? According to the article, a representative from her office concedes there needs to be a better way of tracking and notifying registrars of deaths.
Perhaps if Bysiewicz spent a little less time parading around the state giving out fictitious awards to prominent individuals, or pretending to be our other Attorney General, she might be able to formulate a policy about this. Instead, she inserts herself into issues like Broadwater, of which she has no authority or power, and grossly neglects the office she holds and its duties in an endless series of self-aggrandizements in pursuit of larger political offices.