"No dead people voted," proclaimed Secretary
"Sledgehammer" Susan Bysiewicz. This was the finding following an investigation by our Secretary of State into the business that was exposed by journalism students at UConn last month.
The journalism students determined that across Connecticut nearly 9,000 people who were deceased had been recorded as showing up to vote post-mortem.
This prompted Sledgehammer Susan to, just for a moment, hit the pause button on pretending to be our other attorney general by injecting herself into issues like Broadwater, which her office has no official role in, and focus on something that actually falls under the role of the office she actually holds. She launched what is clearly a comprehensive investigation into the allegations of how dead people were somehow being recorded as having voted.
Her results? "No dead people voted." Well. No shit. No actual dead human beings rose from their graves, sauntered into polling places and cast votes? You needed to launch an investigation to establish that? Well done.
The concern here obviously isn't that the dead are actually voting, it's that other people are voting using their names fraudulently. Bysiewicz claims that absolutely none of the votes cast in the name of the dead were fraudulent.
Certainly, as she points out, clerical errors and mistakes can understandably account for some of these. But a full 9,000 of them? Oh come on.
She now claims 80% of the dead voters cited by UConn have been erased from the voter rolls. Why not 100%? Are her investigators still checking some pulses?
The way something like this happens is when a politician who is unhappy and unsatisfied with the office she holds lusts for other offices (ie: attorney general or governor) and pays more attention on attaching her name to issues she is uninvolved with than she does with running the office she has been charged with.
Bysiewicz, as a result, has made herself reactive to a simple book-keeping matter where she ought to have had a proactive policy in place. School students did her job for her. We call that incompetence.
On the other hand... there is this footage from last year outside the polls in New Haven...