South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson claimed that as many as 900 dead people may have voted in the recent election – a claim that was picked up by Fox News to justify the Republicans’ war on voting rights. Immediately, a statewide investigation into voter fraud was launched – and now we know that it doesn’t exist.
Looking at the 2010 election – the State Election Commission found that of the 207 alleged dead people votes, 95% of those people were alive at the time of the vote – and the few dead people didn’t vote at all: it was just a clerical error. So once again, the myth of voter fraud is proved to be just that…a myth. We’ll see if Fox so-called News issues a correction, but don't hold your breath.