Dead People's Votes Might Count Next Week
Columbia, MO – Some dead people might get to vote in next week's elections in Missouri.
That's because of a statewide inconsistency between checking obituaries against names of those who have voted absentee.
It's possible to count a dead person's vote if that voter sends in an absentee ballot, then dies before Election Day.
Some county clerks check death notices, but they add not even that's a 100% guarantee to make sure every absentee voter is still alive on Election Day.