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Dead People's Votes Might Count Next Week

By AP/KWMU

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.

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