Sunday, May 26, 2013
"Dead Voters" in TX Actually Alive
As the Texas Legislature is wrapping up their session, a number of bills are heading to Governor Perry's desk. Among them is the so-called "Dead Voters" Bill, HB 3593, which would "require the secretary of state to come up with more accurate “matching” criteria for comparing voter registrations with death records to ensure no Texans are improperly removed from voter rolls." In recent elections people were removed from the voter roll because the government thought they were dead.
In fact, House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Chairman Wayne Smith was one of the voters removed from the voter roll. During debate on the bill, in order to prove that he was still alive 'n' kickin', Mr. Smith jumped into the air, and then exclaimed, "dead men can't jump!"