Figures. Democrats Appoint Dead Man to Committee

Democrats reward their party faithful.

Alabama democrats appointed dead supporter Reynolds Smith Jr. to a party panel.
The AP reported, via Free Republic

Reynolds Smith Jr. was a stalwart Democratic voter in stark-red Alabama. But the Alabama Democratic Party overlooked another fact when it appointed Smith to an interim party panel: He died in November at age 83.

Party executive director Jim Spearman told the Press-Register Tuesday that the mistake was caused by outdated records. He said the party received Smith’s name from a 2006 list of candidates for the county committee and then used a voter list to verify him as an active voter.

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