9,000 dead voters are still on registered to vote in Dallas County.
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Dallas County could have as many as more than 9,000 dead people registered as voters, but the county’s election supervisor says they cannot be removed until after the November election.
Federal law forbids changing the voter roll within 60 days of a federal election, a deadline that has already passed, said Election Supervisor Toni Pippins-Poole.
Pippins-Poole said the Texas secretary of state did not provide the list of possible deceased voters from Social Security records until late August.
The election office must send a letter to each name on the list to be sure person is not alive. Pippins-Poole said the state did not allow her office enough time to complete the process.
Dallas County Republican Party Chairman Wade Emmert said it creates an opportunity for voter fraud.
“These voter registration cards are tickets to vote,” he said. “Without voter ID, if you have one of these cards, they can’t confirm you are who you claim to be.”
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