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Potential exists for deceased to still vote in NY

In the lead-up to November's elections, John Ferro of the Poughkeepsie Journal exposes the potential for voting fraud in New York state. The statewide database of registered voters contains the names of nearly 77,000 deceased - including many who cast votes posthumously. "The Journal's analysis is the first to examine the potential for errors and fraud in New York's three-month-old database. It matched names, dates of birth and ZIP codes in the state's database of 11.7 million voter registration records against the same information in the Social Security Administration's "Death Master File," a database of 77 million records of deaths dating to 1937."

The Social Security Administration Death Master File can be obtained from the IRE and NICAR Database Library.

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