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    Question of the day 11-3-08

    We do not have early voting in NY (other then absentee ballots), so I am posing this question, it is two fold:

    If a Person Votes Early and Dies before Election Day does that Vote Count? Should that Vote Count?

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    Sure. As long as they were alive when they voted unlike in Louisiana and Ohio. Their right to vote as a citizen should be honored. Otherwise McCain would lose the nursing home vote.
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    I don't see why not, as they were alive at the time the vote was cast and it was a legal ballot. They just don't have to live with the results of the election.
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    They probably cared a great deal about their vote if they spent some of their precious time during their final few days of life voting, and it would be really painful to those they left behind if their votes--one of the final things they did--didn't count. Counting them, on the other hand, shouldn't be a big deal, since it probably wouldn't change the final result anyway (since those voting right before they die are not confined to any particular party and will probably split along the same lines as the rest of the population). So I think their votes should count.

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    Varies by state.

    In my view a marked ballot isn't a vote until election day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd View Post
    In my view a marked ballot isn't a vote until election day.
    That is what I would have figured too but there would probably be no way for the election board to know that the person passed on.

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    I think it should count, agree with Ducky -- they were alive at the time the vote was cast and it was within the time frame allowed for voting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Sure. As long as they were alive when they voted unlike in Louisiana and Ohio. Their right to vote as a citizen should be honored. Otherwise McCain would lose the nursing home vote.
    You forgot Illinois and California also. Both are known for widespread voting fraud.
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    I think it should count. Like others have said, when the person voted they were alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    You forgot Illinois and California also. Both are known for widespread voting fraud.
    Especially in the population centers, (big cities).


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    Why not? A lot of the Democrat votes are from dead people anyway. Obama wants the live ones to vote early and vote often.
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