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Old 11-03-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Of course.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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This is what I thought, but wanted to see if anyone thought differently. Kepp the answes coming. Thanks for keeping it civil!!!


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Old 11-03-2008, 06:06 PM
 
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The vote would still count because there is no way to go back and determine what votes "she" made to retract. It does bring up an interesting question though..
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:07 PM
 
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[color=blue][b]I am posting this as a serious question. If (when) the bashing starts I will request that this thread be closed.

Like any legal document its validity is based upon the date that it was submitted.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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I was thinking about that the other day- but since ballots are anonymous, I don't know how any of them can be disqualified.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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I look at it like a will...she was alive when she made the vote, therefore, it was her intention to cast her vote and it should count. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes three elections before a persons name is removed.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Exclamation Doesn't sound right!

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I am posting this as a serious question. If (when) the bashing starts I will request that this thread be closed. Please be civil.

If someone, such as Barack Obama's grandmother who passed today, voted early (and I have no idea if his grandmother did or not) and then dies, what happens to that vote? Is it still a vaild vote because it was cast while a person was living or is it null and void? How will it be deleted, if deemed necessary, and what procesure is set up for handling such cases?
My understanding is that she (alegedly) died on Sunday and then the campaign sat on the news until tonight.

Does this story make sense?

I think the whole thing stinks to high Heaven.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I did a Search and a Source from Fox 5, said it depends on the state-

Should Your Vote Still Count if You're Dead? - FOXNews.com Elections

All the sources said the Same.

Diane G
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Catonsville, MD
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According to this blog, she voted absentee and her vote will count:

Will Madelyn Dunham's Vote Count? | Slog | The Stranger | Seattle's Only Newspaper

(not that a blog is the be-all and end-all of anything, but it's what I found.)
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Denver
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My BF's grandmother recently passed after battling terminal cancer for awhile...........and in a family of republicans, she made damn sure to fill out her absentee ballot for Obama beforehand.......so yes, they count and they should in my opinion.
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