We’ve already had plenty of fun debunking S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley‘s claim about “dead voters” participating in South Carolina elections.
We knew Haley was full of it – and said so.
For those of you who missed this drama, last year Haley’s Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) alleged 957 deceased South Carolinians had cast votes in the most recent statewide election.
“In my opinion, and I’m not an expert in this area, dead guys shouldn’t be allowed to vote,” Haley’s SCDMV director Kevin Shwedo said last January – less than two weeks before South Carolinians voted in a presidential primary election.
We agree dead people shouldn’t be allowed to vote (duh) … but there’s one big problem here. The “dead voters” claim was totally bunk.
After the Haley administration made this allegation, the S.C. Election Commission (SCEC) requested the names of these 957 “dead voters” – but were only give six of them. Of those six “dead voters,” SCEC director Marci Andino discovered one who died after casting an absentee ballot and five who were … wait for it … very much alive and eligible to vote. Andino’s agency eventually obtained more than 200 of the alleged “dead voters” on Haley’s list – yet no dead voters were found among these names, either.
Now comes additional evidence proving Haley’s “dead voter” claim was yet another lie from her administration …
A report prepared – but never released – by the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) confirmed Andino’s findings. This report was obtained via an open records request made by The (Columbia, S.C.) Free Times. SLED – another of Haley’s cabinet agencies – refused to comment on the report.
How convenient …
“They lied to our entire state and then they lied to our entire nation,” S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers (D-Bamberg) told Free Times.
But not only did Haley’s administration lie, it spent tax dollars investigating the bogus claim – then tried to bury a report exposing the scam.