THEY’RE NOT JUST VOTING IN THIS ELECTION …
By FITSNEWS || Remember the rash of dead people casting ballots in South Carolina a few years ago? Don’t worry if you don’t … it was a hoax.
In case you missed it, here’s our story debunking this ridiculous lie (one of many told over the last four years by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley).
“Dead voters” was 100 percent pure malarkey … a transparently ridiculous rationale for the GOP’s transparently self-serving voter identification push.
While the “dead voters” story was a scam, though, just in time for Halloween we’ve uncovered another ghoulish Palmetto political tale.
Except this one involves a dead person actually contributing to a political campaign.
According to campaign disclosure reports filed this month, Derek Lewis – who is running for a school board seat in Greenville County, S.C. – received a campaign contribution in the amount of $500 from a retiree named Thomas Patrick on August 9 of this year. Patrick’s address was listed as 14 Woodvale Avenue.
The only problem?
Thomas Patrick died seven years ago. Here’s his obituary (which includes the same address listed on the campaign disclosure form).
Now that’s a check we’d love to have seen stroked … (cue the crypt-keeper).
Obviously we don’t care who is running for school board in Greenville County, S.C. but it seems as though candidate Lewis has some explaining to do.
As for South Carolina’s deceased population: What’s next? If they’re voting and contributing to political campaigns, it seems only likely they’ll be running for office soon. Another write-in campaign for Strom Thurmond, maybe?