There was one incident in Luzerne County where a registered Republican reportedly attempted to apply for an absentee ballot in his deceased mother's name, but he didn't make it past the application phase. "This case is more proof our election will be protected by state and local officials alike," Attorney General Josh Shapiro tweeted in
After social media users circulated videos that purportedly showed the names of dead voters in
Michigan, The AP contacted one of the people named. She was very much alive and had just
beaten her husband at cribbage.
According to experts, seeing strange birthdates on voter rolls that appear to belong to deceased registrants isn't evidence of voter fraud, and there
are multiple reasons why it can occur.
Tracy Wimmer, a spokesperson for Michigan's secretary of state's office, told The AP that on rare occasions a ballot received from a voter may be recorded as though that person is too old to be alive. This can occur when an incorrect birth year is
entered on voter rolls.