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SOS: Ballots of voters who have died are not counted in Michigan

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Posted at 12:41 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 12:41:29-05

The state of Michigan rejects ballots of voters who have died, according to the Department of State.

These ballots are not counted even if the voter cast an absentee ballot and then died before Election Day.

False information and claims of voter fraud have continued to run wild following last week's election, with President Donald Trump being at the forefront of making these baseless accusations.

On the evening of Nov. 5, President Trump claimed that voter fraud was rampant in Michigan, saying that ballots were being illegally brought into Detroit's voting center at 4 a.m., likely referring to a video that's since gone viral claiming that ballots were being snuck into the center using a red wagon.
That claim has since been debunked.

"Those who make claims otherwise are wrong, and the lists circulating claiming to show this is happening are not accurate. Many of the lists do not contain enough information to accurately compare them to the Michigan Qualified Voter File. MDOS and news organizations have drawn samples and reviewed samples of lists claiming to show votes cast by deceased individuals in Michigan. We are not aware of a single confirmed case showing that a ballot was actually cast on behalf of a deceased individual," according to the Michigan Secretary of State website.

Deceased Voters Fact Check 707424 7 by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd

View more election and voting fact checks by the state department here.