Political campaigns target to win various groups, such as the Black vote or the Jewish vote or the Hispanic vote. Who wins the dead vote (i.e., voter fraud)?
Chicago has had a reputation of dead people voting Democratic since at least the presidential election of 1960. “9 out of 10 dead voters vote Democrat” is a popular Republican saying. “Chicago’s dead people vote Democrat” has been cited in print since at least 1983.
A related term is “cemetery vote” and a related saying is “When I die, bury me in Chicago because I want to remain politically active.”
Wikipedia: United States presidential election, 1960
However, a special prosecutor assigned to the case brought charges against 650 people, which did not result in convictions. Three Chicago election workers were convicted of voter fraud in 1962 and served short terms in jail. Mazo, the Herald-Tribune reporter, later said that he found names of the dead who had voted in Chicago, along with 56 people from one house. He found cases of Republican voter fraud in southern Illinois, but said the totals didn’t match the Chicago fraud he found.
Google News Archive
20 January 1983, Daily Times (Portsmouth, OH), “Where The Dead Vote,” pg. 4, col. 3:
But Democrat Stevenson should have known that historically, Chicago’s dead people vote Democrat!
Google Groups: chi.general
From: “Clifton T. Sharp Jr.”
Subject: Re: Vote today
They wouldn’t let me. I argued that they even let dead people vote, and the guy said “Look, ya stoopid suburbanite, the dead people vote Democratic.”
Google Groups: alt.rush-limbaugh
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 09:53:22 -0700
Local: Thurs, Oct 4 2001 10:53 am
Subject: Re: THE MEDIA COVER-UP OF THE DORNAN VICTORY
It’s true that only People vote, and apparently, DEAD PEOPLE VOTE DEMOCRAT!!
Dead voters continue to cast ballots in New York (?coincidentally? 4 of 5 are dems)
TheJournalNews ^ | 10-30-2006 | TheJournalNews
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2006 6:40:47 PM by FreedomNeocon
DoJ Slumbers As Dead Voters Head to the Polls
by Walt Posted September 28, 2010
Walt to NidStyles Sep. 29
Studies show that 99 out of 100 dead voters vote Democrat.
(Just kidding.) (But I’m serious.)
Democrats Plan Cemetery Petition Drive to Collect Names to Oust Scott Walker
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 6:50 AM
You know what they say:
9 out of 10 Dead Voters vote Democrat.
New York City • Government/Law/Politics • (0) Comments • Friday, November 18, 2011 • Permalink