And that’s the way it is: Cronkite and others still listed as eligible NYC voters

Dead man voting.

Legendary CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, New Yorker editor William Shawn and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt are no longer with us — but the city Board of Elections lists them as eligible voters.

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers — including movie stars Lena Horne and Natasha Richardson and beloved restaurateur Elaine Kaufman — are also on the voting rolls long after they died.

And not only could this cost the city millions of dollars in postage and printing fees, but it could also lead to election fraud.

While newly registered voters must take some form of ID to the polls, longtime voters are just asked to verify addresses and sign a sheet of paper — making it easy to impersonate a dead voter.

Full story: Dead celebs still on a (voting) roll – New York Post

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  • Raycheetah

    Figures. This is the guy who came into America’s living rooms every night, and sold us the bill of goods that the Vietnam war was “lost,” which then became self-fulfilling as public morale collapsed, because who couldn’t believe what Walter Cronkite told them? =>[.]<=

  • Michael Quinney

    And that’s the way it is.

  • voted against carter

    HEY why should NY be ANY different than Chicago?

    I “have” relatives that “live” in chicago and vote.

    Altho they have been dead since 1988, 1990, 1993, 1998, 2004,…

    I stopped trying to get them off the voter lists when I would send copy’s of death cert.

    year after year when a absentee ballots would show up,… again,.. and again,…

  • Drahcir

    This is an error.Someone is keeping his legisy alive.”He would want this”,but more-than-likely somebodies want to sway the elections.

  • savage24

    I wonder how many time old Walter has voted since his death. That goes for all the other celebrities too.