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.