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SLED: No dead voters in South Carolina

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By MEG KINNARD
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State police have determined that no one purposefully cast a ballot in South Carolina using the names of dead people.

The State Law Enforcement Division reached that conclusion in a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

Attorney General Alan Wilson called for the investigation last year after a state Department of Motor Vehicles analysis determined that more than 900 people listed as deceased also had recently voted. But SLED says most of the issues were the result of clerical or scanning errors. Only a handful of questioned votes were inconclusive.

On Friday, a spokesman for Wilson said the prosecutor was pleased with SLED's work investigating the matter.

The agency's determination was first reported by The Columbia Free Times, which obtained the report through an open records request.

 

Kinnard can be reached at http://twitter.com/MegKinnardAP

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