Florida election officials have discovered and purged up to 53,000 dead voters from the voter rolls in Florida.
You might wonder how so many dead voters have remained on the polls. The answer is simple. Until now, Florida hadn’t been using the best available data revealing which voters have died. The state is now using the nationwide Social Security Death Index in order to determine which voters should be purged from the list of voters because of death.
The bad news is that most states are not using the same database that Florida is now using. If fact, there are reports that some election officials will not remove voters even if they are presented with a death certificate. That, of course, means that voter rolls across the nation are still filled with dead voters.
Florida should be applauded for taking the problem seriously.