Man tries to use dead man's name to vote
January 10th, 2012
07:47 PM ET
10 years ago

Man tries to use dead man's name to vote

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - A man tried to vote in New Hampshire's largest city Tuesday by using the name of a dead man.

Gloria Pilotte, supervisor at the Ward 9 polling area, immediately became suspicious because she recognized the name as a man she knew who recently died.

The voting list had not been updated since the man's death.

The man attempting to vote told Pillote he was from Texas, but fled before polling officials could get his real name.

Manchester City Clerk Matt Normand tells CNN this is the "first report" of attempted voter fraud in Manchester so far on primary day, and said the voting had otherwise run smoothly.

Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Dojokun

    Oh no, this can't be true. Because we all know that voter-fraud never happens.

    January 10, 2012 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  2. Thomas

    And we will never know who he was going to vote for !

    Could CNN please call and ask him .

    January 10, 2012 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  3. Nick

    This story is false! According to Democrats voter fraud never happens. I'm glad the Dems fight so hard against picture ID's because if NH had a law like that, this voter might have had his rights restrained. Could you imagine if this voter had to go through all the hassle and embarrassment of proving he was who he said he was? Thank God the Democrats are in control and save us from having to pay $4 for a state issued ID. If I'm ever required to prove my identity in this country (like this voter almost had to) I'll just move to Canada. It would be just too much hassle for me to vote!

    January 10, 2012 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  4. geggyg

    A republican caught out trying to commit voter fraud in a repub primary, shock horror . Must be the fault of Presidents Obama, Clinton , Carter. You should ban all democrats from electioneering and voting(they are so devious) , Then you can have a fair republican only Pres election. But have the PR ready for when the economy doesnt improve so the repubs can blame N Korea , Iran and France for all the problems.

    January 10, 2012 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  5. stars

    Sound like a big lie out of all the people voting she new the dead man lol she is a phonie.

    January 10, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  6. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    So far 100% of voter fraud involves Republicans!!

    January 10, 2012 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  7. Gingrich Man

    I bet he was trying to vote for Ron Paul.

    January 10, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    That raises the question as to how often are these rolls updated. If they are only updated every 4 or 10 years, that could lead to some serious problems.

    January 10, 2012 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  9. Hank

    Must be a northeast thing after the ones who pleaded GUILTY to shenanigans in NY.

    January 10, 2012 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  10. Biotechdev

    Simple answer. Photo ID. But the DNC wants voter fraud – that's why the DOJ refuses to take action to have states clear the dead from state voter rolls. Abd how Al Franken got a Senate seat.

    January 10, 2012 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  11. Ben

    I wouldn't be surprised if this was staged to draw more support for the voter ID law.

    January 10, 2012 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  12. Hair bear

    No surprise here! Ah lot of this is going to happen in 2012! Along with ballots not counted are coming in late! It's gonna be ah mind set of what ever it takes. Lots of poll sights will get paid!

    January 10, 2012 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  13. jojo

    We'll see this in every primary I quess. A setup by the Republicans to "'prove" voter fraud exists. It is hard to pull off because you have to find people who just died, were registered voters, and someone stupid enough to get arrest by going into a polling place to vote. BTW, what does it accomplish, one or two votes gained for a politican.

    January 10, 2012 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |