Friday fact-check: Polling booths of the living dead

07/26/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

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South Carolina Republicans have been using the threat of "zombie voters" -- dead people in whose name hundreds of illegal ballots were purportedly cast -- to spur the passage of a new voter ID law. Only one problem: An internal report, seen privately by some of the most vocal voter-ID cheerleaders, found that virtually none of the alleged "zombie voter" incidents had actually happened. "Apparently, officials were hoping the whole thing would remain dead and buried. But zombies have a way of coming back to life," writes Glenn Kessler.

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