Florida Man Wants His Wife’s Vote to Count In Election. One Problem: She’s Dead.

A sample of a vote-by-mail ballot is shown at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Doral, Fla. The department mailed out more than 530,000 vote-by-mail ballots Thursday to voters that requested them for the Nov. 3 general election. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

A Florida man is finding out just how serious voter fraud can be after he was busted obtaining a ballot for his wife. Here’s the problem: She’s dead. And even in this crazy year we call 2020, voting while dead is still illegal.

Larry Wiggins was arrested last week on a voter fraud charge when Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett contacted the sheriff’s office after a review of voter rolls showed Wiggins’ wife had been dead for two years. He “wanted to test the system,” Wiggins told authorities. Which still isn’t what’s commonly referred to as a viable alibi.

According to the Bradenton Herald, “Elections officials notified deputies after comparing what they determined were not matching signatures, and confirmed that the woman had died in 2018,” the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office wrote in their statement.

This case marks the latest in a number of voter fraud issues popping up across the country. In Pennsylvania, a temporary seasonal independent contractor was fired after “incorrectly” discarding a number of military and overseas ballots, according to Luzerne County Manager David Pedri. Project Veritas also recently released a video which purports to show a man collecting absentee ballots in exchange for cash for the August primary election in Minnesota.

More Americans are expected to turn to mail-in voting this year as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on data from 22 states collected by the Associated Press,105,553 mail-in ballots had already been cast as of Friday, October 2. According to the AP, registered Democrats are outnumbering Republicans in key states such as Florida and North Carolina.

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