A Philadelphia TV station has found at least three instances in which votes were cast in recent elections under the names of people who were long dead.
WPVI-TV made the findings after digging through a decade’s-worth of Philadelphia’s election and death records.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has recently warned of fraud at polls in Philadelphia. He’s specifically raised concerns about votes made in the names of dead people.
Among the three individuals found by WPVI was a woman who died in 2006 but cast ballots in 2008, 2012, 2014 and the 2016 primary election.
City Commissioner Al Schmidt, a Republican who runs the city’s elections, says human error — like poll workers scanning the wrong name — could’ve caused the issue.
Experts say cases of voter fraud involving dead people are isolated. They also say it would be an inefficient way to rig a presidential election.