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After leaving Mass last Sunday at Our Lady of Perpetual Aggrievement, while waiting to see if any good Catholic would let me out of the parking lot, I started thinking about the upcoming election.
Election fraud, election deniers, and voter suppression all came to mind. I thought about checking the Guinness Book of World Records for how many Chicago Civil War vets were still voting, and which one of them had never missed an election leading up to November 8, 2022.
When someone passes out of this world, a family member has to receive a death certificate issued by county government to accomplish any number of tasks to settle the deceased’s estate. I wonder if a copy of that death certificate is forwarded by the county to the county elections office. I’m all for perpetual flames but remaining on the voter rolls in perpetuity just does not have the same cachet a natural gas flame has.
If burglars can find the time to go through funeral notices, and they do, to burglarize the deceased’s home while the funeral takes place why can’t election officials exercise some due diligence to remove the deceased’s name from the voter rolls.Published in