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Are voting zombies the most pressing case of voter fraud?

Should you be worried about dead people voting for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama in the  2012 elections? The Heritage Foundation thinks so. 

Voter fraud is one scary issue. And believe it or not, there are dead people on the registration rolls in many states. 

Of course, appearing on registration rolls and casting an actual ballot are two different things.

Investigating voter fraud might be better served by finding out how many instances there are like this one where Colin Small was arrested last month on charges of dumping voter registration forms in Harrisonburg, Va. Small was formerly employed by Strategic Allied Consulting, a contractor for the Republican Party of Virginia, which is led by longtime GOP operative Nathan Sproul.

A search for Colin Small on the Heritage Foundation Web site turned up no results regarding this case.  

The video is still entertaining. 

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.



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Allen McDuffee · November 5, 2012