Saturday, 16 Jun 2012
As the state of Florida continues to purge its lists of voters for ineligible names, Governor Rick Scott recalls a time in 2006 when he turned up to vote in an election and was told he was dead.
So far this year, Florida has removed 51,309 dead voters from the register but Governor Scott reminds voters that they can still cast a provisional vote as he did, even if officials tell them they are dead.
The problem apparently stemmed from the death in Florida in 2006 of a man named Richard E Scott who, just like Governor Richard Lynn Scott had been born on 1 December 1952.
“They didn’t ask me the next time I voted,” Scott said. “So I guess I’m not dead any longer.”