Investigation finds deceased girl’s poll counted in 2020 election in Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – A latest discovery of a deceased girl’s poll results in the invention of a whole lot of others listed as energetic voters in a single Ohio county.

Among the many hundreds who solid ballots in Summit County for the November Basic Election was Northfield resident Carol Liederbach, whose absentee poll, in response to Summit County Board of Elections data, was obtained Oct. 16, with the affirmation that it’s being included within the election outcomes.

The Board of Elections since realized that the poll was requested and returned months after Liederbach’s loss of life.

Throughout a Feb. 2 assembly, the board stated, “We even have in our possession a accomplished absentee voter identification kind that was proported to be accomplished on Oct. 13, 2020, signed additionally Carol Liederbach, which is now 4 months thereabouts after her passing.”

The revelation triggered an investigation the Board of Elections and the Summit County Sheriff’s Workplace to seek out out who requested and accomplished the poll.

It additionally revealed one thing else.

“We then began the method and audited the whole 2020 to find out and correctly delete all deceased voters that we had missed, which is within the neighborhood of 650 voters,” the board stated.

Individuals who voted in Summit however died in a unique county.

The board knowledgeable that of the 650 voters, Liederbach was the one one whose identify confirmed up as having voted.

The board assured that procedures have been modified to catch the error sooner or later, whereas the matter of Liederbach’s mysterious vote stays beneath investigation.

“No one has but confessed to, on the document, for forging these signatures and submitting these kinds,” the board stated.

The poll was mailed from the lady’s residence, and relations have supplied testimony to the Board of Elections investigating the solid poll.

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