The Problem with “Tombstone Evidence” of a Voter’s Death

(Chuck Muth) – I attended a “Precinct Captain” training workshop conducted by Iris Stone of the Election Integrity Network and hosted by Mary Rooney and Julie Hereford of NevadansCAN in Las Vegas on Monday.

It was a very productive event; however, some in the audience articulated their ongoing belief that the 2020 election was stolen because the Democrats “cheated.”  This is not helpful.

As Tom Cruise’s character said to Demi Moore’s character in A Few Good Men, “It doesn’t matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove.”

When I repeated that quote at the meeting, one gentleman in the audience brought up photographic “proof” of a voter’s death based on a cemetery headstone.  But that’s unlikely to be accepted by either election officials or the courts.

Here’s why…

As you’ll see in the tombstone photo above, Ms. Treadway passed away in 2018 at the age of 81.  As such, she obviously should be removed from the voter list.

But if you take this photo to the local election department or secretary of state, they’re probably not going to accept it as “proof” of Ms. Treadway’s demise and remove her.  And they’d be right for not doing so.  Why?

Because that’s not a real tombstone.

Despite the fact that I have zero graphics skills, I was able to “photo-shop” that picture with Ms. Treadway’s info.  It’s fake.  Totally bogus.

If you really want to remove deceased individuals from the “Active” voter file – and you should – you need to confirm a voter’s death from some official source, not a photo of a graveyard tombstone.

I have no doubt that most of the tombstone photos I’ve seen of dead people who are still on the voter rolls are legit.  If you obtain one, you have every reason to *believe* the person is deceased and should be removed.

But it doesn’t matter what we “believe.”  The only thing that matters is what we can PROVE.


“Every single vote that's cast by a dead voter actually cancels out a vote of a lawful voter; because if they voted for one candidate and you voted, let's say, for another, your vote got canceled out.” – Ellen Swensen, True the Vote


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