COLUMBIA -- An initial review of allegations about votes cast under dead people's names reveals clerical errors and problems with records -- but doesn't indicate fraud, a top elections official told legislators Wednesday.
Two weeks ago, Department of Motor Vehicles Executive Director Kevin Shwedo told a House panel that his agency's analysis of state voter ID data showed that votes were cast under the names of 953 dead people over the past six years.
State Election Commission Executive Director Marci Andino said Wednesday some of the cases show run-of-the-mill problems with dated records or sloppy practices. Andino said she hasn't been provided with the full list of voters Shwedo questioned. Of 20 names she's received so far from the attorney general, she has found little to indicate that fraud occurred.