North Carolina woman failed to vote because polling station worker said she was dead
The High Point couple, Maryann and her husband Pat Leonard, voted every two years, but for the first time in 40 years, a woman was denied her right to drop the ballot because she was listed as dead.
“When I went up to give the woman my information she looked up and said, ‘You’re ineligible to vote,’ and I said, ‘I can’t imagine why.’ She said, ‘Let me find out.’ Then she told me, ‘It says you’re dead,'” Maryann Leonard said, according to CBS17.
At first, residents suspected fraud, but after a few calls, everything was resolved.
Leonard's family was shocked and began calling the county and state boards of election. And yet they found out that the clerk simply confused Maryann Leonard with another resident with the same name.
“It’s just a warning to people to be cautious,” Pat said to Fox8. “You don’t want to go on Election Day and find out that you’re not eligible for election.”