Can dead people vote? Yahoo News Explains

There’s a growing chorus of Republican voices spreading a ghoulish conspiracy theory that the dead may have helped Joe Biden become the 46th president of the United States. These accusations raise two important questions about the dead: First, can their votes be counted? And second, is there an army of fraudulent dead voters who could have pushed President-elect Joe Biden past President Trump at the polls? Luckily, unlike most questions on the afterlife, the answers aren't that complicated. Yahoo News Senior Political Correspondent Jon Ward explains why it’s fairly regular for recently deceased voters to have their ballots counted and, more important, why a coordinated plot to vote in place of dead people in a way that would have any impact on the result is next to impossible.