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Virginia finds 10,000 deceased people on list of registered voters

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia elections officials say there are about 10,000 deceased people on the state's list of registered voters.

The Virginia State Board of Elections said Thursday that the deceased voters were identified by comparing the list with the Social Security Administration's master death file obtained from the National Technical Information Service.

The names will be removed from the voter rolls by local general registrars.

The board says it is continuing analyze the records to identify additional potential matches.

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