GRAND RAPIDS – There have always been controversies and conspiracies about dead people voting in elections. It seems to now be a trend to make your voting wishes known in your obituary.
In a story first reported in USA Today, Jeffrey Cohen died this past weekend in Pittsburgh. He was a chiropractor who appears to have had a lot of fun in his 70 years of life, and his obituary concludes with:
In contrast, when Ernest Overbay, Jr. died on January 2nd in Richmond, Virginia, he asked for people to vote for Trump. Trump saw it and tweeted about it.
USA Today also points out that Elaine Fydrych had another final political wish when she died last August in New Jersey.
Elaine requests, “In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton”.
So, anyone making out their last requests and pre-writing their obituaries for 2016, you may want to consider your choice for the next president.