*Well damn. It seems like you would know if you are dead or not, right? I mean, look, here I am. But Dale Hopfinger was told this by a poll-worker as he tried to place his vote in Michigan on November 4.
An election worker insisted that local records say he passed away on Sept. 25. It took a good minute, but Hopfinger finally convinced officials that it was indeed him standing in front of them, and they eventually allowed him to cast a ballot last week in Lee Township.
Hopfinger tells WNEM-TV that he has been trying to figure out what happened. He said the Social Security Administration told him it was likely a clerical error. The 48-year-old said he plans to visit a Social Security office in Bay City on Friday to try to settle the issue.
Messages were left by the Associated Press on Thursday seeking comment from the Lee Township clerk.