Michigan clerks rejected 10,694 mailed ballots during the August 4 primary.
Of those, 846 ballots were not accepted “because the voter was dead,” the Detroit News reported.
Further, 2,225 ballots were denied because there was no voter signature on the envelope, and 1,111 votes were discarded because the voter moved to a new address after submitting the ballot. The state claimed the dead voters died between the time they submitted the ballot and when it was counted.
Michigan’s largest city, Detroit, received 820 ballots that were ultimately rejected, according to the paper.