Dead Russian Parliament Member Voted 31 Times

Vyacheslav Osipov voted on 31 different measures despite being dead at the time. The rules allowed other lawmakers to cast votes for him by proxy. He's off the voting rolls now.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, honoring a devoted lawmaker. Some officials are slammed for missing votes, but Vyacheslav Osipov was there for vote after vote - or not precisely there. This member of Russia's parliament voted on 31 different measures, despite being dead. The rules allowed other lawmakers to cast votes for him by proxy. He is now off the voting roles, but set a political milestone. Usually the dead only vote to get people into office. It's MORNING EDITION.

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