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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indiana State Police added 48 additional counties Thursday to an investigation into allegations of fraudulent voter application information in Indiana.
The investigation originally involved nine counties, but has expanded to include many more. A total of 57 are now included.
This week, police raided the business offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project, 2425 North Meridian Street, Suite A, in downtown Indianapolis amid reports of fraud.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
I live in indiana and I need to show my ID to vote.
Not sure how you could fraud here unless it's with early mail in voting.
In early September, Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson, a Pence political ally, began making defamatory and partisan public statements, falsely implying that the Project intentionally submitted false forms in order to commit voter fraud.
But only ten problematic forms have been explicitly identified by investigators, and nothing on these few forms demonstrate a fraudulent intent.
In addition, as Republican Lawson must know in her capacity as Secretary of State, Indiana law requires the Project to submit all forms that it receives, regardless of how they are filled out.
originally posted by: Indigo5
Add to that the "poll watcher volunteers" that Trump has repeatedly called for to be at polling places in minority neighborhoods?...
This election will set records for voter suppression and intimidation.
The group retorted that it had already submitted tens of thousands of registrations in Indiana this year and that by zeroing in on just a handful of problematic applications the state appeared to be criminalizing a basic feature of voter registration itself, which inevitably involves submitting paperwork that contains imperfections.
Varoga said that in Indiana, members of a voter registration drive cannot legally choose to discard applications; even if something appears faulty, the group must submit the application for the state to review. In recent years, Patriot Majority has conducted registration drives in 12 states, said Varoga, who asserted that it is a matter of routine practice for elections administrators to work with get-out-the-vote activists to discuss and solve problems with faulty applications.
nearly a dozen police entered the Indianapolis offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project with a search warrant and seized multiple computers, the personal cellphones of employees, and paperwork relating to the group’s get-out-the-vote operations in the state.