Indiana State Police's voter fraud probe spans 9 counties

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Posted: Oct 04, 2016 2:10 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana State Police says it's investigating possible voter registration fraud in nine counties.

The investigation started in August when at least 10 voter registration forms were confirmed to have fraudulent information in Marion and Hendricks counties — which encompass the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

State police said Tuesday in a news release that it served a search warrant for the Indiana Voter Registration Project in downtown Indianapolis.

Investigators say the expanded number of counties leads them to believe there may be hundreds of potentially fraudulent records, which includes real names paired with made up or incorrect addresses and birthdates.

Police say the potential fraud could affect many voters in the November elections.

The investigation now includes Allen, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Lake and Madison counties.

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This story has been corrected to show the investigation began in August, not September.