Indiana official clarifies voter registration fraud probe

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Posted: Oct 20, 2016 1:09 AM
Indiana official clarifies voter registration fraud probe

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's secretary of state says many of the thousands of altered registration records she flagged might just be residents rushing to correct their names or birth dates ahead of the election.

Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson's acknowledgment Wednesday came after she had warned of potential widespread voting fraud. She says she wanted Indiana State Police to investigate to ensure there was no widespread fraud after her office found a heavier than usual number of changes to voter registration records this election cycle.

Indiana is the home state of Gov. Mike Pence, the Republican vice presidential nominee, and also has contentious races for governor and U.S. Senate on the Nov. 8 ballot.

State police reassured residents Wednesday that the database Indiana uses to track voter registration "has not been compromised."