INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI/AP) — Indiana State Police have extended the voter registration fraud to include 56 of Indiana’s 92 counties.
State police began the investigation in mid-September with only two counties, Marion and Hendricks, after detectives confirmed several instances of fraudulent voter registration forms being submitted. They said the forms had missing, incomplete and incorrect information.
A few weeks later, on Oct. 4, ISP extended the search to include a total of nine counties.
Two days later, 57 counties are now included in the investigation. Spokesman Capt. Dave Bursten made the announcement Thursday, but he would not provide any details on the reason for the expansion.
According to the Associated Press, the announcement came about an hour after Patriot Majority USA — the group under investigation in the nine counties named Tuesday — said it has asked the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to look into whether the investigation is an attempt to suppress black votes.
Bursten denied any attempt to suppress votes, telling the AP the investigation has followed proper procedures. He said it has looked into whether fraudulent names or addresses were used in registering voters.
State police said while they normally don’t provide updates on an active investigation, it released information on this case because the deadline for Indiana voters to register or update their voter registration information is Tuesday, Oct. 11. To check your voter registration’s accuracy, click here.
Here’s a full list of the counties: