Indiana’s Secretary of State disputes claims of “political games” with voter fraud investigation

(Saige Driver/1190 WOWO)

Indiana’s Democratic Party is lashing out at Secretary of State Connie Lawson for her handling of possible voter fraud.

Lawson announced this week she’s asked State Police to look into what she says are thousands of cases of voters’ names or birthdates being altered, saying it “may be a case of voter fraud.”

Democrats’ get-out-the-vote coordinator Peter Hanscom calls that statement “inflammatory rhetoric,” and compares it to Donald Trump’s repeated charges that next month’s election is “rigged.” He also accuses Lawson of “political games.”

Lawson called that accusation “absurd,” according to an email sent to our reporting partners at WOWO. She says she’s been receiving calls for two weeks from voters saying their registration has been changed.

The Indiana State Police is investigating both this case and another, involving 56 counties, including Allen.

Related posts

Local News podcast for Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Jon Zimney

Two people hurt in crash on Indiana Toll Road in South Bend

Jon Zimney

Three firefighters fall through porch while battling house blaze in Michigan City

Jon Zimney

1 comment

Thor October 22, 2016 at 11:05 am

The Democrats are just jealous being so close to Chicago yet so far from their machine. Nothing like lying your way to electoral victory! Way to go Dems, you should be ashamed but you have not shame. If you did you’d work for your own money instead trying to spend what other people make.


Leave a Comment