Indiana AG Hill blasted by Secretary of State Lawson over early voting plan

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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2015 file photo, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson speak in Indianapolis. A day after warning of potential widespread voting fraud in the state, Indiana's secretary of state acknowledged Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, that many of the thousands of altered registration forms she flagged might just be residents rushing to correct their names or birth dates ahead of the election. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana’s top election official blasted Attorney General Curtis Hill for trying to stop plans to add more early voting sites in Marion County.

Secretary of State Connie Lawson said Wednesday that “reckless action” by her fellow Republican disrupted months of bipartisan planning.

Neighboring counties have multiple early voting sites, but Indianapolis only had one – until advocacy groups sued. A federal judge recently approved a plan to settle the suit by adding more sites.

Then Hill filed court papers challenging that plan. He says he doesn’t oppose early votes in Marion County but says that decision should be left to the county’s election board, not the courts.

Hill separately is facing calls to resign from high-profile Republicans, including Lawson, after four women accused him of sexual misconduct, which he denies.

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