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Police search Indianapolis office in voter fraud investigation


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Indiana State Police announced Tuesday that an ongoing investigation of voter fraud in Hendricks and Marion counties is expanding to include five more counties.

Allen, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Lake and Madison counties are now part of an investigation that began in August.

ISP delivered a search warrant Tuesday to the Indianapolis office of the Indiana Voter Registration Project, an organization that claimed to help register individuals to vote. The warrant and affidavit will remain sealed until Nov. 3.

Police said the amount of counties involved means that hundreds of voters could find themselves unable or unregistered to vote on Election Day. The fraudulent information that police have as evidence is a combination of fake names, addresses and dates of births as well as combinations of real and false information put together.

In an unrelated press release from the Patriot Majority USA, the group said 45,398 Hoosiers have completed registration applications since the IRVP began.

ISP has a 24-hour Indiana State Police Voter Registration Application Fraud tip line that can be reached by calling 888-603-3147.

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