Investigation of voter fraud in Mike Pence's state of Indiana

Posted at 5:14 PM, Oct 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-18 17:14:51-04

Election officials in Indiana say voters have discovered their date of birth or first name is incorrect on their registration, leading the Indiana Secretary of State to believe it's a case of voter fraud.

Secretary of State Connie Lawson said thousands of first names and dates of birth have been changed on paper forms, at the DMV and online.

In a release, Lawson said her office isn't sure why the records were changed, but doesn't believe the Statewide Voter Registration System was compromised.

"We believe this may be a case of voter fraud and have turned our findings over to the State Police, who are currently conducting an investigation into alleged voter fraud,” Lawson said.

A spokesman for Indiana State Police says the changing of a first name and/or date of birth, "is consistent with what we are seeing on a number of voter registration applications submitted by Project Majority USA Indiana Voter Registration Project."

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections held a public testing of their voting equipment on Tuesday where voter fraud was brought up by reporters.

Craig Latimer, supervisor for the county, said it won't happen here.

"I really don't understand what rigged means," he said, "I rig my fishing line and my fishing pole."

Latimer went on to explain to reporters that Florida has transparent, open elections.

He said that the state is thorough in checking voter rolls, "the state is constantly scrubbing the voter rolls against the Department of Health deceased files and also Florida Department of Law Enforcement for convicted felons."

That process and checking for ID and signatures during the voting process in Florida.