first_imgIndianapolis, Ind. — Twelve employees of the Indiana Voter Registration Project have been charged in connection with a series of fraudulent registrations leading up to the 2016 presidential election.The Indiana Voter Registration Project is an Indiana-based organization with ties to former President Bill Clinton and senator Harry Reid that is focused on mobilizing and registering black voters. Eleven canvassers and their supervisor, Holiday Burke have been charged with procuring or submitting false or fictitious voter registration applications.If convicted, each could face 2 ½ years in prison and a $10,000 fine.The charges are a result of an Indiana State Police investigation into voter registrations in 56 Indiana counties.When the investigation was initiated top Indiana Democrats sharply criticized Indiana secretary of state, Connie Lawson and the Indiana State Police. Democrat party chairman John Zody called the irregularities a series of human clerical errors.Now, Indiana Republican party chairman Kyle Hupfer is calling for an apology.“These continued instances of fraud are not irregularities, but in fact a regular pattern of behavior consistent with a longstanding culture of corruption. If Chairman Zody is serious about eliminating election fraud, the first step is to admit that election fraud does exist, that this Indiana Democrat organization has systematically engaged in it and that the response of the Indiana Democrat Party was dead wrong. There can be no debate that it was irresponsible for agents of the Indiana Democrat Party to stand in front of cameras and declare there was nothing to see before an investigation was complete, and to then attack Secretary Lawson and the Indiana State Police.”last_img

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