Organization accused of registering dead people to vote

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — The FBI is looking into whether an organization has been submitting voter registration applications in the names of dead people.

The Daily News-Record reports Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst confirmed in a statement Monday that the unidentified group could be charged with voter registration fraud. The FBI and Harrisonburg Police Department are investigating the case.

Garst says a family member of one of the deceased registrants alerted authorities.

In a statement, Director of Elections Deborah Logan says the case involves “a number” of registration applications.

Officials have declined to release further details into the ongoing investigation.

 

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