In October Indiana police raided the offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project in north Indianapolis in a growing voter fraud case.
To no one’s surprise the Democratic group blamed the raid on racism.
It still is not clear who established or funded the Indiana Voter Registration Project. However, the group released a statement through spokeswoman Christy Setzer, whose PR firm’s website says she has worked as a Democratic strategist for the presidential campaigns of Al Gore, Howard Dean and Chris Dodd.
This past week 12 members of the Democratic group were charged with falsifying registrations.
The Indiana Star reported:
A felon, a minor, a non-U.S. citizen and even a dead person were among those police say an Indiana voter registration group signed up in the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
The group’s canvassers also made up or forged information on scores of voter registrations, sometimes paying vagrants with cigarettes or pocket change to fill out the forms, police say.
Now, the group and many of its employees are facing felony charges, Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced Friday.
The Indiana Voter Registration Project and 12 of its workers — including a manager — are accused of submitting falsified applications in Marion and St. Joseph counties.
The charges come after a 10-month state police investigation that included a raid of the group’s nondescript, largely unfurnished offices on Meridian Street near Fall Creek.
The group submitted registrations for people who didn’t exist or who later told detectives they never filled them out, according to 167 pages of charging documents and probable cause affidavits. Among those people were a felon, a non-U.S. citizen, a minor and a woman who lived in Florida.