|Ohio elections review finds no voter fraud epidemic|
|Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent|
|Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:36|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief says a first-of-its-kind statewide review found instances of voter fraud during the 2012 presidential election, but no epidemic in the battleground state.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted said Thursday the investigation by Ohio's 88 county election boards resulted in 135 cases being referred to law enforcement for further investigation out of 625 reported cases of voting irregularities.
That includes 20 individuals Husted was referring to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine who registered and cast ballots in both Ohio and another state.
More than 5.6 million votes were cast in Ohio.
Husted says the review was intended to put facts behind "a lot of pre-election hyperbole" Ohio voters face each election season.
He said the review found no documented cases of voter suppression.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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