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Report: FBI Investigating Voter Fraud in Va. Using Dead People's Names

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By    |   Friday, 30 Sep 2016 08:39 PM

The FBI and Virginia authorities Friday were investigating alleged voter fraud in the state after officials found nearly 20 voter applications turned in using the names of dead people.

Investigators have found as many as 20 potentially fraudulent registrations, Harrisonburg Registrar Debbie Logan told The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The Rockingham County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office confirmed that it was investigating but declined to provide specifics of the case.

The applications were submitted to a group known as HarrisonburgVOTES, according to the report.

Earlier this month, a James Madison University student working for the organization admitted to turning in applications from deceased individuals, though he said he was acting on his own, the Times-Dispatch reports.

A new registration featuring the name of the late father of a well-known local judge was caught by a registrar employee, Logan told the newspaper.

"When they used a distinguished resident of Harrisonburg's name and address, it came to the attention of an employee who has worked in the city for many years," she said.

The applications with a deceased person's real name and address but with a fake Social Security number was used to avoid being caught by the voter system, according to Logan.

The Virginia State Board of Elections and her local electoral board was expected to allow Logan to cancel the registrations before the Nov. 8 election, she told the Times-Dispatch.

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