COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s elections chief has referred for investigation more than 350 apparent non-citizens who either registered to vote or cast a ballot last year.
Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Wednesday that 77 individuals cast ballots and 277 registered to vote. They were identified as part of a routine review.
Ohio does not maintain a comprehensive database of all non-citizens in Ohio, so LaRose’s office cross-matched voter records against citizenship statuses reported to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Ohio has more than 8 million registered voters.
LaRose said he has given the names to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost for further investigation and potential prosecution.Grab the FREE WDTN News App from the Apple Store or Google play. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.
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