Ohio IDs 350 non-citizens who voted or registered in 2018

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TAMPA, FL – OCTOBER 22: Voting booths are setup at the Yuengling center on the campus of University of South Florida as workers prepare to open the doors to early voters on October 22, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. Florida voters head to the polls to cast their early ballots in the race for the Senate as well as the Governors seats. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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.

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