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Voter fraud group recruits poll workers in crucial Ohio county

The Ohio branch of the Voter Integrity Project (VIP), which claims to fight voter fraud despite the lack of evidence that widespread fraud exists, will send poll workers in a crucial swing county in the state, according to Think Progress.

The Ohio affiliate of VIP, called True the Vote, is placing poll workers through the Hamilton County Republican party. Both Democrats and Republicans will have observers and poll workers, but True the Vote’s intense focus on voter fraud worries some.

In fact, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.) began a criminal investigation into True the Vote after it attempted to remove students, low-income residents, the homeless and African Americans from voting rolls. Think Progress warned that poll workers could potentially force some would-be voters to use provisional ballots, potentially disenfranchising swaths of the electorate.

Hamilton County is “the biggest battleground county in Ohio,” according to the Sandusky Register.

[Image: Woman casting a ballot photo via Shutterstock]

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