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Counties Named In Lawsuit Because Of Voting Rolls

Last updated on Friday, June 15, 2012

(UNDATED) - Indiana was told to clean up its voting rolls in 2006, but according to new lawsuit filed by the government watchdog group “Judicial Watch,” it has not.

According to the lawsuit, 12 counties, including Brown, Orange, Spencer, Crawford, and Warrick in this part of the state, have more registered voters, than people of voting age.

This means people either died or moved away, and weren't taken off of voter lists.

Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch says too many voters isn't just a problem of bad book-keeping, it can lead to serious election issues.

Fitton says the problem could be bigger than just these 12 counties.

26 others have suspiciously high numbers of voters compared to the population, weighing in with more than 90-percent. Congressman Todd Rokita, who served as Secretary of State until 2010 says it is up to the counties to keep better books.

Other counties named in the lawsuit are Scott, Tipton, Franklin, Warren, Union, Hancock and Newton.

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