Indiana State Police are now investigating the Dean Phillips campaign for possible election fraud. Good times.
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana State Police and several other organizations are investigating potential election fraud in St. Joseph County involving Presidential candidate Dean Phillips.
St. Joseph County Clerk Amy Rolfes held a press conference Friday morning laying out the details. According to Rolfes, the St. Joseph County Clerk’s office allegedly found a number of fake signatures on petition forms for Phillips’ candidacy in the May primary. These signatures did not match records in the Statewide Voter Registration System, Rolfes said.
She also noted that many of the addresses on the petition forms don’t exist.
“So, we had 530 voters who had signed petitions, 530,” Rolfes said. “And of those 530, according to our due diligence, or protocols, or following the process, we found 19 that were valid.”
And what did the Phllips’ campaign have to say for itself?
The campaign had hired a small business to conduct signature collection, as many campaigns do. The campaign has been made aware of evidence that this third-party business was fraudulent in its representations of signature collection to the campaign. The campaign is exploring legal action.
I bet they are. So are the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State and the Indiana Election Division, which will be looking at criminal charges.