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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US state of Indiana has opened an investigation into a possible voter registration fraud after authorities discovered registration forms containing different first names and birth dates from those provided by the actual residents, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said in a statement.
“These records were changed on paper forms, at the (Bureau of Motor Vehicles) and online,” Lawson stated on Tuesday. “We believe this may be a case of voter fraud.”
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and other critics have raised concerns about the possibility of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 US general election.
Trump has repeatedly criticized his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for stealing the primary election from US Senator Bernie Sanders, and noted that city governments controlled by the Democratic Party may fraudulently steal the presidential election in Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis and elsewhere.
However, President Barack Obama assured reporters during a press conference on Tuesday that it would be hard to compromise the US election system because of its decentralized nature.
Indiana officials also noted they could not confirm that their database has been attacked by hackers.