Twelve members of a Democrat-aligned group focused on registering black voters in Indiana have been charged with submitting fake or fraudulent voter registration applications ahead of last November's election.
The charged individuals, working for the Indiana Voter Registration Project, created an unknown number of fake registrations as a way to meet quotas, the Associated Pressreports. The Voter Registration Project itself also faces charges.
State Police began their investigation last August, when around a dozen registration forms were flagged by a county clerk for "missing or suspicious information." The investigation eventually expanded from Hendricks County to over 56 counties across the state. It found workers had submitted applications on behalf of nonexistent Indianans, doubled applications for already-registered citizens, and submitted at least one application on behalf of a minor, according to Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry.