HARRISBURG — Authorities are investigating voter registration irregularities in Pennsylvania, Attorney General Bruce Beemer announced Friday.
Beemer released the following statement Friday afternoon:
"The Office of Attorney General and the Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a pattern of voter registration irregularities across the commonwealth. It is premature to reach any conclusion. At this stage of the investigation, there is no evidence of voter fraud. The investigation is ongoing."
Attorney General’s Office spokesman Chuck Ardo said the investigation started when a number of boards of elections, including from western Pennsylvania, contacted the office. Allegheny County spokeswoman Amie Downs told Channel 11 News that Allegheny County was not one of the boards of elections that contacted the Attorney General’s Office.
Ardo said the investigation is centered on a group called “FieldWorks,”a self-described Democratic grassroots organization, which released the following statement:
Voter registration irregularities include having the name of the same voter appearing on multiple registration forms, the same name having different addresses and signatures that don't match other databases, Ardo said. He further clarified that voter registration fraud is different than voter fraud, which happens at the polls.
There is no indication that the voter registration irregularities will have an impact on Election Day, according to Ardo.
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