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State Police Raids On Voter Registration In Mike Pence's Indiana

Voter suppression? You betcha.
State Police Raids On Voter Registration In Mike Pence's Indiana

What. The. Hell. Think Progress:

Roughly 45,000 newly registered voters in Indiana — almost all of whom are black — may not be allowed to vote next month after state police targeted the state’s largest voter registration drive, forcing it to shut down its operation.

Police raided the Indiana Voter Registration Project (IVRP) offices on October 4, seizing documents and equipment and forcing the group to cease its get-out-the-vote efforts one week before the end of the state’s registration period. Bill Buck, a spokesperson for the liberal nonprofit Patriot Majority USA which runs the IVRP, told ThinkProgress that IVRP could have registered about 5,000 more voters in that additional week.

The IVRP is still unsure whether the 45,000 people it registered will be permitted to vote this year, or how the state will handle their applications while the police investigation is ongoing. Bill Bursten, chief public information officer for the Indiana State Police, told ThinkProgress that law enforcement is investigating whether IVRP violating fraud and forgery laws.

I'm sorry, what country is this again? Cuba? El Salvador? Some third world junta? Since when do State Police get involved in voter registration issues? Since this year. In Republican states. Where the Governor is running for Vice President, under a candidate who is likely to be impeached in the first hundred days, should he get elected.

Maybe the Department of Justice should raid the State of Indiana. Like, TODAY.


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