According to a news station out of Harrisonburg, Virginia, college students are committing voter fraud. A James Madison University student is the focus of a new voter fraud investigation. The student has registered deceased people to vote.
The Student, who has yet to be named worked for HarrisonburgVOTES, a local organization that aspires to raise the number of registered voters to 25,000. Law enforcement is looking into the organization and the deceased voters who have been signed up to vote. The investigation is currently ongoing.
Here is the latest from the Voter Registrar’s Office:
“Several weeks ago an organization engaged in registering voters for the upcoming election submitted numerous voter registration applications. A review by my office staff revealed that a number of these registration applications appeared false. An affected party’s family member notified the Commonwealth’s Attorney and an investigation was opened by the Harrisonburg Police Department. The matter has also been investigated by the FBI. At this time, the Harrisonburg Police Department continues its investigation but my understanding is the matter has been referred to the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia. So far the investigation has revealed a number of voter registration applications that are false. At some point before the election, we will submit a list of the false voter registrations to the Electoral Board to have those registrations cancelled. This is all the information I have at this time.
It has come to my attention that this matter has hit social media and I want everyone to know that our office is handling this as advised by the City Attorney, the Commonwealth’s Attorney the Police Investigator and the FBI Agent.
Questions can be directed to Chris Bean at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.”
If you suspect your deceased may be signed up to vote, you can look up deceased family member’s voter registration status online.
About the author: Will Long is the Marketing Manager of Follow My Vote.