IN Focus: State officials discuss voter fraud investigation

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- As the Indiana State Police continued their investigation into possible voter fraud, Governor Mike Pence brought up the issue at a rally in Nevada.

"Don’t kid yourself, voter fraud is real. In pockets and places around the country, in some polling places, the evidence over the years has been dramatic," Pence said.

This comes as thousands of Hoosiers have already showed up to early vote across the state, including in record numbers so far in Marion County.

State Police have been investigating possible voter fraud, including new revelations by the Indiana Secretary of State this week that voters have contacted her office, claiming their registrations were incorrect.

"Voters who contacted our office couldn't find themselves on Indianavoters.com. After further investigation, it was determined that their first name or date of birth had been changed ... without their knowledge," a spokesperson told CBS4.

When Pence brought up the allegations, he blamed them on Senator Harry Reid and the group Patriot Majority USA.

"In my own state, in my own state of Indiana our State Police just recently uncovered intentional acts of voter fraud," Pence said.

Patriot Majority USA has accused Pence and State Police of trying to suppress voters, particularly minority voters.

That's something State Police Superintendent Doug Carter strongly rejected in a statement released Wednesday.

Indiana Democrats held a news conference on Thursday, saying they believed the Secretary of State and other Republicans were trying to scare people into not voting.

"Words like fraud and rigged are not words you should toss around lightly," Coordinated Campaign Executive Director Peter Hanscom said.

With so much talk on both sides, it's easy for voters to get confused. The best way you can find out if you're able to vote is to go to your county and check your registration there.

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