Ohio’s elections chief plans to discuss potential illegal voting activity in the perennial swing state along with his efforts to keep updated voter rolls.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted has scheduled a Thursday afternoon press conference in Columbus. His office says he is expected to brief members of the media on voting irregularities involving non-citizens in last year’s election.
After the 2012 presidential election, Husted conducted a first-of-its-kind statewide review of reports of voter fraud and other irregularities in Ohio. It found that fraud cases were rare. County elections boards also were instructed to look for voter suppression, but found no documented cases of voters being denied ballots.
Husted has said he expects increased scrutiny in 2016, as Republicans hold their presidential nominating convention in Cleveland.