New Jersey announces investigation into alleged voter fraud Tom Henry at 12:59 PM ET
[JURIST] The office of the New Jersey Attorney General [official website] has announced that the state will oversee a county-by-county probe into allegations of election irregularities [JURIST report] brought by Republicans. NJ Attorney General Peter Harvey [official profile] said the state would have some involvement in the investigation and report its findings but added that county officials would lead the probe because that is where official voter registration records are retained. According to Republican leaders, more than 6,500 voters cast ballots in New Jersey and another state in last November's election, nearly 5,000 ballots were cast by deceased voters, and thousands more cast votes in multiple counties. AP has more.
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