The names of 75 individuals have been added to a growing list of people referred for prosecution in Ohio for alleged voter fraud during the 2020 election.
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced the new cases were identified through partnerships with several other states and jurisdictions and involve individuals who voted first in another state and then a second time in Ohio.
“This is a perfect example of why we created the Public Integrity Division,” LaRose said in a press release. “The only way to strengthen the confidence of the voters is by working every day to earn their trust. Ohioans should know if you violate election law, we’ll catch you. Every vote matters.”
According to the release, Ohio has had 31 elections result in a tie vote since 2020, “meaning even one fraudulent vote could impact the future of an Ohio community.”
In an effort to bolster election integrity across the state, LaRose launched the Public Integrity Division within his office earlier this month, stating: “Our elections are being scrutinized like never before, and any lack of absolute confidence in the accuracy and honesty of those elections weakens the very foundation of our democracy. It’s the duty of my office to earn and maintain that trust.”
Ohio’s secretary of state has referred a total of 630 cases of alleged voter fraud for investigation throughout the course of his administration. Those include incidents involving noncitizen registration and voting, individuals voting more than once, and people voting on behalf of deceased individuals.
Per The Center Square, LaRose referred 11 individuals to Yost for potential 2020 voter fraud in August and an additional four individuals in September, bringing the state’s total number of such referrals up to 90.
News of the additional referrals comes just weeks before the November midterm elections, during which election integrity is forecast to be a key issue for many voters – particularly in Ohio.
As RSBN previously reported, on Nov. 8, Buckeye State voters will be asked to sound off on a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution that aims to increase the security of Ohio elections by preventing noncitizens from voting.
Declaring his support for the amendment in September, President Donald Trump noted via Truth Social: “The Radical Left desperately needs non-Citizens to vote, because they can’t win on the issues with the American people. This November, the great state of Ohio has the unique opportunity to stop this destructive campaign.”
Adding that the amendment would prevent foreign election interference, the president urged Ohioans to “vote YES on Issue 2—it has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”