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Ohio Elections Chief Seeks Info To Verify Non-citizen Voters

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Columbia City Blog

Ohio's elections chief says a review by his office found that 145 non-citizens were registered to vote, with 27 casting ballots in previous elections in the battleground state.

Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted said Thursday that those who voted have been referred to the state's attorney general for further investigation.

Husted told reporters at a news conference that there's no evidence suggesting that the non-citizens' votes impacted the outcomes of 70 recent nail-biting contests.

He said his office identified the individuals using information from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Husted says he's asked the federal government for access to information that would allow his office to more accurately verify that those on Ohio's voter rolls are U.S. citizens.

Ohio has about 7.7 million registered voters.