In a bid to be just as awful as his running mate, Mike Pence is in hot water thanks to a progressive advocacy group accusing him of suppressing as many as 45,000 Indiana voters, many of them black. According to the Washingon Post:
On Oct. 4, one week before the state’s deadline to register to vote, state police raided the Indianapolis office of the Indiana Voter Registration Project, seizing computers, cellphones and records. The state police launched an investigation in late August after elections officials in Hendricks County, a suburb of Indianapolis, alerted authorities to some applications that seemed amiss. A spokesman for the state police told local news media that “at least 10” applications were confirmed to be fraudulent.
The group, called Patriot Majority USA, began placing ads on black-oriented radio programs and publications around the state on Saturday, director Craig Varoga told the paper. It has also asked the Justice Department to look into the incident, and Indiana State Police announced that their investigation had expanded from nine to 56 of the state’s 92 counties.
Matthew Lloyd, Pence’s deputy chief of staff, said that the allegations are “false and so absurd they don’t deserve any further response.”
We’ll see about that. As police spokesman Dave Bursten told the Indianapolis Star, “this is not an investigation that’s going to end in three days. This is going to take time to peel back multiple layers of the onion.”