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Troopers probe switch of midstate couple's voter registrations

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 1, 2016 10:18 AM
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A voter casts her ballot in the primary election Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at an American Legion Hall in Marengo, Ohio. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(New Ringgold) -- State police are investigating a report that a Schuylkill County couple's voter registration records were switched from Republican to Democrat without their knowledge. 

Troopers at the Frackville barracks say they're treating the case involving the New Ringgold couple as one of possible election fraud and forgery. 

Police aren't releasing the names of the couple, a 47-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man, who say Schuylkill County voter registration officials mailed them new registration cards on October 21.  

Troopers have since determined someone filed applications to change the couple's party registration on October 9. 

Police haven't filed charges nor said whether they have a suspect.

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