Possible voter fraud in Laramie County

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Published: Jan. 3, 2017 at 8:08 PM CST
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The Laramie County Clerk's Office says as many as 27 people may have fraudulently registered to vote in the Nov. 8 general election.

County Clerk Debra Lee says possibly 11 felons and 16 non-citizens registered on the day of the election.

Lee says the potential fraud was discovered as her office was entering Election Day registrations into the statewide voter database. Since so many people turned out to register and vote on election day this year, Lee's office received an extension through Dec. 13 to finish processing those registrations.

State Elections Director Kai Schon says his office cross-references the state database with several other agencies to determine if ineligible voters registered.

If the people who registered knew they weren't eligible to vote, they could be felony charges.