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In Idaho, program to fight voter fraud may cause more problems than it catches

November 12, 2017View for printing

Ada County elections employees have been leery of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program since 2014 -- the year they got burned by it.

It was Idaho's first year as a member. Ada County received a list of possible duplicate voter registrations and began to revoke several thousand of them, including then-West Ada School District Superintendent Linda Clark, radio personality Ken Bass and former U.S. Attorney and prominent Democrat Betty Richardson.

Those voters began to call. What appeared to be duplicate records, weren't at all. When the county realized it was in error, it quickly halted the revocations.

BY CYNTHIA SEWELL csewell@idahostatesman.com

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