Dean Phillips is under criminal investigation for voter fraud

Democratic presidential candidate Dean Phillips is under criminal investigation by Indiana State Police for potential voter fraud involving false voter petition signatures.

ABC57 reported:

The Indiana State Police and several other organizations are investigating potential voter fraud in St. Joseph County involving presidential candidate Dean Phillips.

St. Joseph County Clerk Amy Rolfes held a news conference Friday morning laying out the details. According to Rolfes, the St. Joseph County Clerk’s office found a number of forged signatures on petition forms for Phillips’ candidacy in the May primary. These signatures do not match those recorded in the statewide voter registration system, Rolfes said.

“So we had 530 voters sign petitions, 530,” Rolfes said. “And of those 530, according to our due diligence, or protocols, or following the process, we found 19 to be valid.”

Phillips’ campaign said they had hired a small firm to collect signatures and were exploring legal action. Last week the Phillips campaign received a complaint from the FEC against them alleging that the campaign was illegally coordinating with a super PAC.

Phillips has struggled as a Democratic presidential candidate. He was swept by President Biden in New Hampshire, even though Biden was not on the ballot and never campaigned in the state,

In South Carolina, where Phillips was not campaigning, he came in third in the state’s official Democratic primary behind self-help author and perennial Democratic presidential primary candidate Marianne Williamson.

Democratic voters have sent the message that they are not interested in challenging Joe Biden in the primaries.

If Dean Phillips stays in the race, he could find himself with more investigations into his campaign than delegates.

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