Madison County voting records sought in US probe

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ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A federal grand jury has subpoenaed Madison County voting records after absentee ballots cast in Anderson’s 4th Ward determined the winners of several races.

The Herald Bulletin reports the subpoena issued by federal prosecutors seeks several records from the May 6 primary election including all applications for absentee ballots, all submitted absentee ballots and all envelopes, documents and signature cards showing absentee voters’ signatures.

The subpoena delivered to Madison County Clerk Darlene Likens on Friday requests she turn over the documents by Aug. 12.

Brian Bell, who lost a bid for the Democratic Party nomination for sheriff by 48 votes, has submitted his own request to Likens for the number of absentee ballots submitted by a city councilman, a county councilman and others. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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