Man who lost sheriff bid seeks voter fraud probe

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) – A man who narrowly lost his bid for the Democratic Party’s nomination for Madison County sheriff wants the county’s election board to investigate alleged voter fraud in the May primary.

Brian Bell lost the party’s nomination for county sheriff by 48 votes to Scott Mellinger. The Herald Bulletin reports Bell requested the probe Friday and that election board members will decide Aug. 19 whether to investigate the matter.

Last month, the FBI subpoenaed the county clerk’s office, seeking all absentee ballot applications, precinct committeemen lists and other election records.

Bell says eight people voted in the Democratic Party’s May primary by absentee ballot from the residence of one of the city’s council members. He says “eight people voting from one house throws up a red flag.” 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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