Iowa elections chief seeks to prove voter fraud

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz says investigators still are looking into potential instances of double-voting and non-U.S. citizens casting ballots flagged by his office.

Schultz has made it his top priority to persuade lawmakers to pass a law requiring voters to show identification at the polls, saying it would prevent what the first term Republican calls cheating. But critics, including the Democratic Party, have said Iowa runs clean elections and the requirement would disenfranchise voters.

Schultz has promised investigations by his office would soon prove fraud exists. But records made public last week show his office didn’t find fraud in three cases involving voters whose qualifications were questioned following elections last year.

Schultz says a number of other cases have been referred to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.