Feds question new voter checks in 6 states

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Federal officials have asked election officials in Indiana and five other states to investigate whether social security number checks are being improperly run on people registering to vote.

Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue sent a lettery to the secretaries of state of Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio. The letter noted they had submitted "extraordinarily high levels" of verification requests.

With nearly two million requests since October 1st, 2007, Georgia has made far more social security number verification requests than any other state. The Social Security Administration says Alabama was second with about one million requests.

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