Funding of Iowa's voting probe is under scrutiny

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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 12:00 am

IOWA CITY (AP) — State and federal auditors said Thursday that they're reviewing whether it is appropriate for Iowa elections officials to use federal money meant to improve elections to fund a two-year criminal investigation into potential voter fraud.

The inspector general of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and Iowa's state auditor said they're gathering information from Secretary of State Matt Schultz about his agreement to hire an agent to investigate and prosecute illegal voters such as felons and noncitizens.

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