Tennessee investigating 42 reports of voter fraud

In this 2012 file photo, Randy Akins exits the mobile polling station in the Bi-Lo parking lot in Cleveland, Tenn., after casting his ballot.
photo Tre Hargett

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett confirmed Tuesday there were more than three dozen reported instances of potential voter fraud in the three major 2016 elections, but said he remains confident in the integrity of the current voting system.

Hargett's acknowledgement of the reports is a break from his previous claims that Tennessee's voting system integrity was strong and there were no reports of voter fraud.

In October, Hargett told The Tennessean the only reports of voter fraud came from the media, though then-candidate Donald Trump had tweeted often about the election being "rigged" for opponent Hillary Clinton.

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