The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Ind. found that 2,172 voters in Indiana's Allen County had names and birthdates identical to those in Florida. The newspaper performed its analysis cross-referencing the voter registration databases in Allen County with the Florida secretary of state's election division. Duplicates were examined by hand. Middle names or initials that did not match were automatically thrown out. "Of the 2,172 matching names and birth dates, seven voted in both the Florida primary in January and the May primary in Indiana, according to voter history records."