Some counties in Florida might be under fire, as a firm for the Republican party turned in suspicious voter registration forms.
According to the LA Times, the firm has filed a fraud complaint with the state Division of Elections.
The site reports:
The controversy in Florida -- which began with possibly fraudulent forms that first cropped up in Palm Beach County -- has engulfed the Republican National Committee, which admitted Thursday that it urged state parties in seven swing states to hire the firm, Strategic Allied Consulting.The RNC paid the company at least $3.1 million -- routed through the state parties of Florida, Nevada, Colorado, North Carolina and Virginia -- to register voters and run get-out-the-vote operations. Wisconsin and Ohio had not yet paid the firm for get-out-the-vote operations it was contracted to do.
Apparently, election officials gave prosecutors 106 registration forms that had many different problems such as forgeries.
Elections supervisor said of the incident:
“Anyone with any sense would have known there was something wrong. It was that flagrant. In no way did they look genuine.”
She also said that the forms were from a database that was four years old which was the work on the “bottom of the totem pole.”
Sounds like we need to keep a close eye on Florida this upcoming election.
SOURCE: LA Times