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Fla. opens criminal probe of GOP voter sign-up firm

Posted by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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by Michael Winter, USA TODAY

Published: 10/04/2012 01:12pm

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced Wednesday that it is investigating a Republican voter-registration firm for possible fraud in at least a dozen counties.

Strategic Allied Consulting was fired last week by the Republican National Committee and the Florida party after county elections officials reported scores of suspicious forms. The state GOP also asked the Florida Division of Elections for an investigation.

"After reviewing this complaint, FDLE has decided that a criminal investigation into these allegations is warranted. This is now an active investigation, which precludes us from providing further information until such time that the investigation is complete," the FDLE said in a statement, the Tampa Bay Times says.

Responding to the announcement, Strategic Allied Consulting spokesman David Leibowitz. told the Tampa paper, "This company doesn't tolerate contractors who can't comply with their training or election law."

Spokesmen for the Republican and Democratic parties said they, too, welcomed the investigation.

On Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reported that the Virginia-based group, headed by Arizona conservative operative Nathan Sproul, knew about problems in Florida earlier than reported.

In 2004, employees with his previous firms were accused of a wide assortment of infractions: destroying voter registration forms of Democrats, duping college students into registering as Republicans, refusing to register Democrats or independents. Nevada, Oregon and Arizona opened investigations but closed them without charging anyone. ...

Sproul, 40, and his associates say Democrats are bound to criticize his work, which he claims has signed up 500,000 voters since 2004. But Republicans aren't standing by him, either. The state Republican Party in Florida, North Carolina, Colorado and Virginia fired the firm Sept. 25, and the Republican Party of Florida filed an election fraud complaint last week that is now part of a criminal investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. ...

Company representatives have said they kept Florida Republicans informed once they were alerted of questionable registration forms in Palm Beach County and fired the employee responsible on Sept. 18. ...

But the director of voter registration said Tuesday that she noticed "some odd applications that came quite a bit earlier, on Aug. 28. It looked like someone had checked Republican for a number of party registration boxes that didn't match the rest of the applications. Four of the forms appeared to have been filled out by the same person," the Times writes.

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Voters should be aware that ACORN has not disappeared ELECTION 2012JUNE 16, 2012BY: DEAN CHAMBERSSubscribe 5 photos View the full slideshow » 2 Email Get Republican alerts! RELATED TOPICS election 2012Vote FraudACORNObama Advertisement After Andrew Breitbart and his investigative journalists exposed the leftist Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) for voter registration and related vote fraud scandals, they lost funding from Congress. Many seem to think ACORN is gone and has disappeared. Not so fast. These people don't give up, and the hard left and all their progressive allies and their willing accomplices in the mainstream media know the 2012 election is the most important most of us will see in our lives. Many of the old activists, and offices, and leaders who formerly made up ACORN are alive and well. We can count on them to be up their old tricks this year, getting many counties over 100 percent of qualified voters registered and finding enough rent-a-mobs to cast votes for those unqualified registrants in any states where they don't have to show a photo ID to vote. This is precisely why the Democrats so stridently oppose voter ID laws and President Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder is suing several states to either not require voters show an ID or to stop then from purging ineligible voters from the rolls. Democrats seem to think they can not win this election honestly so they are wanting to engage in vote fraud to help Obama on election day. View slideshow: ACORN Another invitation to fraud is the states that allow same-day voter registration and voting on election day. This allows organized groups to bus in voters from other areas or states to register and vote on election day. This was allegedly was done by labor unions on the day of the recall election in Wisconsin. A caller to a radio show claimed he was a Michigan resident who was one of thousands bused into Wisconsin to register and vote, and was expected to vote for Tom Barrett, the Democrat who ran against Scott Walker in the recall. Analysis of the Democrat-leaning counties that shared a border with other states showed a 2-4 percent higher vote for Barrett in the recall than he received in the 2010 election where he lost to Walker. Yet in almost all other counties, Walker improved his vote percentage by 2 or more percent over his support in the 2010 election. I suspect those neighboring counties had turnout bolstered by out of state voters being bused in by the unions. The best way individual voters can stop vote fraud is to simply vote. If you cast your own vote, than it's that much more difficult for the vote-scammers to illegally cast your vote for you. Making sure you vote also means you help decide the election rather than let others decide it for you. The remnants of ACORN and their allies will be counting on you to stay home on election day, and they might just cast your vote for you. Read more at

by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Voter fraud complaint filed against Fla. Democrats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida officials are reviewing allegations of voter registration fraud against the state Democratic Party.

The Florida Department of State on Friday confirmed that it has forwarded complaints about voter registration fraud that have been filed against the Democrats, as well as against two groups — the Florida New Majority Education Fund and National Council of La Raza/Democracia USA.

Neither the agency nor the Florida Department of Law Enforcement would comment on the extent of the allegations or on how many voter registration forms it involves.

Lee County Supervisor of Elections Sharon Harrington confirmed that a complaint regarding voter registration forms had come from her county, but declined further comment.
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:52 PM


 192 4 798 Email Article Print Article Send a Tip by TONY LEE 5 Sep 2012 26 POST A COMMENT Three Arkansas Democrats and a police officer pleaded guilty to absentee voter fraud on Wednesday as Democrats across the country insist Voter ID laws are not necessary. State Representative Hudson Hallum (pictured above), his father Kent, West Memphis City Councilman Phillip Wayne Carter, and West Memphis Police Officer Sam Malone pleaded guilty to bribing voters for their absentee ballots for a local election in 2011. "The most fundamental rights we enjoy as American citizens include the ability to vote and, if we so choose, to run for elected office,” Jane Duke, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas said in a statement. “In a nation in which every person's vote matters, protecting the integrity of the electoral process from those who seek to win office by cheating the system is critical. “Voter fraud schemes such as that carried out in the 2011 District 54 race have the devastating effect of eroding public confidence in elected officials and disenfranchising voters." The four men filled out absentee ballots for voters and bribed others with money and food. Hallum wrote an e-mail to Arkansas legislators to apologize for his actions. “This afternoon I am going to plead guilty to federal charges stemming from an investigation into my special election,” Hallum wrote. “I took some bad advice that led to some bad decisions on my part.” Hallum said he wrote the e-mail “with deep regret.”

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