Florida Voter Fraud Probe Spreads

Firm hired by the GOP may have turned in forged registration forms


Investigations into whether a firm hired by the Republican Party of Florida to register voters handed in forged registration forms spread from Palm Beach to at least six other counties in the state Friday. In one, Santa Rosa County case, a form was filled out in the name of a dead person

While supervisors of elections were handing suspect forms to prosecutors around the state, the Florida GOP announced it would file an elections fraud complaint against the firm, Strategic Allied Consulting of Tempe, Ariz.

The firm has already been fired, not only by the state Republican Party but also by the Republican National Committee, which hired it to register voters in crucial swing states, including Florida. The state GOP had been paying the firm $1.3 million to register voters and the RNC about $3 million.