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Supervisor of Elections office finds more suspect registration forms submitted by
Strategic Allied Consulting

Supervisor of Elections Ann Bodenstein said her office started receiving suspicious forms two Mondays ago from Okaloosa  County.

 Social Security, addresses, and other information was missing or incorrect.

An investigation for voter registration fraud is underway after a staff member of the Santa Rosa County elections office discovered a pattern of erroneous information on newly filled-out registration forms.

Officials began to notice a suspicious trend in about 100 of the papers collected. They then called the state attorney’s office to report the suspicion.

Currently, the number of fraudulent registrations is "around 400."

“Most of them (forms) were registered, but there was information missing on just about all of them,” said Bodenstein.

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Bodenstein pulled the files of the names on the forms, which most had already registered, but the signatures were different.

It has been reported that Strategic Allied Consulting, hired by the Republican Party of Florida, is the organization responsible for hiring the form collectors who turned in the questionable registration forms.

Bodenstein said one forged form was that of a woman who died six months ago; for this reason she believes the employees used an older database.

"What I think would have happened is it would have caused lots of questioning and answering when the people’s whose names were used went to the polls,” Bodenstein said.

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  •  Tip Jar (12+ / 0-)

    When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat. George Carlin

    by Zwoof on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 06:34:01 AM PDT

  •  The Republicans are trying to (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Gemina13, Tinfoil Hat

    pump up the numbers here in the bible belt to offset Democratic votes in South Florida.

    When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat. George Carlin

    by Zwoof on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 06:56:18 AM PDT

    •  Pump up the numbers? (0+ / 0-)

      How does that help them win elections? Just because they are registered as one party or the other, doesn't constrain their choice in the booth.
      And what it would do that damages the GOP would be to allow Democrats to vote in the GOP primaries (next time).

  •  I've been trying to puzzle out (6+ / 0-)

    what kind of mischief SAC could have been up to. What kind of fraud involves registering people to vote.
    One answer is if (and I don't know that this was happening) the cards that were filled out Democrat, disappeared before they got to the Registrar, causing a bunch of Democrats to discover, on election day, that they were not actually registered. That is risky for SAC and the Rs because it would be blatant and noisy (and illegal). Irate voters, all Ds, making a fuss at many polling places at once, eventually will share stories of how they registered and SAC's name pops up in every one of them....looks bad.
    But this: "What I think would have happened is it would have caused lots of questioning and answering when the people’s whose names were used went to the polls,” tells me that making the disruption IS THE GOAL. If all day long, there are Irates going off about the botched registration and having to be helped by poll workers, that slows down the process, lengthens the line, increases the wait time and drives away voters that don't have time.

  •  The fact there is no vote fraud proves the gop (0+ / 0-)

    needs to stop vote fraud before it gets started.

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