RNC Cancels All Swing State Voter Reg...

RNC Cancels All Swing State Voter Registration Drives

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Smart Liberal

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Oct 1, 2012
The GOP voter registration fraud story here in Florida broke on Tuesday with an article in The Palm Beach Post saying that questionable forms had been sent to the state attorney general for review. The same newspaper reported on Saturday that the indications of more fraud had been found in other counties when Okaloosa County Elections Supervisor Paul Lux saw the first story online and sent it all the other elections supervisors in the state.

When the story first broke, the RNC claimed that the questionable voter applications were the work of one worker. That claim fell apart when suspicious forms started being found in more counties around the state of Florida. Now Nathan Sproul, the brains beyond the Strategic Allied Consulting firm behind the scandal, is now claiming it was just a few individuals among the 2,000 workers they had dispatched in Florida.

On Wednesday, The Rachel Maddow Show had a segment about the fact that Florida's ballot this year is huge. The point of the segment was the fact that Florida had long lines in 2008, and yet this year with the even larger ballot Florida has cut early voting days.

You can understand that elections officials have their hands full getting ready for the election. The GOP passed new voter laws recently, and the effect of one of the new rules is that when third parties register voters and turn in those applications to the State they have to be tagged with the identity of the group that turned them in. The Los Angeles Times reported on Friday that 45,917 voter registration forms have been turned into the state by the GOP. This adds more work on election officials as they now have to find and review each of those 45,917 forms.

The Brad Blog has a lengthy recap (H/T AnnetteK for sending me the link) of what has happened so far in the scandal. It's an extremely long article, but well worth the read if you want to catch up on all the pieces that have come out so far.


It took several days for the story to go national, and for the RNC to eventually take action in firing the company that Sproul says he was specifically asked to create for them, but only after the Republican Party of Florida, and then the North Carolina GOP fired the firm first. The state parties say they had hired the company "at the request" of the RNC. They fired Strategic after allegedly fraudulent and purposely changed voter registration forms turned in by the group emerged in other counties beyond Palm Beach County, FL where the Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher initially discovered and then turned in over 100 "questionable" forms to the State Attorney last Monday.
The story has been moving quickly over the past 24 to 48 hours, even as the RNC and Strategic have been trying, with the initial uncritical help of the AP and others in the media, to downplay the scandal as the work of just "one individual".

Nationwide GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal Widens, Becomes Criminal Matter in Florida
Smart Liberal

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Oct 1, 2012
We should prosecute those Republicans!
Smart Liberal

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Oct 1, 2012
I understand that the real Smart Liberal was involved in the illegal activity.

Since: Apr 12

Farmington, MN

#4 Oct 1, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
I understand that the real Smart Liberal was involved in the illegal activity.
Aren't you the "real" Smart Liberal? Huh pussycat?
Smart Liberal

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Oct 1, 2012
The GOP voter registration fraud story here in Florida broke on Tuesday with an article in The Palm Beach Post saying that questionable forms had been sent to the state attorney general for review. The same newspaper reported on Saturday that the indications of more fraud had been found in other counties when Okaloosa County Elections Supervisor Paul Lux saw the first story online and sent it all the other elections supervisors in the state.
Smart Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Oct 2, 2012
The GOP voter registration fraud story here in Florida broke on Tuesday with an article in The Palm Beach Post saying that questionable forms had been sent to the state attorney general for review. The same newspaper reported on Saturday that the indications of more fraud had been found in other counties when Okaloosa County Elections Supervisor Paul Lux saw the first story online and sent it all the other elections supervisors in the state.

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