http://news.yahoo.com/voter-registra...-election.htmlWhat first appeared to be an isolated problem in one Florida county has now spread statewide, with election officials in nine counties informing prosecutors or state election officials about questionable voter registration forms filled out on behalf of the Republican Party of Florida.
State Republican officials already have fired the vendor it had hired to register voters, and took the additional step of filing an election fraud complaint against the company, Strategic Allied Consulting, with state officials. That complaint was handed over Friday to state law-enforcement authorities...
Florida is the battleground state where past election problems led to the chaotic recount that followed the 2000 presidential election.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/voter-re...ims-singe-gop/Revelations that the Republican National Committee urged several states to hire a consulting firm that submitted potentially fraudulent voter registration forms in Florida are continuing to cause embarrassment to the Republican Party...
The Los Angeles Times reported that the RNC urged the state GOP in seven swing states to hire the firm, despite the fact that the man who runs it, Nathan Sproul, has been accused of running firms that have destroyed Democratic registrations. Sproul told the newspaper that RNC officials asked him to set up a new firm, Strategic Allied Consulting, so that his efforts would not be linked to those allegations. The RNC has reportedly paid the firm at least $3.1 million via state parties.
That is despite the fact that, like JTC stated, "election fraud" is different than "voter registration fraud". Which is not to say messing with the registration process is acceptable, but then again Republicans have been having a merry time gutting those as well. Florida and Minnesota went through registration purges, making legitimate voters leap through hoops right before the election.
This really isnt up for debate. The tactics and words spoken by Republicans show, beyond a doubt, that they simply dont want people voting. Period. The numbers about actual election fraud say its not a problem. And if we are going to paint one party as criminal and insidious throughout this entire process, then its clear the candidate who would benefit from such tactics wouldnt have been Obama. Anyone who is actually an advocate of small government should be seething at this stuff.