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lawmakers seek federal probe of voter fraud
RICHMOND--Three Democratic Virginia congressmen and a state lawmaker want a federal investigation into two companies hired by Republicans to conduct voter registration drives that have spawned voter fraud allegations in several states.
Reps. Gerald Connolly, James P. Moran Jr. and Bobby Scott recently asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to order the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the allegations, media outlets reported Wednesday. Separately, state Sen. Donald McEachin, D-Henrico County, also wrote Holder calling for an inquiry.
A Pennsylvania man who worked for one company, Pinpoint, faces charges in Rockingham County of throwing eight completed voter registration forms in the trash.
In late September, the Republican National Committee fired the other company, Strategic Allied Consulting, after suspect forms it collected in Florida were turned over to local prosecutors. There also have been allegations against the company in Arizona and Colorado, the congressmen pointed out.