While Republicans — stateside and nationally — have pushed voter fraud to the top levels of importance since the 2010 elections, what's one to make of the situation involving Strategic Alliance Consulting? The management consulting company, founded by GOP operative Nathan Sproul, was fired by the Republican Party of Florida due to wide-spread allegations of fraudulent voter registration forms.
Florida Democrats are seizing the issue after news broke last week that there were problems with more than 100 voter registration applications turned in by workers registering voters for Strategic Alliance Consulting in Palm Beach County. Nine other counties in Florida have reported registration problems, and the FDLE is now investigating.
Today, Palm Beach County area Democratic Congressman Ted Deutsch sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott, calling on him to do several things, "to prove that you care about voter fraud, even if it involves the Florida Republican Party, the Republican National Committee, and Mitt Romney's presidential campaign."
This includes creating a bipartisan task force to determine, "what, if any damage has been done by these allegedly fraudulent registration activities ..."
In addition to Florida, Bloomberg Media reported that the RNC hired Stategic Allied Consulting for voter registration efforts in the swing states of Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia.
Even after an attempt to purge the Florida voting rolls of non-citizens was halted due to a number of incorrectly listed people deemed ineligible to vote, Gov. Scott sent out a new list to the 67 Supervisors of Elections.
Scott's mantra about not wanting the voting process to be contaminated by non-eligible voters has worn thin with most Democrats. In his letter, Deutsch took a shot at those efforts, challenging Scott to investigate this issue if voting fraud is truly a large concern of his.
"Your silence and inaction are shocking and hypocritical considering you have spent the last year in an expensive and controversial effort to purge legitimate citizens from our rolls in a supposed search to find 'voter fraud.' Your efforts to purge 182,000 individuals from our voting rolls continued until we discovered that the list was nakedly partisan and so error-ridden that it contained the names of tens of thousands of legitimate voters, including small business owners and a decorated World War II hero. Now, when an actual voter fraud scheme has apparently been discovered in our state, there is neither room nor time for the partisan allegiances that typically guide your Administration's actions."