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Dems To Question FDLE’s Voter Fraud Investigation

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TALLAHASSEE (AP) – Top Florida Democratic legislators have called for an inquiry into just how thorough a job the Florida Department of Law Enforcement did in their investigation into suspected voter fraud at a company that was at one time aligned with the Republican Party.

Last year, the FDLE launched investigations into fraudulent voter registration forms allegedly turned in by employees of Strategic Allied Consulting which had been hired by Florida’s GOP.

So far, two former employees of admitted to law-enforcement authorities that they forged voter registration forms. Prosecutors back in January decided to place both of them on probation. Other investigations are still underway.

But news reports have questioned how in depth the investigations have been. Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, wants House Speaker Will Weatherford to look into what he called a “superficial review.”

A spokesman for Weatherford said the request was under review.

 

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