October 24, 2012
(AP) Three Virginia lawmakers are seeking a federal investigation of voter registration fraud allegations in several states.
Media outlets report that Reps. Gerald Connolly, James P. Moran Jr. and Bobby Scott, requested the investigation in a recent letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The three Democrats want the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate two companies hired by Republicans to conduct voter registration drives.
A 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.
A Justice Department spokesman says the agency is reviewing the lawmakers' letter.