WASHINGTON – Three Democratic Virginia congressmen are requesting a Justice Department investigation of a Republican Party voter registration operation that has spawned an arrest in Virginia and fraud allegations in other states.
In a letter, the lawmakers urged Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to investigate whether there was a “broader conspiracy” of fraud stretching across several states.
“The number of allegations in a multitude of locations would seem to suggest something more than the isolated acts of 'a few bad apples,' " Reps. James P. Moran, Gerry Connolly and Robert C. Scott wrote in the letter sent Tuesday.
The Republican National Committee paid at least $3.5 million to a company called Strategic Allied Consulting, which was doing voter registration and get-out-the-vote work in eight swing states. The company, owned by longtime GOP consultant Nathan Sproul, was fired by the RNC last month after dozens of suspicious voter forms cropped up in Florida. State law enforcement officials are investigating.