Romney/RNC consultant investigated for voter fraud

UPDATE: The scandal has now spread statewide, with at least ten Florida counties reporting irregularities. More troublesome is the news that the firm in question is now revealed to be working for the GOP in at least seven other swing states. Should we believe that the alleged fraud was only limited to one state, and that the RNC and the Romney campaign knew nothing about this?

A firm doing business with the National Republican Committee and the Romney campaign is being investigated for voter fraud.

The firm has done $2.9 million in business with the Republican National Committee this year alone, and another firm run by the same did $80,000 in work for Romney.

Remember what I also say: Republicans accuse us of doing what they are, and we’re not.

From NBC’s First Read:

The Republican National Committee has fired a controversial consulting firm it was paying millions of dollars to conduct voter registration in five battleground states, NBC News has learned.

The move came after the Palm Beach County, Fla., elections supervisor discovered 108 potentially fraudulent registration forms submitted by the GOP consulting firm, including suspected phony signatures and home addresses that matched those of a gas station, a medical building, and a Land Rover automotive dealership.

NBC News has learned that four other Florida counties have also reported hundreds of possible fraudulent registration forms submitted by the firm, including apparent dead people being registered as new voters.

Prosecutors in two counties are investigating possible voter fraud by the GOP consulting firm, officials said.

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