Democrats call for voter fraud inquiry

Posted at 5:58 AM, Jul 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-17 02:05:07-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Top Florida Democratic legislators want an inquiry into how thorough state law-enforcement investigated voter fraud allegations against a company once aligned with Republicans.

Last year, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement launched investigations into fraudulent voter registration forms allegedly turned in by employees of a company hired by the Republican Party of Florida.

So far, two former employees of Strategic Allied Consulting 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.