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 dealership.
NBC News has learned that two other Florida counties, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa, have also reported 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.
And let's remember, one of the first acts the Republican super-majority in Florida did was to immediately pass a law (which was later shut down by the courts) to make it considerably harder for groups to conduct voter registration drives because of...you guessed it..."fraud by Democrats."
Surprise, folks. An Obama win is not assured by any means. Registration deadlines are coming up next week for most states. If you're not registered to vote, GET REGISTERED NOW.