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Fraudulent voter applications in Pinellas?



Pinellas SOE Deb Clark has received 35 voter registration applications in the past two weeks from the group Work for Progress that appear "questionable or possibly fraudulent," according to a release from her office. Clark has notified the State Attorney and the Florida Division of Elections.

According to the release, the handwriting on some of the applications is similar; others share the same address.

After getting 21 of the applications, Clark's staff contacted the group, which describes itself on its Web-site as a nonprofit working with clients to support Sen. Barack Obama's campaign, and was told the person responsible had been fired. Subsequently, another 14 applications were received.

Will Van Sant, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:37am]


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