FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WUSA) -- Friday, the Justice Department is reviewing a request from Virginia Democratic lawmakers to launch a multi-state investigation into voter registration fraud.
This review comes one week after an employee at a Republican-hired firm was arrested for allegedly destroying voter registration applications.
Congressman Jim Moran and two other Democratic congressmen from Virginia are asking the Department of Justice to investigate a firm hired by the Republican Party, Strategic Allied Consulting and its subsidiary Pinpoint. The consulting firm's website says it has "never tolerated even minimal violations of election law when registering voters." But it's already facing more than 200 allegations of voter registration fraud in Florida, Arizona, and Colorado.
In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Congressman Moran, Gerry Connolly, and Bobby Scott say "The number of allegations in a multitude of locations would seem to suggest something more than the isolated acts of "a few bad apples."
The chairman Fairfax County Democrats calls it ... "outrageous that the Republicans would continue to employ people who have ties to this kind of criminal activity."
So far, neither the Republican Party of Virginia nor the Department of Justice returned our requests for comment.