By Nancy Hennen
The Florida Department of State says “hundreds of voter registration forms may have been faked in as many as 9 counties.
“We are concerned about any cases of voter fraud,” Cate said. “In this case, it has to do with most allegations regarding bad information on voter applications. We don’t know the extent of how it could impact election, but we will let the Florida Department of Law Enforcement determine full extent of the problem.”
Strategic Allied Consultants claims the issue stemmed from one employee, who was fired on Sept. 15, but county election officials claim the fraud was more widespread, stretching across counties that are more than 500 miles apart.
“I don’t subscribe to the theory that this was the action of one single individual who was able to get into more than half a dozen counties from one end of Florida to the other,” said Paul Lux, the Okaloosa County Election Supervisor.