Updated: Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012, 3:51 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012, 12:13 PM EDT
RICHMOND (WAVY) - The Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) has voted to ask Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to investigate voter registration fraud after a Harrisonburg, Va. incident, NBC 12 WWBT in Richmond is reporting.
The SBE called a special board meeting for Wednesday afternoon in Richmond. It was open to the public.
Virginia Congressmen Bobby Scott (D), Gerry Connolly (D) and Jim Moran (D) wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder Tuesday, asking the Department of Justice to launch a multi-state investigation into voter fraud stemming from a Harrisonburg, Va. incident last week.
A contractor hired by the Virginia Republican Party was arrested and charged with 13 counts of voter registration fraud when he was allegedly seen throwing away voter registration applications.
The contractor works for Pinpoint, which operates throughout the Commonwealth, including Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.
The company faces 200 allegations of voter registration fraud in Florida and more possible cases in Arizona and Colorado.
The congressmen's letter comes a day after Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli wrote a letter explaining he could not investigate the incident. He wrote that unless the State Board of Elections or a local Commonwealth's Attorney asks him to investigate, he could not look into the fraud.
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