The Republican Party of Florida has cut ties with a company it paid $1.2 million to register voters after the elections supervisor in Palm Beach County asked the state’s attorney’s office to review 106 “questionable” applications.
Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher said she turned the applications over to law enforcement officials because of similar-looking signatures, missing information and wrong addresses on the forms. The questionable applications were part of a batch of 304 voter registration forms turned in by the firm using the Republican Party of Florida’s identification number, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Mike Grissom, executive director of the Republican Party of Florida, said the party had hired a Virginia-based firm called Strategic Allied Consultants at the request of the Republican National Committee.
The RNC did not immediately respond to TPM’s request for comment, but records show that Strategic Allied Consultants was also hired this year by the Republican parties of North Carolina and Colorado.
Strategic Allied Consultants has a basic website that reveals very little about the company. The firm did not immediately respond to TPM’s request for comment.