Virginia GOP Cuts Ties With Voter Registration Vendor | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Virginia GOP Cuts Ties With Voter Registration Vendor

Play associated audio

Virginia's Republican Party has cut ties with a company it hired to register voters after questions were raised in Florida over voter registration.

In August, the state GOP paid $500,000 to a Virginia-based third-party voter registering company, Strategic Allied Consulting, to provide new voter and absentee ballot registration services.

Now, according to the Florida Department of State, more than 100 suspect forms submitted by the consultanting firm in several Florida counties have been turned over to local prosecutors.

Strategic Allied Consulting blames the problems on a single rogue employee and called recent statements by GOP officials "libelous.''

The Republican National Committee and state GOP parties in North Carolina and Colorado also have fired the company.

NPR

The 'Man Who Touched His Own Heart' Changed Medicine

Melissa Block talks to Rob Dunn about his new book, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, a history of science and medicine's efforts to understand the working of the human heart.
NPR

Shake Shack Sizzles With IPO As McDonald's Fizzles

Shares of the burger chain shot up Friday, its first trading day. Shake Shack and other fast-casual joints are taking a bite out of McDonald's, which can't recast itself to fit the current trend.
WAMU 88.5

Krupicka Wants Landlords To Be More Transparent About Mold

The Northern Virginia delegate has introduced legislation to make sure renters have access to information about mold.
NPR

Media Outlets Partner With Snapchat To Appeal To Younger Users

As people disappear from the audiences of conventional news organizations, 11 media outlets have partnered with Snapchat in the U.S. to offer its younger users easily digested fare within the app.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.