FDLE investigating voter irregularity in Palm Beach County

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) spent about an hour on Thursday with the supervisor of elections in Palm Beach County getting a briefing of how a person can make changes to his or her voter registration form.

During the meeting, they also gave Supervisor Susan Bucher permission to go through 60,000 recently changed forms and pulled 2600 that were submitted by Strategic Allied Consulting.

The goal is to make sure that the voter registration forms were changed properly, by the voter and not fraudulently by Strategic Allied Consulting.

The consulting firm was hired by the Republican Party of Florida to register voters for the November elections. The Florida GOP fired the firm as soon as allegations of fraud surfaced and said it would file an elections fraud complaint against the firm.

FDLE says this investigation has entered a criminal phase.

"It's one person here, one person in Okaloosa County, one person in Lee County, one person in Escambia County. It seems like we should ensure what we have and go over the rest of them so if it's not one person, we'll catch them too," said Bucher.

Bucher says they will begin soon going through the 2600 forms submitted by the consulting group.

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