Three Virginia legislators pursue investigation of voter registration fraud

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Rep. Bobby Scott (D) of Hampton Roads is one of three Virginia lawmakers who are pursuing a federal investigation of voter registration fraud allegations against two companies hired by Republicans to register voters. The three legislators — all Democrats — requested the investigation in a recent letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The letter was written largely in response to a man in Rockingham County who faces charges for throwing eight completed voter registration forms into a trashcan. According to the Daily Press, a Justice Department spokesman said the agency is reviewing the lawmakers’ letter.

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