Pennsylvania state police raided two offices of a Democratic grassroots organization this week looking for evidence of voter-registration fraud.
Police raided the FieldWorks LLC’s office located in Philadelphia on Thursday, days after the organization’s other office in Delaware County, Pa. was raided also.
Agents used search warrants in order to find forms that could be used to “construct fraudulent voter registration forms” and “completed voter registration forms containing same or similar identifying information of individuals on multiple forms.”
Republican Congressman Patrick Meehan is pushing for United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch to launch an investigation into FieldWorks.
According to the Philly Voice, Delaware County Officials reported that approximately 3,400 applications gathered by FieldWorks had errors, were duplicates or had invalid addresses.
Lifezette reported that Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce Beemer suggested that FieldWorks was employing registrants who were cutting corners to meet quotas by re-register existing voters with slight spelling differences in their names.
The Inquirer reported that Ruthann Alexander was fired by FieldWorks because she did not reach a quota of registering 18 people to vote each day.
Alexander wasn’t surprised to find out the firm is under investigation for fraud since they were pressured by higher-ups to reach their set quotas.
“The manager told me and she told the room full of people that she didn’t really care how we got our quota,” she said. “I’m guessing she meant within reason, but she did say to me, especially when she was telling me that I needed to make my numbers, she told me she was under a lot of pressure.”