Non-profit group causes voter registration controversy
Eric Shawn reports
- Duration 2:54
- Date Aug 16, 2012
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Growing fears on election fraud today as folks across the country get free filled out voter registration forms you know -- they say like here this is you Megyn Kelly.
That's where you show up to -- But they don't have your name on it they have the name of it dead pet.
Are you dead relatives or you live pet -- it's problematic.
If you're if -- and be -- there.
The documents look official but it turns out they are not coming from election administrators.
But from a nonprofit group and that's causing some controversy.
-- shot is -- -- New York City newsroom Eric and mega mall.
-- are those mailings it's a voter registration form this from from Texas.
As you said you know looks official right.
And it tells people -- it back to be voter participation centered.
-- -- get it right there it is the voter participation center office of the secretary of state elections division Austin, Texas so you think this is from the government right.
Act wrong it's a private group.
The group that send these out is called the voter participation center they actually based in Washington.
They send these forms out but because of mailing list there -- some of them have gone as you said to dead people non citizens children and yup even dogs and cats.
The Louisiana secretary of state cause -- mailings disruptive and confusing.
He says only 10% of the -- they receive back actually turn out to be valid and he charges -- the group does could lead to voter fraud.
I understand they'll -- -- there always is but but to the magnitude of what we're getting here in Louisiana or did get.
It's ridiculous I think it needs to be exposed for what it is.
-- the group says it's only trying to sign up roughly 7839.
Americans who aren't registered targeting single and divorced women minorities and young people.
But critics point out that those voting groups could skew democratic.
It turns out that many of the group's officials are former democratic political officials and consultants.
Including veterans of president Clinton's and Obama's campaigns.
But a lawyer for the group says it is strictly nonpartisan.
And calls claims of possible voter fraud far fetched he says there trying to fix any problems.
There are going to be even tighter screening process -- in place and things will that be continually improving and -- Opportunities for someone filling uniform who shouldn't receive the -- the first place will be reduced more and more overtime.
Not so far they say they have registered about one point five.
Million new voters and -- yeah Megan they do and that little tiny teeny little running down there it does say this -- has been paid for by the voter participation -- You know we we -- one of these for for -- up and I asked her how she got the campaign had been going so hard she said a rough.
And right if -- -- thanks thanks thank you get a clip I seen a C Eric.
What Kelly's court today.