The FBI is investigating a group who turned in fraudulent voter registration forms in Harrisonburg. The group signed-up dead people. A family member of one of the deceased whose name was used contacted the Commonwealth Attorney’s office and an investigation began from there.
The Harrisonburg Voter Registrar office released the following statement:
“Several weeks ago an organization engaged in registering voters for the upcoming election submitted numerous voter registration applications. A review by my office staff revealed that a number of these registration applications appeared false. An affected party’s family member notified the Commonwealth’s Attorney and an investigation was opened by the Harrisonburg Police Department. The matter has also been investigated by the FBI. At this time, the Harrisonburg Police Department continues its investigation but my understanding is the matter has been referred to the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia. So far the investigation has revealed a number of voter registration applications that are false. At some point before the election, we will submit a list of the false voter registrations to the Electoral Board to have those registrations cancelled. This is all the information I have at this time.
It has come to my attention that this matter has hit social media and I want everyone to know that our office is handling this as advised by the City Attorney, the Commonwealth’s Attorney the Police Investigator and the FBI Agent.
Questions can be directed to Chris Bean at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.”
The name of the organization has not been released to the public yet. We’ll keep an eye on this story and post updates as things develop.