Virginia’s voter ID law is the type of law Republicans say should prevent any dogs from voting in November.
However earlier this week, the Voter Participation Center, a Washington-based nonprofit group, was exposed for sending voter registration forms to a number of non-citizens, children and yes, family pets, according to the Virginia State Board of Elections.
Much like direct mail companies, the center obtained commercial mailing lists of Virginia residents from various vendors. The center said they never meant to send the forms to anyone ineligible to vote.
“Imperfections in the VPC vendors’ lists - while regrettable and unfortunate - should not be the reason or the excuse to call an entire process that is working into question…they were approved by the State Board of Elections before we sent them out and are the same applications that anyone can access at a local government office or on the Internet. Our process is legal and working.”
Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has called on Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to investigate the forms being sent for criminal investigation.
The Voter Participation Center says it has sent over 200,000 voter registration forms to Virginia voters, while elections officials have received about 100 complaints.