Pennsylvania State Police have raided the offices of a Delaware County political field office in an attempt to gain evidence of possible voter registration fraud, it was reported this week.
According to a warrant filed in court last week, police investigators said they’re looking for documents, lists of employees, and financial documents for the office of FieldWorks LLC in Norwood—a national organization that usually carries out street work for the Democratic Party.
The details of the probe were not disclosed, but the warrant said that police are looking for “templates . . . utilized to construct fraudulent voter registration forms” and “completed voter registration forms containing same or similar identifying information of individuals on multiple forms,” reported Philly.com. The warrant was signed last Friday by a Delaware County judge, and it was also approved by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.
FieldWorks issued a statement, through spokesperson Matt Dorf, to Philly.com. “FieldWorks is now working with county officials to provide them with information on our program and applications they are investigating,” he said. “In keeping with our regular practice, we will work aggressively with authorities to seek the prosecution of anyone involved in wrongdoing.”
FieldWorks, meanwhile, has “zero tolerance” for voter fraud, Dorf noted.
On its website, FieldWorks describes itself is as the “premier grassroots organizing company for progressive organizations and Democratic campaigns around the country.”
According to Delaware County Election Secretary Dixie Smith, election fraud in the county is not common. “We’ve had two [cases] this year and that is very unusual,” Smith told Grand Lake News. ” I can go back several years and tell you how many we’ve had but there’s never been very many.”