After a two hour meeting, the State Board of Elections opted today not to take any action related to a group’s voter registration mailings that have led to several hundred complaints. The board met this morning to discuss mailings from the Washington-based Voter Participation Center, many of which have been sent to already-registered voters and some ineligible to vote, including the deceased, children, non-U.S. citizens and even family pets.
Weeks ago, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign asked the board to request an investigation into the matter by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. But after hearing from more than a dozen speakers on both sides of the issue, no member of the board made such a motion. Board members criticized the group’s previous mailings, but found no cause for a criminal investigation.