our years after Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and several other fictitious names that ACORN workers attempted to register to vote, John Adolf Hitler has turned up on a voter registration form in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“It’s certainly not a joke. In Ohio, that kind of activity is a felony,” says Alex Triantafilou, an Elections Board member.
“Any person who would engage in that kind of conduct with something as serious to our democracy as voting,” he continued, “is highly irresponsible and potentially criminal…We have someone doctoring registrations, and the next step would be a serious move toward fraudulent voting. We are worried about it.”
The person who registered listed his name as “Adolf Hitler, John” and address as “666 Heltz” in Los Angeles.
It was part of a batch of roughly 200 voter registrations that election officials say were flagged as possibly fraudulent, forged, or duplicated by the group that collected them, FieldWorks, a private Washington, D.C. based firm.
FieldWorks, says it works largely with Democratic candidates, causes and progressive organizations collecting signatures for voter registration or ballot initiatives across the country.
“We have a zero tolerance for fraud,” FieldWorks co-owner Chris Gallaway told Fox News, defending his firm.
“Not only is the employee committing fraud, but he is stealing from us.”
The case echoes multiple voter registration fraud allegations against the now defunct community-organizing group ACORN, and FieldWorks says it has fired two workers in Cincinnati whom they suspect may have been forging cards.
Gallaway told Fox News that it was his firm that first brought the registration of ” Hitler” to the attention of election authorities.
“I like to think that we do a lot of good work,” Gallaway told us. “A lot of people have gotten a black eye. We’ve seen the stories out of Florida, on ACORN…we want to make these operations, which in the past have not been great, to focus on quality control.”