Florida Democrat Caught Trying to Register Dozens of Dead People to Vote
Authorities in Broward County, Florida, have uncovered a Democrat plot to register dozens of dead people to vote in the state.
Florida elections and law enforcement officials detected a scheme that sought to register dozens of dead people to vote in Broward County, though the motive is not clear, according to the county elections office.The county received about 50 voter registration applications sent in envelopes postmarked from Columbia, South Carolina, with no return address, documents show.
The majority of the people named in the applications — who were listed as Democrats — were verified to be deceased and no votes were cast under their names, said Broward County elections spokesman Steven Vancore. Vancore said that Florida allows people to register to vote by mail but he said the county receives state data about people who have died and marks those individuals in its files as ineligible to vote. Florida requires a valid government ID to actually show up and vote, so Vancore said this scheme “only got half the equation” necessary to vote.
Per the Orlando Sentinel:
An unknown person in Columbia, S.C., submitted at least 54 new voter applications in July in the same neat handwriting to the Broward elections office, several in each of 19 envelopes. Many of the voters were elderly and had recently died in the Northeast.
Almost all of them were flagged by Broward elections office staff as suspicious and turned over to the Broward State Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors have been watching since August, in a sting operation to catch the culprit, internal correspondence shows.
“We cannot comment on an ongoing, active criminal investigation,” State Attorney’s Office Spokeswoman Paula McMahon said.
Authorities also noted that at least three fake voter names did end up on the Broward voting rolls. None of the name had been accessed for a vote, however.
“This is an organized effort by someone who knew a little bit about Florida law but not a lot, and had a scheme to either undermine the Florida registration system with fake voters, or intended to vote 50 times,” Broward Elections Supervisor Pete Antonacci said.
Some of the applications were submitted under the names of people born more than a century ago — one person’s birth date was listed as 1917, according to the documents. A spokeswoman for the Broward’s State Attorney’s Office said Friday that the office could not comment on an active criminal investigation.”We take any allegation of voter fraud very seriously because it affects our very democracy,” said Broward County State Attorney Mike Satz. “Anyone who has information regarding any attempt to commit the crime of voter fraud should report it to the Broward Supervisor of Elections and the Broward State Attorney’s Office so it can be thoroughly investigated.”
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