In Broward County, Florida investigators uncovered and stopped a voter fraud operations.
Officials have reported that an effort was underway to register dead people as Democrat voters. Luckily, no mail-in ballots were sent under the false registrations.
“It appears someone attempted to fraudulently register deceased residents. Fortunately the system we have in place works, the improper registrations were flagged in a timely manner and the information was turned over to law enforcement for prosecution,” a Broward Supervisor of Elections spokesperson wrote. “We are also pleased to inform you that there was no attempt by this person or persons to cast a ballot.”
ABC 10 reports:
The scheme was uncovered over the summer when someone in Columbia, South Carolina, submitted 51 new voter applications. Elections officials flagged the registrations as suspicious and turned them over to the state attorney.
“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 to the Sun-Sentinel.
The outlet reports each application was left blank where the driver’s license and social security numbers would go and submitted as new registrations in the county. Under both categories, the voters would be considered a “MARG” and be required to show ID at the polls before voting.
The unknown person in Columbia, South Carolina submitted at least 54 voter applications in Broward County and who knows where else.
Just about all of the fraudulent voter applications were flagged by Broward elections office staff as suspicious and did turn it over to the Broward State Attorney’s Office.
“We cannot comment on an ongoing, active criminal investigation,” State Attorney’s Office Spokeswoman Paula McMahon said.
“We take any allegation of voter fraud very seriously because it affects our very democracy,” Broward State Attorney Mike Satz said Friday. “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.”
November 2, 2020