佛罗里达州官员停止在布劳沃德县登记死者的企图

佛罗里达州的选举和执法官员发现了一项计划,试图在布劳沃德县登记数十名死者进行投票, 尽管动机尚不清楚, 根据县选举办公室.

The county received about 50 voter registration applications sent in envelopes postmarked from Columbia, 南卡罗来纳, with no return address, documents show.
The majority of the people named in the applicationswho were listed as Democratswere 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 schemeonly got half the equationnecessary to vote.
    Somebody went to great pains to exploit the system and it was caught,” said Vancore. “We don’t know if this person did this for pure chicanery or they were trying to alter the outcome of the electionbut there appears to be no attempt that this person voted.
    The South Florida Sun Sentinel was first to report the applications.
    Timothy Donnelly, an assistant state attorney, wrote in an August letter to Broward’s supervisor of elections, Peter Antonacci, that he had launched an investigation into the applications and that there wereseveral potential criminal violations.
    Another employee of the state attorney’s office wrote in an October 22 email to Antonacci that the applications appeared to be filled out by one person. “Due to the fact that they were mailed from out of state with no return address I’m unable to identify the person who submitted these applications,” according to the correspondence shared with CNN.
    Only five of the names in the applications were actively registered in the county at that time, according to that email.
    Some of the applications were submitted under the names of people born more than a century agoone 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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