Florida counties open investigations into voting felons in 2020 election

A number of Florida counties have opened investigations into whether convicted felons, ineligible to vote, voted in the 2020 presidential election.

A Politics This week’s report confirmed that investigations were underway after researcher Mark Glaeser began cross-checking Florida voter rolls with lists of sex offenders and state-convicted felons still in the county jail. ‘Alachua, Florida.

In one such case, an Alachua County election official is accused of registering felons to vote at the county jail when they were ineligible.

Politics reports:

Investigations or inquiries are in varying stages, with some county supervisors passing information to local prosecutors and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or passing it to the Department of State. But it appears dozens of potentially illegal voters have been reported in counties including Alachua, Duval, Gadsden, Leon and Lake.. [Emphasis added]

“As such, it is entirely possible that some people who voted in the 2020 general election did not meet all legal financial obligations or were otherwise ineligible. under the parameters of the Voting Rights Restoration Framework,” said Mallory Morgan, spokeswoman for Secretary of State Laurel Lee. “Eligibility screening continues unabated, and the Department hopes that the new FTE positions sought in this year’s budget will contribute to this work, which has grown significantly in time and complexity after the adoption of the Amendment 4 in 2018.” [Emphasis added]

Morgan added that the department was aware that several counties had received information and noted that they had the authority to forward complaints to local prosecutors. The FDLE, meanwhile, admitted to having investigated – and submitted a report to local prosecutors – concerning allegations that a former employee of the Alachua electoral office registered people in prison even though some had been convicted of crimes. [Emphasis added]

Employees of the Miami-Dade Elections Department scan votes to count them during the Florida primary elections amid the coronavirus pandemic, at the Miami-Dade Elections Department in Miami, Florida on August 18, 2020. ( CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

In November 2018, Florida voters approved an amendment that restored the franchise to potentially 1.5 million convicted felons, excluding those who committed murder or sex crimes. The amendment changed state law that had previously barred convicted felons for life from voting in local, state and federal elections.

This year, at the request of Governor Ron DeSantis (R), Florida lawmakers approved a measure to create the Bureau of Election Crimes and Security to “investigate, detect, apprehend and arrest anyone for an alleged violation.” based on election fraud advice from the public.

In addition to the criminals, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) uncovered records showing foreign nationals registered to vote in the states of North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey and California.

More recently, the PILF reached an agreement with North Carolina election officials to disclose the number of foreign nationals on state voter rolls.

In Florida, PILF found that as of November 2021, more than 150 reports of election crimes had been forwarded to county election officials. None of the referrals had been followed by action at the time of writing, indicating a serious lack of interest in investigating and prosecuting election crimes.

In 2018, there were nearly 250 counties across the United States with more registered voters than eligible U.S. citizen voters. There were also nearly three million people registered to vote in more than one state.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at jbinder@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter here.


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