Florida investigating absentee ballot fraud in Palm Beach County

Once again, we see that people are willing to risk felony charges to sway the outcome of an election:

 

The Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office says they are investigating absentee ballots sent to people in Loxahatchee Groves who say they didn’t request them.

 

One voter who received an unsolicited mail ballot, followed by a visit to his home by a candidate’s mother, questions how someone was able to fraudulently request an absentee ballot in his name: “They had to log into an official government website, they had to use my name, address, date of birth, and my voter identification number. I don’t even know my voter ID number.”

 

The online Absentee Ballot Request Form on the Palm Beach County elections website clearly states “You may only request absentee ballots for yourself and your immediate family;”  Florida statute makes “perpetrating or attempting to perpetrate or aid in the perpetration of any fraud in connection with any vote cast, to be cast, or attempted to be cast” a third-degree felony.