Another progressive group has been caught submitting fraudulent voter registration forms, this time in the swing state of Florida.
It was a senior citizen voter, not local election officials, who caught the fact that someone – someone with Mi Familia Vota, it turns out – had forged her signature on a voter registration form and fraudulently changed her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat.
WFLA’s 8 On Your Side reports “when 83-year-old lifelong Republican Marina Agosto received a new voter ID card that told her she was now a registered Democrat, she and her daughter Minerva headed to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections office to find out why.”
She is outraged that someone would use her name to commit voter registration fraud here in a swing state, where every single vote is so important. She is even more bothered that the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections office wasn’t taking her seriously…
The mother and daughter discovered at the Supervisor of Elections office that a group called Mi Familia Vota submitted a new voter registration application for Agosto. A signature that is supposed to be her own is on the application. “I sign different, completely different,” Agosto said…
The birth year on the application also doesn’t match Agosto’s voter ID card. 8 On Your Side asked if the Supervisor of Elections notified law enforcement. “All I have is this form. I don’t have anything that tells me this is illegal,” [Supervisor of Elections communications director Gerri] Kramer said.
Not to worry, though – the voter fraud probably isn’t widespread:
Since June Mi Familia Vota has submitted more than 5,700 voter registration applications in Hillsborough County alone.
Mi Familia Vota was founded and is headed by former SEIU executive Eliseo Medina and takes a progressive stance on issues including “increased access to the electoral process for Latino voters,” particularly the ones registered as Democrats, it seems.