Last Updated on November 2, 2020
Election official in South Florida’s Broward County, a traditionally cobalt-blue Democrat haven, have thwarted an attempt to register dead people as Democrats, and act that is a precursor to voter fraud.
Steven Vancore, Broward County Supervisor of Elections spokesperson, said someone tried to register dozens of dead people as Democrats over the summer in Florida’s second-most populous county.
“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,” Vancore said. “We are also pleased to inform you that there was no attempt by this person or persons to cast a ballot.”
The Broward County supervisor of elections flagged the fake registrations as “suspicious” and turned them over to the Broward County state attorney’s office.
Officials couldn’t ascertain who mailed the registrations because there was no return address, but said they were mailed in 19 separate envelopes. Thirty of the 51 fake registrants were verified by the state attorney’s office as being deceased.
The South Florida SunSentinel, broke the story reporting that an individual – or group of individuals – from South Carolina submitted approximately 50 voter applications to the Broward elections office. Thirty of those applications were for people who were dead.
Fraudster attempts to register dozens of dead Democrats as voters in Broward https://t.co/u0ZDIbYpKN pic.twitter.com/9b4okJcJuM
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) October 31, 2020
Florida, a critical swing state in the 2020 election, has been heavily targeted by both President Trump’s campaign and the campaign of his Democrat challenger, Joe Biden.
Florida awards 29 Electoral College votes toward the election of the President and Vice President of the United States.
Rasmussen Reports latest polling shows Florida voters favoring the re-election of President Trump by a 49 percent to 46 percent margin.
Florida: @Rasmussen_Poll 10/23 vs @trafalgar_group 10/14https://t.co/OHOXQOt0wN https://t.co/oNIzsZP3XV pic.twitter.com/yhDXXBCI32
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) October 25, 2020