A bombshell report shows the Florida Democratic Party may have broken the law — in the midst of a statewide recount.
It all stems back to the Cure Affidavit form, which voters submit to correct their rejected vote-by-mail ballot.
On the correct form, the deadline is clearly listed as 5 p.m. the day before the election; however, on the form in a complaint Democrats are accused of circulating, the deadline is Nov. 8, which is two days after the election.
The Secretary of State’s office said the forms were used in at least four counties. Party leaders in Lee County have various opinions on the allegations.
“I think any sort of election fraud is unacceptable,” Jonathan Martin said, chair of the Lee County Republican executive committee. “It needs to be investigated, it needs to be prosecuted, and the individuals who are ultimately convicted of it need to be punished.”
“We’re the party that wants to get people to vote and not to cheat,” Yoseph Tedros said, chair of the Lee County Democrats. “So in that sense, I would be highly surprised if anything like that happened. I think there could be maybe some irregularities, but most of them can be explained.”
It will now be up to the state’s law enforcement agency to separate fact from fiction.