Two Florida Men Convicted and Sentenced to Jail Time for Fraudulently Registering Voters and Forging Their Signatures
Two Florida men are going to jail for fraudulently registering voters and forging their signatures.
The men were registering dead people to vote in Duval County and forging names on voter registration forms and petitions for Constitutional amendments in 2020.
Devin King, 32, pleaded guilty to criminal use of personal identification in November. He has now been sentenced to a year in jail and probation after his release.
King’s co-defendant Jordan Daniels, 35, pleaded guilty to the same charge and was sentenced to 10 months in jail followed by 14 months of probation. He has additionally been ordered to pay approximately $2,000 in fines and do 100 hours of community service, according to a report from News4Jax.
The local station reports, “According to Daniels’ November 2021 arrest report, Duval County elections officials noticed ‘a large number’ of voter registration forms turned in through a third party last summer that seemed suspicious. The report cited signatures that did not match, personal information that was wrong, and forms that normally arrived worn looking ‘pristine.’”
“An investigation traced the forms to Daniels and King. Both were arrested in November 2021. Investigators said 10 of the people they tried to register to vote were dead,” the report added.
The State Attorney’s Office believes that the two men were driven by financial gain, not by political beliefs.
“The discovery of these attempts at fraud shows that the system here in Duval County and all of Florida is secure and trustworthy. Voters can have confidence that their information is secure and will be counted accurately,” Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan told News4JAX last year.
Breitbart News noted that “the voter fraud convictions were partially the result of research released last year by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), which detailed how election crime cases were piling up despite county election officials having referred the cases to state prosecutors.”
“As a result of our research, it appears these two men were arrested for election crimes,” PILF President J. Christian Adams said in a statement.
“We handed this report to state officials to increase pressure on state prosecutors to address this and other election crime referrals,” Adams continued. “Since this report, Governor Ron DeSantis has implemented a state election crimes unit, making Florida’s election significantly more secure. He deserves credit for the steps he has taken to fight election crimes in Florida.”
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Author: Cassandra Fairbanks