Two Haitian immigrant politicians in Florida have taken advantage of the write-in ballot rules to clinch their seats in the latest voter fraud in the state level involving immigrants.
Palm Beach County commissioner Mack Bernard and state House Rep. Al Jacquet apparently recognized the gaps in Florida’s vote-by-mail laws, allowing them to pressure people in their homes, practically watching over their shoulders and telling them who to vote for, according to an investigation by the Palm Beach Post.
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In one case, a blind voter said Bernard filled out and signed his ballot. His vote counted, but Post reporters looked at the signature on the ballot envelope after the fact and found it didn’t match the one on file. Florida law requires that absentee voters sign their own ballot.
In other cases, residents said Voters said they received mail-in ballots but didn’t know why. One woman said she felt pressured by a persistent candidate who talked his way into her home and dug out her ballot from a stack of discarded mail.
The Palm Beach Post also discovered that ballots may have been requested without the voter’s knowledge. Palm Beach County Election Supervisor Susan Bucher flagged at least 300 ballot request forms to be potentially fraudulent, but had no choice but to send them all under state law.
Bernard and Jacquet, both Democrats and have seen in politics since 2009, were then running in the August Primary. The two have denied any wrongdoing.