FRAUDULENT LETTERS GOING TO VOTERS IN FLORIDA
These official looking letters, originating from Seattle, Washington, all state that their local elections office has received information “bringing into question your eligibility as a registered voter.” It also goes on to scare voters by citing the Florida Statutes making it a felony to vote under fraudulent conditions.
Originally the only voters reporting these letters happen to be Republican voters, but more recently Democrats have started reporting receiving the same correspondence and it is likely to be more widespread throughout all party affiliations. The 1787 Network has acquired a copy of the letter (included at right) being sent out as well as received a press release (below) from one of our local counties that was sent out today.
This is not the first time that fraudulent letters have been sent out in an attempt to “cage” voters. In 2008, these type of letters were sent out in Florida and in California. Those letters provided false voter identification numbers and asked receivers to report to an office that did not exist.
If you are anyone you know receives this letter you are being asked to report it immediately to your local supervisor of elections office.
Pasco County FL – Brian E. Corley, Supervisor of Elections, announces several Pasco County voters have reported receiving a fraudulent letter postmarked from Seattle, WA, from an unknown entity which questions their citizenship status. The letter infers that it was sent by the supervisor’s office and appears to be on official letterhead.
”Any voter who receives a letter regarding their citizenship which indicates the voter must respond within 15 days should contact my office immediately,” said Supervisor Corley. “These voters will be eligible to vote on November 6th and should disregard any inference in the letter to the contrary.”
Voters who receive the letter should call 1-800-851-8754 as soon as possible and retain the envelope and letter.
Supervisor Corley was made aware of the fraudulent letters yesterday via e-mail from Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner whose office has begun an investigation into the letters first reported by Brevard County and has quickly spread to other counties statewide.