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States: Voters Report Intimidation Scams

WASHINGTON, (UPI) –  Election officials in U.S. swing states have reported getting complaints of phony phone calls, fraudulent letters and other voter intimidation efforts.

Florida’s State Department reported some voters were being targeted with fraudulent efforts meant to keep them home on Nov. 6, CBCNews.com reported.

Chris Cate, the department’s communications director, said between 50 and 100 Floridians in at least 28 counties recently got letters telling them questions had been raised about their citizenship and right to vote. The letters, printed on phony letterhead from Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent, told recipients to return voter eligibility forms within 15 days of receipt.

“A non-registered voter who casts a vote in the state of Florida may be subject to arrest, imprisonment, and/or other criminal sanctions,” the letter said.

Cate said the letters have shown up across the state, While Democrats and independent voters have gotten them, Cate said a “significant majority” of recipients are Republicans.

The FBI is working with Florida law enforcement to investigate the letters, CBCNews.com reported.

Cate also said a handful of voters have received calls during which they were told they could vote by phone, which is “not true whatsoever.”

Similar complaints were reported in Virginia, another battleground state. Earlier this month, state election officials said they received complaints from voters who said they’d gotten phone calls telling them they could vote by phone, CBCNews.com said.

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  • Newspooner

    In Massachusetts, the people who have perpetrated voter fraud in past elections are trying to use the communist principle of reversal to make the public think that voter fraud will come from liberty-minded individuals, and that the federal government should get involved to make sure that “minorities” are not “intimidated”.

  • Dave Mills

    I wonder why nearly 100% of the time you hear of a scam, cover up, fraud, voter intimidation, scandal, criminal activity, lies, and false accusations, it’s coming from democ RATS….

    I wonder even more how so many people were taken in for a second time after the mounds of evidence (called the first term) that yells loud and clear that these guys are crooks

    From your humble northern neighbor

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