Over the past several weeks there have been reports of individuals across the country questioning voters on their personal information and for whom they voted. In some cases, these individuals have misrepresented themselves as officials from the County – a third-degree felony in the State of Florida. Many Supervisors of Elections are aware of these incidents and that these individuals are from right-wing groups. In Seminole County, the Supervisor got reports of these right-wing groups using fake County badges as they approached voters in their homes. The Pasco SOE has categorically denied these individuals are part of his office.
Added José Parra, spokesman for the Florida Democratic Party:
“Acts like this are a threat to our democracy and our electoral system. It shows that Republican-aligned groups will stop at nothing to undermine our democratic institutions and destroy the faith Floridians have in our elections. This type of action from the same groups that brought an insurrection to the U.S. Capitol as we were peacefully transferring power on Jan. 6, should not be surprising, but it is still shocking. We call for criminal investigations into these actions. If the Republican Party of Florida supports democracy, they should denounce this type of behavior coming from their supporters.”