For weeks now, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been claiming that the 2016 general election was “rigged” by Democrats, in hopes to election their presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.
Democrats have confirmed everyone’s, including Trump’s, fears that voter suppression or fraud is being committed to help the Democratic Party.
Republicans are not the only ones accusing others of voter fraud, Democrats believe that efforts to limit early voting hours and days is a form of voter suppression, but only when its Republican elected officials that are doing so.
Because Florida is the ultimate swing state, claims of voter fraud are always reported during election season. The Miami Herald recently reported the arrest of two woman who caught red-handed, and later admitted to committing voter fraud in Miami-Dade County.
Gladys Coego, a 74-year-old grandmother from the city Westchester, turned herself into authorities after an arrest warrant was issued charging her with two felony counts of marking ballots for others.
The second woman arrested, Tomika Curgil of Liberty City, who is a registered Democrat, was charged with five felony counts of turning in false voter registration information. Curgil is accused of registering people with consent, submitting 15 phony registrations, as well as registering dead people.
What makes Curgil’s fraud charges especially interesting to voters is that she was employed by United for Care, or the People United for Medical Marijuana.
United for Care runs “Yes on 2,” the legalization of medicinal marijuana initiative that could reach the 60-percent voter support it needs to pass on election day.
United for Care’s counterpart, Drug Free Florida, who back the “No on 2” initiative, took little time to denounced and suggest that this voter fraud could go further than Miami-Dade County.
Drug Free Florida sent out a press release stating the concerns, as well as those of Florida State Senator Jack Latvia (R), who echoed the fears that this voter fraud could reach other counties.
“We have to ensure that Yes on 2’s attempt at election fraud goes no further than Miami-Dade…And frankly, I’m absolutely disgusted by Yes on 2’s blatant attempt to betray the legitimacy of our democratic process.”-Sen. Jack Latvala
“We are urging the state attorney’s offices across Florida to investigate every voter registration form that was handed in by anyone working on behalf of the ‘Yes on 2’ campaign. And we are appalled that ‘Yes on 2’ would be so disrespectful to the democratic process.”-Christina Johnson, VOTE no on 2.