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Prosecutors asked to investigate if Florida Democrats put out false info related to mail-in ballots

Posted: 2:32 PM, Nov 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-14 19:32:31Z
Prosecutors asked to investigate if Florida Democrats put out false info related to mail-in ballots

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida election officials have asked federal prosecutors to investigate whether Florida Democrats put out false information that could have resulted in voters having their ballots disqualified.

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Last week, a top attorney in the Department of State wrote a letter to three Florida federal prosecutors that asked them to review "irregularities" related to mail-in ballots. The department included information that showed that voters were given the wrong deadline to fix any problems with those ballots.

Current law requires the signatures on mail-in ballots and a voter's registration form to match. If the signatures do not match, a voter has until the day before Election Day to fix the problem.

But four supervisors turned over information that showed the official forms were changed by Democratic Party operatives. The new deadline said voters had until two days after the election to fix any problems.