Today Senator Annette Taddeo announced that she sent a letter to the Department of Justice urging them to investigate the coordinated efforts to unknowingly switch voter registrations across Florida. Senator Taddeo sent a similar letter to Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee on December 3rd of last year when her office received the first call from a voter who had been switched and has yet to receive a reply. The Miami Herald investigated this story and they found over 100 affected voters across just 8 buildings in Miami-Dade County. Late last month, her request for a Senate inquiry into the matter was rejected.
Senator Annette Taddeo issued the following statement:
“My office has fielded numerous calls since December from mostly elderly Hispanic Democratic voters that have had their voter registrations switched without their consent. It’s unacceptable that in the so-called “Freest State in the Country”, people are having their political party chosen for them. It’s imperative that we get to the bottom of this so that people can have faith in our electoral system. Considering voters from across the state have now come forward it is only appropriate for the Department of Justice to investigate this matter.”
Originally published at https://www.flsenate.gov/Media/PressReleases/Show/4331