- Posted October 24, 2012 by
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Well...I keep hearing from some other VERY prolific iReporters here about all of the voter intimidation that supposedly happens from Conservative to Liberal or Right to Left, so I was surprised that I saw nothing from them about this happening. (Well...not really surprised since most of these letters targeted Republican voters...)
Where's the outrage today people? Where's the multiple iReports talking about voter intimidation?
Maybe they're just busy bashing Romney/Ryan.
In the critical battleground state of Florida, the state's Department of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service tell CNN they have opened a preliminary investigation into a slew of bogus letters to some voters questioning their citizenship and registration just two weeks before the November election.
Written on fake letterhead of a local county's Supervisor of Elections, the letters say that the county "has received information from the Florida Division of Elections regarding your citizenship status, bringing into question your eligibility as a registered voter."
Ion Sancho, Leon County's supervisor of elections, where three of the letters were sent under his name, said the letters could be "some kind of dark-humored spoof, which of course is not very funny."
Sancho immediately turned all of the letters he received over to a federal prosecutor's office in Florida, he said. All of the letters he is aware of were targeting Republican voters.
"Not only Republicans but very active Republicans - Republicans that have taken some action that goes beyond voting," Sancho said. "I suspect whoever's sending out these letters has purchased some kind of donor or campaign list that's given them a group of high-profile Republicans."
Several other county election supervisors said they believed that Republican voters were the primary targets. But Detzner said members of both parties had received the letters, as well as at least one voter who did not have a party affiliation.
One voter who received the mailing told CNN that he was a registered Republican and a conservative. He said he was not overly active in politics and had only contributed to one campaign recently: Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott. The voter, in his 50s, said he saw the letter as an attempt to keep him from voting on Election Day.