As a result of the fraudulent registration of Floridians to vote by forging their signatures on registration forms, two men have been found guilty and sentenced in Duval County, Florida.
In a court sentence handed down this week, 32-year-old Devin King was sentenced to one year in prison followed by a probationary period after he had been arrested last year for turning in a large number of fraudulent voter registration forms to the Duval County election officials.
Co-defendant Jordan Daniels pleaded guilty to the same charge earlier this month in connection with forging signatures on Florida voter registration forms and petitions. As a result of his conviction, he was sentenced to serve 10 months in prison and 14 months of probation. The 35-year-old Daniels was also ordered to pay approximately $2,000 in fines and perform 100 hours of community service in addition to his penalties.
Aint no voter fraud tho… Two Men Convicted, Sentenced in Florida for Fraudulently Registering Voters by Forging Their Signatures https://t.co/uIqvGprHEA
— Addul Ali (@addul_ali) December 22, 2022
Daniels’ arrest report states that Duval County elections officials noticed “a large number” of suspicious voter registration forms turned in by a third party last summer. Among the issues noted were unmatched signatures, incorrect personal information and “pristine” documents that usually arrived damaged.
As a result of an investigation, the forms were ultimately linked to Daniels and King. It was reported in Nov. 2021 that both men had been arrested. The investigators said that 10 of the people they tried to register to vote were deceased at the time of registration.
According to research released last year by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), voter fraud convictions are primarily due to county election officials referring many cases to state prosecutors, even though some cases were still piling up.
“As a result of our research, it appears these two men were arrested for election crimes,” PILF President J. Christian Adams said.
According to the PILF research, 156 criminal referrals were made about potential election crimes in nine Florida counties. The Kings-Daniels fraud scheme was among them.
“We handed this report to state officials to increase pressure on state prosecutors to address this and other election crime referrals,” Adams continued. “Since this report, Governor Ron DeSantis has implemented a state election crimes unit, making Florida’s election significantly more secure. He deserves credit for the steps he has taken to fight election crimes in Florida.”