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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of election fraud, and although she refused to go into detail, she said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, at her direction, is conducting interviews.
Bondi spoke with Fox News's Sean Hannity Tuesday night:
There have been so many allegations, and right now that's all that there are. They're allegations. But I've had my prosecutors on the ground in (Fort) Lauderdale. We have the Florida Department of Law Enforcement-- the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has also opened a tip hotline for folks to call. You can go on their website and get it; I can give it out.
But if folks feel that they have seen evidence of fraud, call that in. We are clearly doing an investigation. We have made no conclusions. But this is about the integrity of our election process, and wherever it leads, we want to be sure that voters know that our process is going to be fair and legal, Sean.
Among other things, Bondi indicated that investigators are examining missed deadlines for vote tabulations and other violations of the process that is laid out in Florida law.
In a letter Monday to Bondi, Commissioner Rick Swearingen wrote that his office was working with the secretary of state and local, state and federal agencies to vet complaints and that a “preliminary inquiry” had already been initiated before Bondi ripped him on Sunday for failing to pursue undefined allegations of election “fraud.”
originally posted by: PeppermintButler
Given that blank ballots were found in a rental car in Broward County and the chain of custody has clearly been breached, an investigation is warranted.
There is one fundamental rule in all democracies: Don't screw with voting.
“There are a lot of allegations that could undermine the faith of the electorate. But our office has not received any credible complaints of election fraud nor has the Florida Department of Law Enforcement,″ Aronberg told The Palm Beach Post on Saturday.
Scott's lawsuit against the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections says observers are being forced to watch the recount "... in a separate room, separated by glass and without the ability to hear what is transpiring in the recount room." If true, that would be a violation of election law.
If Scott wins the lawsuit, a judge could force Elections Supervisor Craig Latimer to allow those observers to work inside the glass, so to speak.
Latimer has not made any public comments about the lawsuit.