Sun Sentinel: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is reviewing allegations that fraudulent mail-in ballot requests have been submitted in Palm Beach County for the upcoming primaries, agency spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said Friday.
Questions about a practice known as ballot brokering have been raised in the Aug. 30 Democratic primaries for the Palm Beach County Commission District 7 seat and the Florida House of Representatives District 88 race.
County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor, who is running for re-election, is accusing her opponent, former State Rep. Mack Bernard, of submitting false requests for mail-in ballots. In Florida, voters can ask to submit their ballots by mail, rather than voting in person.
The process, though, can also create the opportunity for fraud if someone other than the voter fills out the ballot and submits it. Read more.