FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOUSTON, TX. October 18, 2012 ― True The Vote (TTV), the nonpartisan election integrity organization, today commended Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s decision to forward TTV’s early findings of interstate voter fraud to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, according to the Associated Press.
“This is a significant development in Florida that reflects progress in the effort to prevent interstate voter fraud by absentee ballot,” True The Vote President, Catherine Engelbrecht said. “The State of Florida has set a strong example for election authorities to combat voter fraud across the nation. This case also demonstrates the key role citizens should play to better ensure election integrity. As voters prepare to cast their ballots, they should remember that no candidate or cause is worth a felony conviction.”
Upon receiving formal complaints by True The Vote, Rhode Island Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis’ office announced their coordination with legal counterparts in Tallahassee, according to the Providence Journal. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s office acknowledged the citizen findings in the Orlando Sentinel and Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel as well.
True The Vote began a new research initiative focused on mapping the absentee voter relationships across the nation in September. Samples of voter registration records cross-referenced between portions of New York, Florida, Ohio and Rhode Island yielded 99 cases of interstate voter fraud, with voters casting ballots in two states simultaneously in a single election. True The Vote is currently performing final verification efforts on an additional 800 voters before submitting records to appropriate authorities.
True The Vote (TTV) a nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots organization focused on preserving election integrity is operated by citizens for citizens, to inspire and equip volunteers for involvement at every stage of our electoral process. TTV empowers organizations and individuals across the nation to actively protect the rights of legitimate voters, regardless of their political party affiliation. For more information, please visit www.truethevote.org.