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Old 10-05-2020, 7:17am   #1
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Florida man requested mail-in ballot for dead wife

A Florida man who was charged with a felony after allegedly requesting a vote-by-mail ballot for his dead wife said on Friday he was just testing the state's voting system, according to a report.

Larry Wiggins, 62, a registered Democrat from Sarasota, Fla., requested the mail-in ballot for his wife this month even though she died in 2018, authorities said. After being released from jail in Manatee County, located about 30 miles south of Tampa, Wiggins told Tampa's WFLA-TV, “I heard so much about ballots being sent in and people just having found them in different places. I feel like I haven’t done anything wrong.”

Manatee Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett said his staff discovered the alleged fraud during a routine check of the voter roll, which is conducted whenever someone requests a mail-in ballot, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He said that the voter database is also consistently updated with information that includes voters who die.

Bennett said that as soon as officials pulled up the file, it showed that his wife, Ursula Wiggins, was deceased, reports said.

They said they noticed discrepancies in the handwriting on the absentee ballot request for Wiggins's wife and her signature on file.

Wiggins allegedly said he filled out Ursula’s application and put it in the mail, the station reported. He denied trying to duplicate her signature and said he never planned on voting twice.

“I said well, 'Let me just send it in and see what’s going to happen to see if they’re actually going to send a ballot for her to vote,'” he said.

"He wanted to test the system," Bennett told the paper. "He did test the system and guess what? It worked."

Wiggins was booked last Thursday on a charge of requesting a vote by mail ballot on behalf of another elector. He was released on $1,500 bail.

The crime is punishable by up to five years in prison.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-m...anything-wrong



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Nothing to see here, move along. We all know that mail-in voting is totally safe.

I got a mail-in ballot for my son who moved to Mass. a year and a half ago. He's very liberal, so I'd appreciate it if you kept it on the down low that he voted for Trump in NJ this year. Thanks!
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Me and my wife will vote in person.
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Me and my wife will vote in person.
Unfortunately, this is not an option in NJ. This is the main problem with "mail in voting". EVERY registered voter gets a ballot mailed to them. It doesn't matter if they moved away, died, are in a coma etc., a ballot is mailed out. This is totally different from "absentee ballots", where the voter MUST request a ballot, receive it, and vote it. There will be millions of ballots like my son's NJ ballot that are sent to addresses where there is no registered voter residing.

FWIW: I tossed my son's ballot in the shred pile as soon as I received it. It hurt me a little, knowing that I am in the tiny minority of folks doing such, but unfortunately, I am a rule follower.
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