Officials on Monday said voters who had received the letters thus far are white, registered Republicans who consistently vote in elections. "This is a major concern," said Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel, who received a letter from a voter mailed from Seattle with no return address. "You should not expect a letter from your elections office saying, 'You're not registered to vote, please don't go to the polls.' That's ridiculous." On Tuesday, the state of Florida said there have been reports from more than 20 counties where voters have received fraudulent letters impersonating supervisors of elections. "We are working with the state’s supervisors of elections as well as law enforcement to find the source of these letters and put a stop to them. We have provided all of the information we have received to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement," said Chris Cate, communications director for the Florida Department of State. "We have no tolerance for voter fraud or intimidation, and any attempts at fraud or intimidation will be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent possible."Having grown up in and lived in Florida for 30 years, this isn't something that Fla voters are accustomed to getting. It's very unusual. BUT, all the letters have a Seattle, WA ZIP code on the Post Office stamp.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Obama campaign has brought the "Chicago Way" to Florida. Here's the video report (not postable). Essentially, a letter has been sent to consisten GOP voters who regularly cast ballots.