[Republican] Voters are getting letters that look like they are from local elections offices, questioning their citizenship. But Local 6 has learned the letters are fake, and they are going out across Central Florida and other parts of the state.
Officials said the voters who have 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.”
The supervisor of elections in Collier County said some residents there have also received hoax letters.
Inside the letter is the resident’s supervisor of election’s name, the resident’s name and address, and a warning that doubts the voter’s citizenship, saying the resident is not eligible to vote unless a letter is returned in an enclosed form within 15 days.
via WKMG Orlando.
This surprises no one.
Think about this for just one second. The bogus letters are sent to “white, registered Republicans who consistently vote in elections.” Who has access to that information? Sure, it’s available at the local board of elections but not easy to pull together into a mail-merge. This is a sophisticated effort by someone who has a copy of the electronic voter database. That’s not easy to come by.
Very creepy. But this (I guess) is the lengths some people will go to to win an election. And if the fraud doesn’t work, they just beat some people up and put them in the hospital. People in the hospital don’t vote right?
State Senator Neal Kedzie says his son was attacked while trying to stop someone from stealing his Romney/Ryan yard sign.
Whitewater Police tell NBC15 News this is an active investigation.
Here is the statement released by Senator Neal Kedzie:
Early on Friday morning, October 19th, my son Sean was awakened by noises outside his residence in Whitewater. As he went to see what the commotion was about, he noticed an individual removing a Romney/Ryan yard sign from his property. He yelled to the person that they were taking something not theirs and to return it immediately.
The individual returned the sign, however, a second person confronted and attacked Sean without warning.
Sean was wrestled to the ground by both persons, held down by a constricting chokehold, and struck repeatedly about the face and head.
He nearly passed out from the chokehold and suffered contusions to his face and eyes.
Fortunately, an alert neighbor heard the commotion, scared the individuals away, and called the police.
My wife and I were awakened by a telephone call from Sean’s roommate that Sean had been taken by ambulance to Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital.
They say if you resort to violence
then you’ve already lost.
— Sean Connery as Capt. John Connor, Rising Sun
Given the continued threats of violence should Obama not win it’s safe to say our fair nation is losing its soul. The media has given a voice to those believe they can govern through raw power and fear.
Something is very very wrong here. A lack of proper education, poor social values, a biased and weak willed media system, and a general lack of civility can sink the country. We’re very very close.