FBI Probes Letters Designed to Scare Florida Voters from the Voting Polls
The FBI is investigating potential voter intimidation after official-looking letters questioning people’s eligibility to vote began turning up in mailboxes in at least 28 Florida counties, NBC News reports.
“We’re taking it as a serious situation,” David Couvertier, a spokesman for the FBI in Tampa, told NBC News on Wednesday. “We’re looking at everything from civil rights violations to election fraud — to everything in between.”
The letters, which began arriving Friday under the real names of Florida county election supervisors, raise questions about recipients’ citizenship status.
The letter threatens arrest for people who cast a ballot and aren’t eligible.
Florida is a critical battleground state in the 2012 presidential election.
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