The state of Florida has long been known to have some potentially shady voting procedures which often arise during the close elections the state seems to have every other year.
A 2012 report from NBC revealed that there may be nearly 200,000 registered voters in Florida who may not be US citizens.
Later, it was discovered by state election officials that they had identified more than 2,600 people who are in Florida legally but ineligible to vote.
The initial list of names provided by the state of potentially ineligible voters contained nearly 182,000 names. This was later whittled down to 2,625. The state then found 207 non-citizens on the rolls on the federal database.
A state elections document from 2012 showed that only 85 non-citizens were ultimately removed from the rolls out of around 12 million voters eligible to vote at the time.
State officials do not know if any of the voters removed from the list had voted illegally in the past.
Keep in mind, in the 2000 presidential election, George W Bush defeated Al Gore by just 537 votes in Florida. It wouldn’t take much to swing a hotly contested race one way or the other.
Florida law requires voters to be a US citizen and to reside in the state. Florida also does not allow convicted felons to vote either.
Florida’s voting database has come under fire for issues with removing felons from the voting rolls as well as names of people who have died.
"Of course, Floridians are entitled to have confidence in the integrity of the voter rolls, and anyone not eligible should be removed and not permitted to vote," said Howard Simon, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida.
"But the 'potentials,' 'possibles,' 'might-bes' that are the basis for this initiative by the Secretary of State don't yet add up to voter fraud,” Simon continued. “Based on Florida's regrettable experience with voter purges, it would be a mistake to rely on the accuracy of the state's data."
"To now learn that thousands of illegal votes could be cast across our state is chilling and threatens the confidence people need to have in our elections," said Republican Party of Florida chairman Lenny Curry in a statement." Any amount of fraud or illegality in this system is too much."
In other voter fraud news, the numbers are coming in regarding provisional ballots submitted in Fulton County, Georgia and a large number were rejected for being duplicate ballots.
Democrat Stacy Abrams is now pushing hard in Fulton County, campaigning with phone banking, texts, and email blasts reaching out to people who allegedly cast provisional ballots on Election Day.
Abrams’ search for provisional ballots is a last ditch effort to find new votes for her gubernatorial election hopes.
One big problem with this is that 1,811 provisional ballots (49%) in Fulton County were duplicates, 1,556 of which (42%) were rejected.
Of the rejected ballots, three of the individuals were not citizens, 581 were not registered to vote, and 972 did not live in that county.