TALLAHASSEE – State law-enforcement officials found “no evidence of fraudulent intent” by the Florida Democratic Party after more than a year-long investigation into alleged vote-by-mail fraud, records show.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Wednesday released records tied to an investigation into Democratic Party members altering election forms at the tail end of the 2018 election cycle, which was dominated by three statewide recounts.
Investigators found that three people associated with the Florida Democratic Party changed the submission deadline dates in an election form, known as a “cure affidavit,” which is designed to fix signature problems on vote-by-mail ballots.
“Per the FDP (Florida Democratic Party) information, the deadline date in the vote-by-mail ballot cure affidavits were altered in anticipation that the USDC (U.S. District Court) would rule in their favor, and they could immediately act to contact affected voters,” the investigation found.
But Jennifer Kim, the party’s Central Florida deputy field director, instructed party volunteers on Nov. 8 to “only use the unaltered, original version of the vote-by-mail ballot cure affidavit,” the investigation found.