Fraudsters stole and forged signatures on five absentee ballots in one Florida county, leading some victims to say they won’t vote by mail again.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that a few voters in Seminole County thought their absentee ballots were taking too long to arrive in the mail:
By mid-October, Susan Halperin became concerned that she and her husband hadn’t received their absentee ballots in the mail.
So Lawrence Halperin called the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Office to find out what was going on. He was stunned to learn their ballots had already been cast. Someone had stolen the Halperins’ ballots, faked their signatures and voted.
“He was just floored,” said Susan Halperin, a registered Democrat. “To think that someone would actually steal my ballot and fill it out is creepy.”