Several Leon County voters recently received scam letters purportedly sent by the Supervisor of Elections Office calling into question their citizenship and their ability to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho said three voters contacted him Monday after receiving the letters, which were written on bogus Supervisor of Elections letterhead and mailed from Seattle, Wash. Sancho said he turned them over to federal prosecutors Monday to investigate as possible mail fraud. “This is just a silly, stupid trick that I hope someone gets caught for,” Sancho said.
Similar letters have been reported in 23 counties so far, said Chris Cate, a spokesman for the Florida Division of Elections. He said the state is working with elections supervisors and law enforcement “to track down who’s responsible for sending out these letters and make sure they’re held accountable.” He said state officials believe the letters could violate the state’s voter-intimidation law and potentially other laws.