Over 100 provisional ballots were rejected in Miami-Dade County on Thursday after election officials said that those people showed up to vote a second time in the same election, according to a local media reporter.
The news comes as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) claimed earlier in the day that the Democrats and Florida election officials with questionable records were trying to “steal” the election in Broward County, which is just north of Miami-Dade County.
Miami-Dade County is one of the bluest counties in the state of Florida, as nearly two-thirds of the county voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
“Stream of aggressive red stamping at Miami-Dade canvassing board as panel rejects provisional ballots from 108 people who showed up to vote a second time in the same election,” Miami Herald reporter Doug Hanks said.
Hanks added in a subsequent tweet: “Miami-Dade lawyer tells me provisional ballots from people who tried to vote twice do get referred to prosecutors. But voter has to be shown with criminal intent to face charges.
The news comes after Rubio cast serious doubts about actions by election officials in Broward County on Thursday, noting the questionable past of Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes.
“#Broward election supervisors ongoing violation of #Florida law requiring timely reporting isn’t just annoying incompetence,” Rubio wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “It has opened the door for lawyers to come here & try to steal a seat in the U.S. Senate & Florida Cabinet.”
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel also weighed in on the developments coming out of Broward County, writing: “#Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is no stranger to destroying ballots and violating Florida election laws. Snipes has shown herself to be trouble. Voters in Florida should be paying attention!”
Multiple reports of Democratic voter fraud have surfaced in recent weeks.
In late October, court documents filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton alleged that four women arrested by authorities had targeted elderly voters in a “voter fraud ring” during the 2016 elections which was funded by a then-Democratic Party leader.
This week in California, Democratic Bakersfield City Council candidate Gilberto de la Torre was charged with election fraud.
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released an undercover sting on election day this week from a polling station in Texas that appeared to show an election official telling Project Veritas’ undercover journalist that they had ‘tons’ of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients voting in the election.