Florida officials warn about fraudulent letter to voters
Democratic Congressman Ted Deutch reacts
- Duration 3:31
- Date Oct 22, 2012
Democratic Congressman Ted Deutch reacts
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Well I love this state but what is it about Florida -- now reports of a letter going out warning people.
That they might not be eligible to vote we don't know how many letters went out but they went around there.
The letterhead of the supervisor of elections office of the division of elections.
That that office has denied -- responsible these letters.
-- that's of the secretary of state of Republicans.
Appointed by -- got the governor said.
There's simply nothing from their office that would have allowed this -- Romney campaign.
Have reacted very quickly our campaign is concerned with this situation we're monitoring it closely if anyone believes that they've received one of these letters we urge them to contact their.
Local election officials and the Florida Department of State.
Democratic Florida congressman in -- -- It's concerning its tell you though -- -- sounds an awful lot in this is what's so concerning tells awful like like the letters.
That our governor and secretary of state intended to send out 280000.
When he moved four of -- voter purge fortunately when we pointed out another Scott evolved to show that.
There were eligible voters tens of thousand eligible voters.
That plan one way the governor withdrew -- I don't know what this is but but we need to get to the bottom of the -- this letter apparently states that the person who's getting it -- only fifteen days to respond.
They must prove citizenship.
But it's -- bogus.
And it's not true.
-- is saying let's say mullah now listen that was exactly the same thing with the voter purge.
That the governor intended to move forward on that was also bogus that's why he -- at this sounds like it could be fallout to that.
They lead the prairie -- to be much ado about nothing this is not a big deal at all securities went out.
Romney campaign trying to get in front evidence that it is stupid.
You're on top of it and it sort of -- it's it's not stupid and we don't know how many went out it's also not stupid for anyone who gets a letter this close to election telling them.
That they're not eligible to vote that's the most important responsibility we have -- me to the people -- especially are able that I have to.
Exactly what is it about Florida and the stuff I mean -- -- -- problems voting.
Or or there's standing issues -- -- issues.
Well in this in this election unfortunately the problems first starter with the first starter with the sort of -- And then we moved to the problem with that company was also trying to address you know illegals -- come and vote and others who had no right to vote of those who are voting was done took it well that was my that was Libya but Syria -- -- me out a little cowardly -- Florida's not a mess.
When it comes to -- as long as as long as we do everything we -- to make sure.
The people understand that and that ill fated attempt to the voter purge was wrong that the governor gets out front of that.
That the the plan that the Republicans -- were they -- that the people did you voter registration strategic ally consulting.
That where there was a problem there there was fraud they.
Herrera they oven on an outlet right now we did this -- this state is swinging border Mitt Romney did it could change would do you think that will change.
No I think ultimately the -- going to be won or lost but what happens on the ground the Obama campaign has a 103 field offices.
Well trained professionals and up on our cars -- -- -- right now they're behind but that -- -- Well that the polls the polls don't show their efforts on the ground the perils of -- -- the people they talk to an.
But given a letter -- -- guy was on top in the same votes.
-- -- -- -- all over the days that side that's clearly what I do know is that they have we have an effort to move forward and make sure people understand the difference between the candidates.
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