Orange, Seminole voters receive bogus letter questioning citizenship status
By The Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -
Official-looking but bogus letters telling voters their citizenship is in question are turning up in Seminole and Orange counties as well as other parts of Florida, which has led efforts to purge noncitizens from its voter registration rolls.
A Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokeswoman says the agency is monitoring the situation but doesn't have enough evidence yet to open a criminal investigation.
The letters purport to come from various Florida county supervisors of elections, but all are postmarked from Seattle.
They tell voters they will be removed from the rolls unless they can prove citizenship. The letters also warn that noncitizens can face criminal charges if they vote.
The letters have so far been found in 23 Florida counties, including Orange and Seminole, and have gone mostly to Republicans.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott pushed for the purge of noncitizens.