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Florida’s first voter fraud case goes to trial, ends in split verdict

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first case of voter fraud in florida It goes to trial in Tampa and ends with a split verdict.

Florida’s first voter fraud trial begins

This Tuesday night a jury found guilty nathan hart False claim, however, they found him not guilty of voting as an ineligible elector.

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first test 20 arrested for voter fraud in Florida Casting Your Vote In The 2020 Presidential Election Ends With A Split Verdict court of tampa,

Hart, 49, was arrested in August as part of a raid that heralded governor of florida, Ron DeSantis, The move comes after the governor established a unit to investigate voter fraud after the 2020 election.

respondent voted 2020 elections Despite his prior felony conviction relating to an aggravated sexual assault charge, he was ineligible to vote.

Hart was charged with two serious crime Third degree which can result in a sentence of up to five years in prison for election fraud.

A jury found him guilty of false claim but not guilty of voting as an ineligible elector.

What do prosecutors ask for?

The judge has set February 27 as the sentencing date. So far, prosecutors are seeking five years. conditional freedom And the defense wants time to run out.

The defendant was offered a plea deal in which he would receive two years’ probation. Hart turned it down.

During the previous week, a judge offered him another deal: If he confessed to his crime, he would receive no sentence other than the time he spent in prison. Hart decided to decline that offer.

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“I don’t think I’ve done anything wrong either voluntarily or knowingly. So I’d like to fight to get it dismissed.”

the defendant said.

According to Hart, a man approached him outside a driver’s license office Hillsborough in the year 2020 and told him that he can vote after the approval of amendment 4,

This amendment restored the voting rights of criminals. Hart insisted that he was not eligible to vote, but the man insisted, saying that if he obtained a voter ID card, he would be eligible.

The defendant told the jury that the man told Hart that the worst that could happen was that he “would not be eligible to vote”.

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