A Broward County judge on Friday dismissed a case against another one of 20 people arrested last year as part of a sweeping effort to root out election fraud by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ creation of the Office of Election Crimes and Security.
Judge Gary Farmer threw out the case against Eugene Suggs saying the Office does not have jurisdiction to prosecute, according to the man’s attorney, Lawrence Wolk, which the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
Suggs was one of many individuals across the state of Florida arrested last year for voting illegally after thinking their rights were restored due to Amendment 4. But the individuals were convicted of murder or sex-related offenses — murder in Suggs’ case — which bars them from having their rights restored under the voter-approved initiative.
Farmer, and three other judges who have cast rulings, have rejected claims by the state that they have jurisdiction to prosecute the crimes because the voters’ registrations and ballots were sent to Tallahassee, causing the offenses to occur in multiple counties and thus giving them prosecutorial jurisdiction, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Cases against Terry Hubbard, Ronald Lee Miller and Robert Lee Wood have also been dismissed on the same jurisdiction hang-up.
Suggs’ attorney, Wolk, told the Sun Sentinel Farmer found Suggs had “no intention” to violate the law, or that any county other than Broward was involved in the alleged crime.
Billy the Bamboozler
April 1, 2023 at 9:01 am
Biggest election thief in US history resides at Mar-a-Lago.. filed frivolous litigation to overturn a free and fair election… incited a deadly riot using lies. Of course because he’s a rich Republican…Ron DeSanctimonious doesn’t send his phoney election gestapo after him. Instead states his intention to harbor a fugitive from justice… while the guy insults him? What nonsense is this?
April 1, 2023 at 9:27 am
100 percent agree sir.
April 1, 2023 at 4:29 pm
Farmer always finds a way to stick it to DeSanctimonious!
April 2, 2023 at 8:16 am
Felons who served their time have been granted the legal right to have their voting rights restored. As they will more than likely vote for a Democrat over a Republican, Desantis and his circle do not want them to vote because the felons will probably vote the Governor, and others out of office. Otherwise, why should they care?
April 2, 2023 at 9:40 am
You will never find a local judge in a deep blue county like Broward to agree to prosecute election fraud. It is the Democrats bread and butter for winning elections. The REAL problem is that these judges don’t seem to think election fraud is that big a deal. I don’t doubt this “judge” believes convicted murderers and pedophiles SHOULD be able to vote. I sincerely hope that state officials take these rulings to appeal to higher court.
April 4, 2023 at 2:16 pm
Most people convicted of sex crimes are not pedophiles. Most never reoffend. Pedophilia is a medically diagnosed condition/disease. The right sling that term around loosely. After serving their sentence, people should be allowed to vote.
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