Florida Woman Charged with Voter Fraud by Falsifying Petition Signatures
lorida Woman Kattie McCallister, 60, of Marianna, took the ride of shame to the Jackson County Jail after Special Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested her for allegedly falsifying signatures on voter petitions.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit signed by FDLE Special Agent Richard Gibbs, McCallister was hired in 2021 by a company called Victory Labs to collect petition signatures for a 2022 Constitutional Ballot amendment that was billed as the “Limited Authorization of Casino Gaming” initiative.
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McCallister received $7,193 in payments from Victory Labs between November 12, 2021, and January 7, 2022, to gather petition signatures for the initiative. The gambling initiative ultimately did not receive enough petition signatures to reach the 2022 ballot.
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The investigation got started when the Jackson County Supervisor of Elections supervisor Carol Dunaway, started receiving petitions submitted by McCallister in November 2021 and noticed discrepancies, such as signatures and birthdates not matching up with voter records, according to the arrest affidavit. Isn’t it terrific to have an elections supervisor like Carol Dunaway who does not cheat for either side, does her job, and reports voter fraud?
Dunaway reported the discrepancies to the Jackson County State Attorney, who referred them to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Those discrepancies led to the FDLE investigation, with five registered voters saying they had not signed petitions submitted in their names. “Each of the victims swore and attested that they never saw the petition before being notified by the Jackson County Supervisor of Elections Office, did not sign or submit that petition, nor gave anyone to include Kattie McCallister permission to complete, sign and submit any petitions on their behalf, and each victim attested that they had never met Kattie McCallister and that they wished to pursue charges.”
McCallister was transported to the Jackson County Jail, where she was charged with five felony counts of submitting false voter information and five misdemeanor counts of perjury.
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