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Florida seeks investigation on Bloomberg donation on voting

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Posted at 5:41 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 17:48:04-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP/WTXL) — Florida’s attorney general is asking state and federal law enforcement to investigate possible election law violations after billionaire and former Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg helped raise more than $16 million for Florida felons to pay their debts so they can vote.

Attorney General Ashley Moody sent a letter to the FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Wednesday.

She said Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis asked her to look into whether the Bloomberg donation to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition violated laws on providing people with a financial incentive to vote.

Moody released the following statement to ABC 27.

“Today, I sent a letter to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation into potential violations of election laws.

“And I have instructed the Statewide Prosecutor to work with law enforcement and any Statewide Grand Jury that the Governor may call.”

You can read the full letter below.

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