The Miami-Dade Police Benevolence Association hopes a plan to offer $10,000 rewards will put the kibosh on phony absentee ballot schemes.
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“We decided to do this because absentee ballot fraud has been in this community for years and nothing has happened,” said Blanca Torrents Greenwood, executive director of the group. “We thought, let’s do this to see if we get results.”
The announcement came a day before the Miami-Dade Elections Department started mass mailings of absentee ballots for the Aug. 26 primary election.
Absentee ballot fraud is a felony in Florida, but in Miami offenders often end up with only probation or little jail time, although violations have proven common in recent years.