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Bloomberg Faces Jail Time for Paying $16M to “Help” Felons Vote

Mike Bloomberg almost bought the Democratic nomination. Now he is trying to buy them votes in Florida.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is calling for further investigation into whether billionaire Mike Bloomberg violated a state statute when he reportedly raised $16 million to help felons vote in the upcoming presidential election.
 
“Today, I sent a letter to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation into potential violations of election laws,” Moody said in a statement provided to Fox News.
 
“I have instructed the statewide prosecutor to work with law enforcement and any statewide grand jury that the governor may call,” she said.
 
“Under Florida law, it’s a third-degree felony for someone to either directly or indirectly provide something of value to impact whether or not someone votes,” – Rep. Matt Gaetz
 
Just a day before, Bloomberg announced the hefty sum would go toward paying restitution and court fines that prevent Florida felons from voting.
 
House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. pounced on the news of Bloomberg’s donation Tuesday night, urging Moody to take up a criminal investigation against Bloomberg,
 
[Under Florida law] it’s a third-degree felony for someone to either directly or indirectly provide something of value to impact whether or not someone votes,” Gaetz told Fox News’ “Hannity.” “So the question is whether or not paying off someone’s fines and legal obligations counts as something of value, and it clearly does.”
 
Gaetz on Wednesday praised Moody’s actions to investigate the donations.
 
Bloomberg’s donation went to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, which has raised about $5 million for the same initiative.
 
Bloomberg made calls to raise almost $17 million more, according to his staffers, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
 
Just days before, the former mayor of New York City pledged another $100 million to the state of Florida on behalf of Biden’s election efforts.
 
A third-degree felony in Florida can carry jail time. It would be sweet, poetic justice if Bloomberg faced jail time for trying to buy the election after he tried, and completely failed, to buy the Democratic nominee.
 
 
 
Sources: Fox News: Bloomberg Pays Fines

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