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Ormond Beach Observer Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 5 years ago

Letters 11.8

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Voter fraud is real

Dear Editor.

I’m 18 years old and was the victim of voter fraud.

I met two men in early October, who were walking around Daytona State College campus with clipboards, asking students to register to vote. I was stopped by an older man, who said registration would only take a few minutes. So I agreed to register.

As I filled out the form, the man said, "Don't pick independent." I thought it was strange, but I heard it was more difficult to vote in the primaries if I was an independent, so I thought maybe he was just warning me because of that. I was planning on registering as a Republican, but when he saw what I had chosen for my party affiliation he acted disgusted and said, "Ugh, Republican!?"

A few days later, one of the men walked into my math class after class had begun and asked if anyone wanted to register.

I went to the Ormond Beach library for early voting Nov. 3 and, when I got to the front of the line, the woman informed me that I had already voted at the City Island location, in Daytona Beach, the previous Monday. She asked if my family voted there and I told her no, because all three of them voted absentee. Turns out, the signature from City Island didn’t match mine.

They still let me cast my ballot, and it was put in the same machine as everybody else’s.

Sincerely,

Jensen M. Lescarbeau

Ormond Beach

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