The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is considering investigating a widespread ballot harvesting operation in Orlando in light of a Democrat whistleblower’s testimony.
Florida officials are looking into charges of ballot harvesting in black communities on the recommendation of the newly formed Office of Election Crimes and Security (OECS).
“The Florida Department of State has received a complaint regarding alleged ballot harvesting in Orange County, which is currently under review to determine if an investigation is warranted,” Florida officials told The Epoch Times.
In a separate statement to Just The News earlier this week, the department stated it was first made aware of the allegation last month.
“After further inquiry, OECS received additional information related to the allegation on October 17, 2022, and performed a preliminary investigation,” the statement read.
“Since OECS is an investigative entity and does not [have] authority to make arrests, the office forwarded the complaint to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for possible violation of section 104.0616, Florida Statutes,” it added.
The development comes after former Orange County Commissioner candidate and Democrat Cynthia Harris filed a sworn affidavit with the office of Florida’s secretary of state alleging the ballot harvesting operation.