Florida authorities nabbed a registered Democrat after he attempted to “test the system” by requesting an absentee ballot for his late wife, officials said.
H/T: New York Post
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Larry Wiggins, 62, after the mail-in ballot was requested for his wife who had been dead for two years, the Bradenton Herald reported.
“As soon as they pulled up the file it showed that she is dead,” Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett said.
The supervisor's office then compared the handwriting on the absentee ballot request for Wiggins's wife with her signature on file, and discovered that Wiggins had forged his wife's signature, according to paper.
“He wanted to test the system,” Bennett said. “He did test the system, and guess what? It worked.”
EXCLUSIVE: Florida man who requested ballot for dead wife says '...I haven't done anything wrong'— MAHSA SAEIDI, ESQ. (@MahsaWho) October 3, 2020
Larry Wiggins says he supports @realDonaldTrump & wanted to test system.
62y/o was confused when voting group sent vote-by-mail applic'n to his late wife.https://t.co/9F5kOlODqr pic.twitter.com/9SPdhhsyr9
Deputies with @ManateeSheriff arrested Larry Wiggins for voter fraud. Deputies say he mailed in a ballot for his dead wife. She died in 2018. Wiggins said he was “testing the system to see if it worked.” @fox13news #manatee pic.twitter.com/2tF0rneoZT— Kim Kuizon FOX 13 (@kkuizon) October 2, 2020
Florida man who requested mail-in ballot for dead wife hit with voter fraud charge https://t.co/HGCIezHPHr— @CUDA (@bearclaw_d) October 4, 2020