(Tea Party 247) – Failed Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is not having a very good day, especially after receiving the news that Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody sent a letter to the FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement requesting a criminal investigation into him.
Why does Moody want Bloomberg investigated? Apparently due to a recent report that indicates the billionaire raised more than $16 million to help convicted felons pay their debts and boost Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the state.
Gee, the left is really going all out to try and take President Trump down, aren’t they? Wow. These people are totally afraid of him. Why? Because they know if he gets a second term, they can kiss their hopes of “fundamentally transforming America” into a socialist disaster goodbye.
Via Daily Wire:
“The letter said that Moody’s office had reviewed Bloomberg’s pledge and referred the matter to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI for a criminal investigation,” CBS 12 reported. “Moody’s letter references Florida’s statute against paying for votes, referencing a Florida Department of State finding that said ‘even an otherwise innocuous offering of an incentive simply to vote can run afoul’ of state election law.”
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that Bloomberg and his team had raised the money “to pay the court fines and fees of nearly 32,000 Black and Hispanic Florida voters with felony convictions, an effort aimed at boosting turnout for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.”
The Post added that “Bloomberg’s advisers identified that group as both likely to vote for Biden and more likely to vote than other groups of former felons.”
The letter from the Florida Attorney General’s office added the following statement from the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections, which came in response to an inquiry by a political committee:
Even other innocuous offering of an incentive simply to vote could run afoul of section 104.045 or section 104.061, or both, depending upon the circumstances involved. That is, incentives could be offered to a voter in a way that would be designed to directly or indirectly cause the voter or a larger group of voters to vote in a particular manner. In such a case, the person giving the incentive could be guilty of violating section 104.061, Florida Statutes, which makes it illegal to “directly or indirectly give or promise anything of value to another in casting his or her vote.”
An advisor for Bloomberg spoke with The Washington Post, stating that one of the reasons Bloomberg wanted to do this was because this course of action would “immediately activate tens of thousands of voters who are predisposed to vote for Joe Biden.”
Isn’t that essentially a bribe? Is Bloomberg bribing folks into voting for Joe Biden? That’s surely considered election interference, right? Does this guy have no sense of basic human decency? Any kind of fellow who would stoop so low as to offer bribes — couched however they might be — is a disgrace.
After listing off various statutes that may apply to the case, the letter concluded by asking the agencies to launch an investigation into Bloomberg’s actions.
“After preliminarily reviewing this limited public information and law, it appears further investigation is warranted,” the letter concluded. “Accordingly, I request that your agencies further investigate this matter and take appropriate steps as merited.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has appeared on several Fox News shows over the last 24 hours where he has called for an investigation to be opened into the matter.
Gaetz said, “This is a specific inducement, to a specific segment of voters, to get them to vote a certain way, and I think it could be a crime.”
Democrats are so desperate to win in November, they not only are trying to push for mail-in ballots — which can be easily tampered with — they want illegal immigrants to be able to vote, and now they’re just paying folks to pull the lever for Biden.
It’s unreal these people are becoming so brazen with their corruption. Bloomberg definitely needs to be held accountable for his actions. Hopefully, a proper investigation is carried out and he’s held to the same standard of the law on this matter that the rest of us would be held to.
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