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Duval County expands voter fraud probe

Bill Bortzfield

A Duval County investigation is under way into whether 22 sex offenders illegally voted in the 2020 election, expanding a prior probe that resulted in the rare arrest of a Jacksonville man on voter fraud charges.

The review by Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan is examining cases filed by Gainesville database researcher Mark Glaeser. He has lodged 100 complaints in 11 counties, including Duval, contending felony sex offenders violated state law by casting ballots in 2020.

The only arrest so far from those complaints occurred in April when Marc Anton Crump, 54, was charged with three counts of voter fraud punishable by up to five years in prison for each count. Crump told authorities he did not realize he was ineligible to vote, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrest report.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.