Sunday, June 02, 2013

Fla. lawmaker’s chief of staff resigns amid absentee ballot probe
The chief of staff to freshman Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) resigned on Friday after he was implicated in a plot to submit hundreds of fraudulent absentee ballots during the congressman’s primary election last year.

The probe began after a Herald investigation found that 2,552 fraudulent requests for ballots from the Aug. 14 primaries came from Internet Protocol addresses in Miami, and most of the requests came from foreign IP addresses. ...