Lawyer says ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin illegally voted in Florida

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  one month ago  •  34 comments

By:   MSN

Lawyer says ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin illegally voted in Florida
A man running for election supervisor in Pinellas County is asking the Orange-Osceola state attorney to pursue charges against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, alleging he voted illegally in two Florida elections.

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ORLANDO, Fla. — A man running for election supervisor in Pinellas County is asking the Orange-Osceola state attorney to pursue charges against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, alleging he voted illegally in two Florida elections.

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Dan Helm, a Democrat and attorney, sent Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala a letter notifying her of Chauvin's voting record.

"While living in Minnesota, working there, paying taxes there, Derek Chauvin cannot claim residency in Orange County. His home, residency and where he intends to live is in Minnesota, not Florida," Helm wrote.

His letter cites the Florida statute prohibiting false swearing and the submission of false voter registration information, adding that violation of the statute is a third-degree felony.

"I encourage you to hold people accountable for their actions, especially breaking the laws of our state," Helm wrote.

In an emailed statement, a spokesperson from the state attorney's office said the supervisor of elections is responsible for launching investigations into voter fraud and election crimes.

Ayala's office contacted Bill Cowles, Orange County supervisor of elections, who confirmed Chauvin's voting registration and history, the statement read.

"Upon receipt of information from a Minnesota authority that supports a violation of Florida law we will proceed accordingly," the statement said. "Until then, I will remain focused on the unrest in my community recently triggered by Mr. Chauvin's killing of George Floyd and work to find a solution to the systemic injustice communities of color continue to live with and die by."

A search of Chauvin's voter status in Florida shows he registered to vote Republican in Orange County at his Windermere-area address in January 2016. His registration is active. Election records show he voted in the 2016 and 2018 general elections.

In a phone interview, Helm said he researched Chauvin's voting record after learning he owned property locally. When he saw Chauvin had voted in Florida, he was "outraged," he said.

"It's a third-degree felony," he said. "I just hope that (Ayala) investigates it and then decides whether she wants to prosecute. Obviously, prosecution in Minnesota is important, but also if he's violating laws in Florida, everybody should be held responsible for their actions."

Helm announced his candidacy for Pinellas supervisor of elections on May 5, according to county records. His website summarizes his platform in three statements: "1. Follow The Law 2. Access To The Polls By Expanding Early Voting 3. Access To The Ballot By Expanding Vote-By-Mail."

Chauvin is facing a second-degree murder charge in Floyd's death after he was captured on video kneeling on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.

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(Staff writer Adelaide Chen contributed to this report.)

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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    one month ago
A search of Chauvin's voter status in Florida shows he registered to vote Republican in Orange County at his Windermere-area address in January 2016. His registration is active. Election records show he voted in the 2016 and 2018 general elections.

In a phone interview, Helm said he researched Chauvin's voting record after learning he owned property locally. When he saw Chauvin had voted in Florida, he was "outraged," he said.

"It's a third-degree felony," he said. "I just hope that (Ayala) investigates it and then decides whether she wants to prosecute. Obviously, prosecution in Minnesota is important, but also if he's violating laws in Florida, everybody should be held responsible for their actions."
 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

But but but, it is only the dems who commit voter fraud.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago
A search of Chauvin's voter status in Florida shows he registered to vote Republican in Orange County

Well he has something in common with POTUS.

The trouble with Trump registering Mar-a-Lago as his voter address

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
2  Dean Moriarty    one month ago

Trump was right again there is voter fraud!

256

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Dean Moriarty @2    one month ago

I wonder how many people illegally voted for Trump in Florida in 2016. 

 
 
 
loki12
2.1.1  loki12  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    one month ago

Probably a lot less than voted for Hillary, sure as hell a lot less racist. Clinton had the racist vote locked thanks to Bill.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    one month ago

Two that I know of.

 
 
 
Kavika
2.2  Kavika   replied to  Dean Moriarty @2    one month ago

Exactly, that's why you can't trust those damn Republicans with mail-in voting. They really fucked that up in NC getting caught with their hand in the ''mailbox''....

And here we go again another Republican, an LEO no less breaking the law by voting illegally. 

Will the right ever stop this, it's unAmerican.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
2.2.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Kavika @2.2    one month ago

Personally, I hardly trust either side. Sometimes the only difference between a lot of them is the party name...

 
 
 
Ronin2
2.2.2  Ronin2  replied to  Kavika @2.2    one month ago
And here we go again another Republican, an LEO no less breaking the law by voting illegally. 

Unlike Democrats, conservatives want people charged when they vote illegally, period. It doesn't matter who they vote for.

Democrats can't even admit illegal voting exists.

 
 
 
Kavika
3  Kavika     one month ago

In addition to facing a murder charge, it seems that he's been a really dumb ass in other areas as well.

If he claimed a property tax exemption in Florida, which is $50,000 then he committed another crime. Minnesota may have something to say if he voted in MN as well.

Oh, the tangled web.

 
 
 
loki12
3.1  loki12  replied to  Kavika @3    one month ago

If it was illegal to vote in Florida, exactly how would his vote in Minnesota be illegal? What in the hell would be illegal about voting in Minnesota, if that IS his primary residence?

 
 
 
Kavika
3.1.1  Kavika   replied to  loki12 @3.1    one month ago

I didn't say it was illegal now did I. I said that MN may have something to say about it. Such as, why is he voting in two states.

 
 
 
loki12
3.1.2  loki12  replied to  Kavika @3.1.1    one month ago

If it’s his legal residence they don’t have shit to say about it. 

 
 
 
Kavika
3.1.3  Kavika   replied to  loki12 @3.1.2    one month ago

Actually they do. If he is claiming legal residence in both states there could be a problem with property taxes paid or not paid. That is a part of the FL residence law and could be part of the MN residency law. 

Florida has no state income tax and Minnesota dose, so there are areas for Minnesota to look into.

 
 
 
loki12
3.1.4  loki12  replied to  Kavika @3.1.3    one month ago

Can somebody help a brother out here? Kavika has moved the goalposts so far a can’t even see them. We have gone from voting to property tax fraud? You do realize that property tax fraud in Florida is still none of Minnesota’s business right?

The only thing that Minnesota and the woman beater Keith Ellison needs to worry about is not fucking up the case against the racist POS. LA screwed the prosecution of Rodney King up and it was on tape too, and Keith Ellison doesn’t exactly invoke confidence. I have complete faith he will figure out how to fuck this up.

 
 
 
Kavika
3.1.5  Kavika   replied to  loki12 @3.1.4    one month ago
Can somebody help a brother out here? Kavika has moved the goalposts so far a can’t even see them. We have gone from voting to property tax fraud? You do realize that property tax fraud in Florida is still none of Minnesota’s business right?

LOL, too funny. As stated claiming principle residency to two different states can bring a number of areas in both states into question. 

The remainder of your comment has absolutely nothing to do with anything that I've posted. 

But feel free to carry on brother. 

 
 
 
loki12
3.1.6  loki12  replied to  Kavika @3.1.5    one month ago

You started out claiming Minnesota would have something to say about him voting in Florida, and when it was pointed out that was wrong you babbled about state income and property tax. Which Minnesota can’t say anything about his Florida taxes.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
4  Sean Treacy    one month ago

Great example of voter fraud and why it must be stopped.

 
 
 
Ender
4.1  Ender  replied to  Sean Treacy @4    one month ago

Yep, I think we should make it harder for everyone to vote.

Take blood and get a DNA test and have the government have those all on file.

Use fingerprints and a retina scan.

Not to mention drug test on site. Positive, no vote.

Then have only one place to vote for 50 thousand people, make them all have to go there and only there and only opened for a five hour period. If some couldn't make it in time, tough shit.

 
 
 
dennis smith
4.1.1  dennis smith  replied to  Ender @4.1    one month ago

What is your solution to voter fraud?

 
 
 
Ender
4.1.2  Ender  replied to  dennis smith @4.1.1    one month ago

There never will be a complete fraud proof solution.

Considering we catch most of them, and voter fraud is actually kind of rare, I would say the system works.

Just like you all say we only need to enforce gun laws instead of making new laws, I think that solution is applicable here.

 
 
 
cjcold
4.1.3  cjcold  replied to  dennis smith @4.1.1    one month ago
What is your solution to voter fraud?

Never elect another republican to office and make voting easier for ALL legitimate citizens. Voter disenfranchisement and voter fraud have long been conservative activities and goals. 

 
 
 
dennis smith
4.1.4  dennis smith  replied to  cjcold @4.1.3    one month ago

Typical for you to infer that this is a Republican only problem. Partisanship once again rears its ugly head.

 
 
 
loki12
5  loki12    one month ago

The morons on the he left said there is no voter fraud, what do you think the odds are he voted by mail? 

 
 
 
charger 383
6  charger 383    one month ago

And if voting laws had been enforced, none of this bullshit would have happened 

 
 
 
cjcold
6.1  cjcold  replied to  charger 383 @6    one month ago

Last few times I voted in my tiny county I was asked for my ID by election workers who have known me for over 60 years "sorry cj but we have to now". Seemed like enforcement to me.  

Since my license showed my recently old address (same small town but my new property straddles a county line) they considered not letting me vote. Had I not been well known I likely would have been disenfranchised by red tape (it was a 75 mile trip to where they tried to send me to vote). 

Redistricting, closing polling places in minority districts, making it harder for students, minorities and the elderly to vote, opposing mail in and internet voting and spreading lies and propaganda are all GOP tactics to limit voter turnout and steal elections. 

Funny how it is always right wingers who seek to disenfranchise voters.

As GOP strategists well know, the fewer voters, the better chance the GOP has in winning elections.

I implore all free thinkers to get out and vote. We are actually in the majority.

 
 
 
dennis smith
6.1.1  dennis smith  replied to  cjcold @6.1    one month ago

Try letting the voting system know that you have a new address so they can insure you get info in the mail such info on who is running for office, referendums etc. 

 
 
 
cjcold
6.1.2  cjcold  replied to  dennis smith @6.1.1    one month ago

Voted by mail in the last general election and with the virus hitting folk who gather together with hugs and kisses, I'll do the same this November.

And, yes, I do extensive research into all candidates local, state and federal.

What we are seeing in the U.S. now is a takeover by sub 100 IQ fascists with Trump as their god.

Sad that my country has come to the point where fools and corporate monsters rule. 

I miss Obama.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  cjcold @6.1    one month ago

Did you considering taking a utility bill with the new address?  

 
 
 
cjcold
6.1.4  cjcold  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.1.3    one month ago

The look of my disdain was enough to get me a ballot (and I did show my ID and a change of address card from the post office).

Seemed they also found it distasteful to treat me like a stranger.

One of those old ladies had actually changed my diapers a few times. 

 
 
 
dennis smith
6.1.5  dennis smith  replied to  cjcold @6.1.2    one month ago

What is sad is that anyone misses Obama.

What we are seeing in the U.S. now is a takeover by sub 100 IQ fascists with Trump as their god. Wrong, that is what happened when Obama was POTUS.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.1.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  cjcold @6.1.4    one month ago

It's lucky for you that she didn't ask to see your butt as a form of ID.jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  charger 383 @6    one month ago

I was a registrar back in the 70's.  I registered my father and per my training, he had to show me an ID to register.  Father or no father it was the law back then.

 
 
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