(Headline USA) In the latest example of vote fraud that leftists and their mainstream media allies insist doesn’t exist, a South Florida woman was arrested Friday on charges that she voted in Florida and Alaska during the same election cycle over several years.
Cheryl Ann Leslie, 55, of Loxahatchee, was charged with two counts of felony fraud, according to Palm Beach County jail records.
Leslie, who is registered as a Democrat, voted in both the 2020 federal and state primary elections in Florida and Alaska, according to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement news release. Leslie’s Alaska votes were submitted by absentee ballot, and her Florida votes were submitted early and in person in Palm Beach County, officials said.
Leslie, who works with a senior care facility in Loxahatchee, told investigators that her work as a physician assistant required extensive travel between multiple states.
The Florida Secretary of State’s Office of Election Crimes and Security initially discovered Leslie’s multi-state voting and shared it with FDLE’s Election Crime Unit, officials said. Investigators said they found a pattern of double voting as Leslie also voted in both states in 2014, 2016 and 2018.
Leslie was being held on $1,000 bail. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.
The arrest comes in the wake of state’s recently-formed Office of Election Crimes and Security arresting and charging 20 people in August as part of a 2020 election integrity investigation. The election integrity unit was championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and backed by widespread public popularity.
The state of Florida last month announced that it has opened a criminal probe into a long-running ballot harvesting operation in Central Florida, including Orlando and surrounding areas.
Four people from the Republican stronghold of The Villages retirement community were arrested late last year and early this year on vote fraud charges. Two were registered as Republicans, and two had no party affiliation listed, according to state voting records. Three of them have since pleaded guilty to casting more than one ballot and been sentenced to diversion programs that would allow them to avoid prison time. The fourth awaits trial.
Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press