Three residents of a retirement community in Florida have been arrested on accusations of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Court documents do not show which candidates the residents of The Villages voted for in 2020, and it is also unclear whether the individuals knew each other. Jay Ketcik, Joan Halstead, and John Rider voted in Florida while also voting out of state, according to court documents. All three appear to be registered Republicans, voter registration records show.
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Ketcik, 63, voted in Florida by mail and in Michigan by absentee ballot, while Halstead, 72, voted in person in Florida but also voted via absentee ballot in New York, according to the documents. Both Ketcik and Halstead turned themselves in, records show.
Rider, 61, was arrested on Dec. 3 on allegations of casting ballots both in Florida and out of state, WKMG-TV reported. The details of his alleged votes are not clear.
The investigation into the trio was opened by the office of the Sumter County Supervisor of Elections.
The county is heavily Republican, with more than 63,000 registered Republicans compared to just over 25,000 registered Democrats.
A recent study by the Heritage Foundation ranked Florida as having some of the strongest election integrity laws in the country.
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The office for the Sumter County Supervisor of Elections declined to comment to the Washington Examiner about the cases.
If convicted, the three could face up to five years in prison.