House Judiciary committee member Matt Gaetz told Sean Hannity on Tuesday that he has spoken with Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody about potentially launching an investigation for bribery by Michael Bloomberg.
Former New York Mayor, and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, has raised $16 million for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. Under Florida law, felons are able to vote after serving their time, but only after paying all fines and legal financial obligations.
Gaetz had the following to say: “I believe there may be a criminal investigation already underway of the Bloomberg-connected activities in Florida,”
There may even be a criminal investigation already underway.
Law enforcement all over the country should be looking for the cheating Democrats are going to try in this election. pic.twitter.com/S5K5gl8lYt
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 23, 2020
“[Under Florida law] it’s a third-degree felony for someone to either directly or indirectly provide something of value to impact whether or not someone votes,” Gaetz explained. “So the question is whether or not paying off someone’s fines and legal obligations counts as something of value, and it clearly does.”
“If Michael Bloomberg was offering to pay off people’s credit card debt,” Gaetz added, “you would obviously see the value in that.
“[W]hen you improve someone’s net worth by eliminating their financial liabilities, that’s something of value,” he went on. “Normally, it would be very difficult to prove that that was directly linked to impacting whether or not someone was going to vote. But they literally wrote their own admission.”
The Washington Post reported Bloomberg’s memo saying the following: “We know to win Florida we will need to persuade, motivate and add new votes to the Biden column. This means we need to explore all avenues for finding the needed votes when so many voters are already determined.”
“The data shows that in Florida, Black voters are a unique universe unlike any other voting bloc, where the Democratic support rate tends to be 90%-95%,”.
“The law is clear this is something of value,” Gaetz reiterated on Fox News, “and I am encouraged after my conversation with the attorney general. I hope we have good law enforcement all over the country looking for the cheating and the tricks that these Democrats are going to try in this election.”
Bloomberg pledges another $100 million to help Biden in Florida.
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg left the presidential race pledging to spend whatever it takes to defeat the Republicans and has invested millions to support Democrats all over the United States
Bloomberg got help from artist John Legend, Susan Buffett, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, former hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz, and Jeffrey Katzenberg to fundraise from donors.
It is clear that Florida is a hotly contested state as Democrats have been pouring money into the state.
Bloomberg has contributed $500,000 to Voto Latino to help register Latino voters, $2 million to the group Collective Future to help register African American voters, and $2 million to Swing Left, a group focused swing votes to the Democrats in contested areas.
Despite massive democrat funding, Republicans feel confident they will maintain a majority in the sunshine state, with a stronger turnout than in 2016. The Republicans are actually outspending the Democrats in Florida by about $8 million dollars.