2020 Election

Yet another Florida retirement community resident is arrested for committing voter fraud

A fourth person living in The Villages retirement community in Florida has been arrested for casting multiple ballots in the 2020 election, WKMG reports.

Charles Franklin Barnes, 64, was charged with casting more than one ballot in an election, which is a third-degree felony that is punishable by up to five years in prison. He was later released from jail on $2,000 bond.

From WKMG:

Court records detailing Barnes’s alleged crime were not immediately available.

Voter registration records show Barnes was not affiliated with a political party in Florida when he voted in the 2020 election.

Barnes was also registered to vote in his original home state of Connecticut in 2020, records show.

Three other residents of The Villages have also been arrested recently for allegedly casting ballots in both Florida and their original home states.

The other three, John Rider, Jay Ketcik and Joan Halstead, have pleaded not guilty to their respective charges. All three were registered Republicans.

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