Fraudsters programmed a computer to make 2,552 absentee ballot requests in three races (see districts below). The scheme didn't work. But it could have.
Fraudulent absentee ballot requests:
Florida House District 103: The Republican primary pitted Renier Diaz de la Portilla against Manny Diaz Jr.
Florida House District 112: Another GOP primary, another Diaz de la Portilla Renier's brother Alex. He faced Gus Barreiro. The brothers shared campaign consultants.
Congressional District 26: The Democratic primary featured Justin Lamar Sternad, suspected of being a ringer put up by GOP incumbent David Rivera to siphon votes from Joe Garcia. Friday, Sternad was charged with lying on campaign reports
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