The Florida Democrats are demanding a special election for the state Senate seat after Republicans were accused of tampering with last year’s race and could lead the race to the GOP.
Democrats are demanding that the state senate resign Ileana Garcia (II) and hold special elections after the former Republican state sen. Frank Artilles was arrested Thursday on charges of fielding a shadow candidate to defeat Democratic nominee Josie Javier Rodriguez. State Senate District 37.
“Her victory is clearly tarnished and will forever cloud her service to the Senate, not to mention the entire Senate of Florida. Florida Democratic Party President Manny Diaz told a news conference Friday that the election would take place.
“Senate District This 37 was rigged in this election and it was decided by votes૨ votes. So it is clear that this rigging had an impact on the outcome of the election, “added Gary Farmer, the state’s Senate minority leader. “The best way to make sure this doesn’t happen again is to re-elect SD in 37 and make sure we have fair elections and pass laws that protect the integrity of our elections.”
The remarks come a day after Miami-Dead state attorney Catherine Fernandez Rundle dismissed charges against Artils, who resigned from the Florida state senate in 2017 after using racial slurs in conversations with black colleagues.
Artillats allegedly paid Alex Rodriguez, 44,000 to fight the election, including the state’s leading senator and Garcia. Investigators claim that the Artillos put Alex Rodriguez in the race in the hope that voters would be confused by his similar last name with Jose Javier Rodriguez and that he would vote away from the Democratic candidate.
The controversy stems from the fact that both parties are still embroiled in controversy over the 2020 presidential election. President TrumpDonald Trump advocates call for transparency in Biden migration facilities Memo: US investigates anti-Asian incident against teen faces long battle with extremism with NYPD More And other Republicans allege fraud has been breached even though there is no evidence to support their claims.