Ex-President Trump’s constant claims of voter fraud have been sort-of confirmed, but don’t tell MyPillow guy Mike Lindell yet because the call’s allegedly coming from the house (or rather, coming from within Trump’s own ride-or-die base). All of this is happening while, in come states, Trump supporters are going door to door in an attempt to find evidence of “voter fraud,” and well, it ain’t happening, unless one counts what’s going down in Florida.
Click Orlando is reporting that three Trump supporters (Jay Ketcik, Joan Halstead and John Rider, who all live in the census-designated area of “The Villages,” a retirement community) have been arrested and charged with voter fraud after they allegedly cast multiple ballots in the 2020 presidential election. And it seems as though the voter fraud in question took the form of absentee ballots in states other than Florida:
Ketcik, 63, is accused of voting by mail in Florida in October 2020 while also casting an absentee ballot in his original home state of Michigan, court records show. Halstead, 71, voted in-person in Florida but also cast an absentee ballot in New York, prosecutors allege. Ketcik and Halstead turned themselves in to the Sumter County jail on outstanding warrants, court records show.
Rider, 61, was arrested by Brevard County deputies at the Royal Caribbean cruise ship terminal at Port Canaveral on Dec. 3, according to court records. Details of the accusations against him were not immediately available, but prosecutors indicated he also cast ballots both out-of-state and in Florida.
Via the relevant Florida statute, voter fraud in Florida is considered a third-degree felony, which carries up to five years behind bars. It’s worth pointing out that it’s unclear exactly who these Trump supporters voted for, but they’re, uh, Trump supporters, so there’s that.
Here’s the Click Orlando News 6 news clip (including mug shots), as tweeted by Ron Filipkowski.
VOTER FRAUD HAS BEEN DISCOVERED IN FL! Three Trump supporting Republicans from the MAGA Capitol of FL – The Villages – have just been arrested and charged with voting more than once in the 2020 election. pic.twitter.com/AgDzYdqXlP
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 14, 2021
Although this story is far from over with more details to come (including whether Gov. DeSantis will take action), people are pointing out the irony on Twitter with jokes (including one about Trump’s Village People dancing) and more.
Shock! Some of The Villages people whose leader dances to the Village People have been arrested for voter fraud. https://t.co/9MC4Qt0un3
— Outspoken (@Out5p0ken) December 14, 2021
Why are The Villages cheating in elections for , and supporting the Village idiot ? pic.twitter.com/AouPFDNkCF
— JH EDITS (@james1701a) December 14, 2021
The Villages is a canker sore on America’s butt https://t.co/8jT7vVUaAn
— Ruthie (@malrkey) December 14, 2021
— MsMartha (@mspopcorn5) December 14, 2021
Three Florida Republicans from The Villages face charges of voter fraud … so, that’s one village with multiple idiots…
— Paul Lander (@paul_lander) December 14, 2021
The people of The Villages drive with the same clarity as they vote.
— Jay Black (@jayblackisfunny) December 14, 2021
Three Residents of The Villages voted more than once for Donald Trump.
As usual, Republicans love accusing Democrats of what they are, in fact, doing!
— Brian O’Sullivan (@osullivanauthor) December 14, 2021
BREAKING: More cases of voter fraud have been discovered in Florida’s “The Villages” when people tried to vote multiple times for the same candidate.
Can you guess who they voted for?
— Steve Hofstetter (@SteveHofstetter) December 14, 2021
Also, what is going on at The Villages?
Went to https://t.co/mKwhT8ta2y to read about the arrests of some (Republican) Villages residents for allegedly voting twice in the 2020 election. They covered it last week, but also…this is one day’s worth of published articles by one journalist pic.twitter.com/qHqEVVmwF7
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 14, 2021
(Via Click Orlando)