Judge sentences Florida man charged with election crime

by Summer Lane

A Florida man from Alachua County, Florida, has been sentenced to three years in prison for voter fraud, according to a report from The Gainesville Sun.

Daniel Dion Roberts is one of ten Alachua County inmates charged with committing voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.

A previous report from The Gainesville Sun noted that an ongoing investigation of the ten inmates in Alachua County was kick-started by a series of complaints from a Gainesville researcher named Mark Glaeser, who postulated that Florida inmates were potentially casting illegal votes.

Glaeser previously dug deep into the Florida voter database and compared the names of convicted felons suspected of casting votes in the 2020 election against a list of convicted sex offenders. As previously reported by RSBN, illegal voters were potentially identified in Gadsden, Duval, Leon, Alachua, and Lake counties in the Sunshine State.

Interestingly, The Gainesville Sun additionally noted that Republican lawmakers passed a law in 2020 that blocked convicted Florida felons from voting unless they completed their sentences and had paid their fines or fees to the state in full. This has allegedly caused confusion about which felons are able to vote and which are not.

In April, Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., moved swiftly to eliminate the type of confusion associated with Florida inmates with the creation of an election crime investigation office by signing SB 524 into law. The bill also firmly established election integrity measures like voter I.D. requirements.

In June, Gov. DeSantis pledged $14 million to bolster election integrity in Florida, stating on Twitter that the allocation of sums was proof that his administration was taking election integrity “seriously.”

According to The Gainesville Sun, Daniel Dion Roberts was previously sentenced to six years in prison after he was convicted of domestic battery and weapons charges. He is scheduled to be released in September 2025, with no extra time served with his newest sentencing.

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