ST. PETERSBURG — Voter fraud is a theme which has received much airtime in Florida and across the country in the past few years, and it might pick up steam again before the Nov. election.
As it turns out, a Democratic candidate for the 1st congressional seat in Maryland has withdrawn from the race after admitting to voting in both Maryland and Florida, according to the Baltimore Sun, which has also drawn the attention of prosecutors.
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Rosen, 57, a Cockeysville businesswoman and Maryland voter, told The Baltimore Sun that she registered to vote in Florida several years ago in order to support a “very close friend” running for the St. Petersburg City Council and to vote on local issues there.
Rosen said she was able to register in Florida because she owned property there.
Under Maryland law, a voter here may not maintain registration in a second state if it allows the voter to participate in state or federal elections there, according to Jared DeMarinis, director of candidacy and campaign finance at the State Board of Elections.
Read more: Baltimore Sun