Former Republican Mike Bloomberg failed to win the Democratic primary after pouring in over $1 billion on his own campaign—but it appears he’s now trying to use his massive wealth to sway the election in other ways.
The state of Florida denies felons from voting—unless they pay back all their fines and other obligations.
So Bloomberg, in a bid to get felons to vote for Biden, is paying off their fines.
Matt Gaetz is saying that is pretty fishy and might even be illegal.
So, he’s calling for an investigation:
House Judiciary Committee member Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., told “Hannity” Tuesday that he has spoken with Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody about potentially launching a bribery investigation into former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg…
“If Michael Bloomberg was offering to pay off people’s credit card debt,” Gaetz added, “you would obviously see the value in that.”
Bloomberg is spending millions to pay off the debts of felons who have been released from jail.
Call me crazy, but aren’t those fines meant to be paid back, by the felons?
Seems like a conflict of interest for a political activist to pay off the fines of a felon, so they will vote in an election.
Wouldn’t those men be obligated to vote for Biden, then? Bloomberg can’t force them to do so, but it seems awfully sketchy.
Gaetz is calling for an investigation. According to Florida law, it’s a felony for someone to “directly or indirectly” provide value to a person to impact their decision to vote.
He argued that if Bloomberg was paying off credit card debt, that would certainly be considered something of value.
Wouldn’t that include fines and other obligations owed by felons released from jail?
Gaetz says that Bloomberg and his people “literally wrote their own admission” by saying they are doing this to get these felons to vote.
That raises plenty of red flags, don’t you think? Gaetz believes Bloomberg is trying to buy these men’s votes.
Certainly, an investigation is warranted, in the least.
- Bloomberg is paying off felon’s debts in Florida so they can vote.
- Gaetz is saying that Bloomberg is breaking state law.
- It is illegal to provide something of value to someone, to get them to vote.
Source: Fox News