The Daily Beast reports:
One of the 20 Floridians arrested this summer for allegedly voting illegally in the 2020 election had his charges charges dropped by prosecutors on Tuesday, dealing yet another blow to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ increasingly shaky crusade against voter fraud in the state.
Tony Patterson, 44, won’t be prosecuted because of “information received” from a supervisor of elections office in Tampa.
Patterson was previously captured on body-cam footage appearing distraught and confused during his August arrest. “I thought felons were able to vote,” he said. “Why would you let me vote if I wasn’t able to vote?”
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Man arrested with great fanfare by DeSantis’ election cops for “voter fraud” sees the charges dropped, three weeks after the election, in which he couldn’t vote and in which DeSantis won reelection. Good job, everybody https://t.co/HOZA03W9lC
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) November 22, 2022