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4th resident of The Villages arrested for allegedly casting multiple ballots

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A fourth resident of The Villages has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into voter fraud.

Charles Franklin Barnes, 64, was arrested Tuesday night on a charge of casting more than one ballot in an election.

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The charge is a 3rd degree felony.

Public records show that he was also registered to vote in Connecticut in 2020.

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Three other residentsJohn Rider, Jay Ketcik and Joan Halstead of The Villages have also been arrested recently for allegedly voting in Florida and other states.

All 3 registered Republicans have plead not guilty to the charges.

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Anonymous emails sent to Florida’s Secretary of State in May by someone using the pseudonym “Totes Legit Votes” prompted the voter fraud investigation, court records obtained show.

The self-described “citizen election integrity analyst” reportedly used publicly available voter registration data to identify numerous Florida voters who may have also cast ballots in other states.

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