JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges connected to forging signatures on Florida voter registration forms and petitions for Constitutional amendments last year.
The defendant, Jordan Daniels, appeared in court Thursday morning to enter his plea and will now be heading to jail for 10 months followed by 14 months of probation. He will also have to pay approximately $2,000 in fines and do 100 hours of community service.
Daniels was arrested on a charge of identity theft of more than 20 people in November of 2021 and then again in June of this year on a charge of criminal use of personal information of more than 10 victims. After pleading guilty, he is now considered a felon.
According to Daniels’ November arrest report, Duval County elections officials noticed “a large number” of voter registration forms turned in through a third party last summer that seemed suspicious. The report cited signatures didn’t match, personal information that was wrong, and forms that normally arrived worn looking “pristine.”
An investigation traced the forms to Jordan Daniels and Devin King. Both were arrested last November. Investigators said 10 of the people they tried to register to vote were dead.
Hogan told News4JAX last year, “The discovery of these attempts at fraud shows that the system here in Duval County and all of Florida is secure and trustworthy. Voters can have confidence that their information is secure and will be counted accurately.”
Earlier this year, both men were charged again, accused of fraudulently signing petitions for constitutional amendments.
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The Duval County Supervisor of Elections, Mike Hogan, said the fraudulent petitions were thrown out.
The State Attorney’s Office said they believed Daniels and King were motivated by personal financial gain rather than politics.
Daniels didn’t speak much in court; he just answered the judge’s questions.
King has a pretrial hearing set for next week.
Several other people have faced election-related charges in Duval County recently.
According to the State Attorneys’ office, Corri Moore is serving a year in jail and Michelle Moore is serving a year on house arrest after turning in suspicious petitions that the SOE said were thrown out.
Marc Crump is charged with obtaining a false registration and two counts of election fraud after prosecutors said he voted as a felon when he wasn’t eligible. Crump told the I-TEAM he thought his voting rights were restored through a constitutional amendment known as Amendment 4.