JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A second man pleaded guilty in connection with a voter fraud case and was sentenced to jail time, according to Duval County court records.
On Nov. 22, court records show, Devin King, 32, pleaded guilty to criminal use of personal identification and was sentenced to a year in jail, followed by probation.
Earlier in the month, co-defendant Jordan Daniels pleaded guilty Nov. 3 to the same charge in connection with the forging of signatures on Florida voter registration forms and petitions for Constitutional amendments last year. He was sentenced to 10 months followed by 14 months of probation. Daniels, 35, was also ordered to pay approximately $2,000 in fines and do 100 hours of community service.
Daniels was arrested in November 2021 on a charge of identity theft of more than 20 people and then again in June of this year on a charge of criminal use of personal information of more than 10 victims.
According to Daniels’ November 2021 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 that did not match, personal information that was wrong, and forms that normally arrived worn looking “pristine.”
An investigation traced the forms to Daniels and King. Both were arrested in November 2021. Investigators said 10 of the people they tried to register to vote were dead.
“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,” Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan told News4JAX last year.
Earlier this year, both men were charged again, accused of fraudulently signing petitions for constitutional amendments. 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.