Shhh, nothing to see here folks.
Via The Hill:
A former chief of staff to Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) is heading to jail for his role in organizing an online absentee ballot-request scheme in the 2012 elections.
Jeffrey Garcia, 41, who isn’t related to the congressman, will spend about three months in jail as part of a plea deal reached with the Miami-Dade state attorney’s office, the Miami Herald newspaper reported Sunday.
The deal was finalized Monday when Jeffrey Garcia pleaded guilty to requesting absentee ballots on behalf of voters, which is a felony.
“I should not have done it,” Jeffrey Garcia said in court, according to the Herald. “I’m sorry, and I accept responsibility.”
Prosecutors found Jeffrey Garcia had requested hundreds of ballots without voters’ permission, the Herald said. None of them, however, were mailed, forged or cast.