Mistake of epic proportion at the Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor’s Office!
Kevin McCarty, the former South Florida Water Management District’s commissioner who served eight months in a federal prison for his role in Palm Beach County’s biggest political scandal, recently received his new voter ID.
What’s wrong with that?
Convicted felons are not eligible to vote, and McCarty has yet to apply for reinstatement!
The snafu, first reported this morning by Jack Furnari in BIZPACreview.com, comes in the middle of a controversial move by the administration of Gov. Rick Scott to purge the state’s voter rolls from illegals, felons and others who don’t have the right to cast a ballot.
For South Florida newbies out there, Kevin McCarty pleaded guilty to failing to prevent his wife, former Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty, from using her votes on the commission for their personal gain.
She, too, pleaded guilty to a corruption-related federal charge and recently was released from a Texas prison camp after serving 20 months.
Mary McCarty was one of four Palm Beach County commissioners who resigned and pleaded guilty to corruption charges.
Kevin McCarty, meanwhile, told BIZPACreview that he received last year a letter advising him he was ineligible to vote.
Then last week, he received the brand spanking new voter card.
When asked by BIZPACreview what gives, Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher said she didn’t recognize McCarty’s real first name: “I didn’t even know his first name was Lawrence. I don’t look up felons in the newspaper. This is another instance of bad voter data by the state.”