By: WCTV Eyewitness News
November 13, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have released a joint statement regarding the midterm election and the recount being conducted across the state.
The statement can be read below:
"With an ongoing recount in several contested races in the 2018 Florida midterm election, Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement want to assure Florida voters that we are actively engaged in monitoring processes for potential criminal activity. There are procedures in place to address allegations of fraud or other criminal misconduct associated with any election in Florida.
"FDLE has been in continuous contact with the Department of State and we continue to work jointly. As allegations are received, FDLE will continue to vet and review those that may be indicative of criminal activity.
"FDLE agents and analysts in the Office of Executive Investigations, Miami Regional Operations Center and members of the Commissioner’s Office continue to examine allegations, by interviewing individuals, assessing potential evidence, and researching relevant statutes. A case will remain open while allegations are being analyzed.
"FDLE will work closely with Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Office of Statewide Prosecution on any criminal investigation and subsequent prosecution.
"A Department of State voter fraud hotline and online reporting form is available. We encourage citizens to remain peaceful as the recount process continues."