Florida Senate Democrats call for federal probe of ‘widespread and ongoing’ election attack

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Senate Democrats are urging U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate “widespread and ongoing” attempts to tamper with elections, citing last week’s arrest of a former state senator accused of paying a Palm Beach County man to put his name on the ballot of a Florida Senate race and a mysterious out-of-state organization’s contributions of more than $500,000 to send mailers touting candidates who did no campaigning. The Democrats on Friday also called for Senate President Wilton Simpson to form a special committee to investigate the matter, a tough sell in the…

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