Investigating Donald Trump’s 2018 Florida governor’s election fraud claims

Published: November 14, 2022 6:55 PM EST
Updated: November 15, 2022 5:37 AM EST

Commissioner Nikki Fried called on the Department of Justice to investigate former President Donald Trump’s actions in the 2018 Florida elections after Trump posted a string of claims about the election on social media.

In the letter Fried wrote, she said there was no widespread election fraud in 2018 and adds it’s a serious charge to make these allegations in the name of politics.

Earlier in November after the election, Trump criticized Gov. Ron DeSantis, claiming that he, Trump, saved the 2018 governor’s race in Broward County from being stolen.

The quote from Trump’s Truth Social page reads, in part:

“…After the race, when votes were being stolen by the corrupt election process in Broward county…I sent in the FBI and the U.S. Attorneys, and the ballot theft immediately ended…”

The full quote by Donald Trump on Truth Social. CREDIT: Truth Social

The Broward County Supervisor of Elections’ office confirms that is not true.

Ivan Castro said his office has no documentation of any federal law enforcement presence during the 2018 elections.

The DOJ has not yet responded to commissioner Fried, and DeSantis’ office hasn’t responded publicly to Trump either.