Florida Democrat Mayor Suspended by DeSantis after He Was Arrested for Illegal Voting Charges

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has signed an executive order to suspend Democrat North Miami Beach Mayor Anthony DeFillipo.

DeFillipo was arrested last week and charged with three felony counts of Voting in a district in which he no longer lived.

Florida’s Voice tweeted:

“BREAKING: Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order to immediately suspend North Miami Beach Mayor @tonydefillipo DeFillipo was arrested on charges related to voting irregularities”

The order states, “Anthony F. DeFillipo II is prohibited from performing any official act, duty, or function of public office; from receiving any pay or allowance; and from being entitled to any of the emoluments or privileges of public office during the period of this suspension, which period shall be from today until a further Executive Order is issued or as otherwise provided by law.”

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle shared, “We believe the evidence shows (DeFillipo) voted illegally three times.”

Fernandez Rundle shared the mayor moved from his Miami-Dade home to a new residence in Davie. DeFillipo continued to cast ballots in Miami-Dade even though he no longer resided there. He voted in August, October, and November of 2022 in a distinct he was no longer legally qualified to vote in.

DeFillipohas denied ever permanently residing at any of his properties in Davie and has insisted that he has always been a resident of North Miami Beach.

At this time it is unclear how the city will appoint a vice mayor.

By Hunter Fielding
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