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Trump supporter arrested after allegedly casting multiple ballots in Florida

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Joan Halstead

A registered Republican and apparent supporter of former president Donald Trump has been arrested and charged with casting more than one ballot in an election. Rawstorey reported.

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Joan Halstead, a 72-year-old resident of the Villages, was booked into the Sumter County jail on Monday evening, according to Villages-News.com. She was released a few hours later after posting $2,000 bond.

In Florida, casting more than one ballot in an election is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years on prison.

According to Halstead’s Facebook page, she is a Trump supporter.

On Jan. 19, one day before President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Halstead posted a meme featuring a “Trump 2020: Keep America Great” flag and the words, “You don’t have the balls to share because you’re afraid to offend your snowflake friends.”

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“His list of accomplishments, even while being persecuted daily, are amazing,” Halstead wrote above the meme.

Villages-News.com reports that Halstead filed paperwork in October indicating that she planned to run for Sumter County School Board.

“However, Halstead, a former special education teacher in the Scranton (Pennsylvania) Public School District, later withdrew her candidacy in the non-partisan school board race,” the site reported. “Sumter County voter records indicated she registered as a Republican on June 29, 2020.”

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