An investigation into a ballot cast by a Trenton Resident, who has been deceased since 2015, has been started by the Dade County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO).
A report was filed with the Sheriff’s Office regarding the alleged fraud by Elections Supervisor Lowanna Vaughan on Wednesday.
Major Barry Irwin with DCSO said the report had just been filed and that a preliminary investigation was being conducted to verify the crime. DCSO was waiting to hear from State and Federal Authorities on what the next step would be.
A post made by Team Trump on social media Tuesday morning showed the obituary of Edward Z. Skwiot, who had passed away in April of 2015 at the age of 82. Skwiot had passed away in his Trenton home. The post by Team Trump alleged that Skwiot had voted in the recent Presidential election. A visit to Secretary of State website page confirmed that Skwiot had allegedly requested a ballot on October 1 of this year and the absentee ballot had been received by election officials on October 19.
Skwiot was married to the mother-in-law of Trenton resident and business owner Careyee Bell. Bell said they loved him very much and they think this is ridiculous.
The investigation is ongoing, so there is no further information to share at this time, Irwin said.
(Pictured Above: Edward Z. Skwiot)