Journalist Jemele Hill said Tuesday that her name was removed from Florida's registered voters via a tweet in which she said she was moving to Los Angeles but would fly back to vote for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.
Hill, who says she bought a home in Florida in 2006, describes her experience in an essay for The Atlantic, in which she writes that when she arrived at a polling station in the state of early voting she discovered that she had been kicked off the registered voter role .
Hill said that shortly after she left the electoral office, an official from the office of the election told her that a tweet she had posted a couple of weeks earlier had been brought to their attention, & # 39;
In the tweet wrote Hill that she had just moved to Los Angeles, but flew back to Florida, so she could nominate Gillum during the race against the former Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisScott takes lawsuit on senate in Florida Senate while reviews grow Election Countdown: forecast forecast growth in Florida | Abrams team to litigate on absence ballots Dem wins the crucial Georgia House chair | A look at the unfinished races Companies spend big to beat voting measures. Outlook prospects increase as Florida races MORE (R).
It will be completely transparent here: I have only moved to LA this week, but I'm flying to Florida tonight, because I voted since 2005. I came to vote for this reason. pic.twitter.com/XQDFvX38Qc
– Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 22, 2018
"I did not try to convince people to vote for Gillum, but to encourage people to vote, point," she writes in The Atlantic. "I wanted people to know that voting in the middle of this year was so important to me that I passed time zones to make sure I participated in our democratic process."
Hill adds that the official with whom she spoke had told her that the tweet she shared had a red brigade & # 39; used to be.
She notes that, on the basis of the information she shared with the official, she did not believe there was evidence that she had committed voter fraud.
Hill adds that she was allowed to fill in a temporary vote and also received information to follow her voice.
But she writes that the official she spoke to warned her "that he could not make the final decision or my preliminary vote would be accepted."
"That's up to the supervisor of elections, my healthy senses do not know what to think about that," she concluded.
The anecdote from Hill is because the right to vote became a dominant issue in this year's midterm elections – a hill called the "most serious elections" of her life.
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