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OJ Simpson, behind bars, is still active voter in Miami-Dade



Amy Sherman reports:

Florida Division of Elections is looking into a report that one of the most famous felons with a Florida connection remains on the Miami-Dade voter rolls: O.J. Simpson.

Andrew Ladanowski, who has been on a mission to get Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes to reorganize voting precincts, recently investigated if convicted felons were having their voting rights removed as the state requires. Simpson was the first felon he could confirm that should not be on the list.

Ladanowski emailed us information he found in the voter database which shows that Orenthal J Simpson registered in July 2000, lives at 9450 SW 112Th St. Simpson is listed as “no party affiliation” and the data states “You are currently eligible to vote in Miami-Dade County.”

“I’m surprised that the entire country knows that O.J. is a convicted felon except for the Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections,” said Ladanowski, a data Analyst and IT consultant at AddinSolutions who lost a bid for the Broward school board in  2012.

A spokeswoman at the Miami-Dade Supervisor of elections office said she would research the matter and reply to us. Brittany Lesser, spokeswoman for Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, said “we are looking into it.”

Gossip Extra reported that Simpson sold his house earlier this week at a foreclosure auction for “$487,433 to a yet-to-be-identified private online bidder, according to county auction records.”

Simpson was acquitted in criminal court in the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1994. He is behind bars in Nevada after being convicted of robbery and kidnapping in 2008 in an unrelated case.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 3:21pm]


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