Democrat Nikki Fried  supports Bloomberg's potentially illegal $16 million voter bribe

Democrat Nikki Fried supports Bloomberg's potentially illegal $16 million voter bribe

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
September 24, 2020

After former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg openly pledged to pay the fines of convicted felons in Florida so that they could vote in this year’s general election, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried welcomed the possibly illegal gesture (bribe) from the former failed Democratic presidential candidate and Wall Street billionaire.

Fried, Florida's highest-ranking  Democratic, acknowledged Bloomberg with a simple, yet very telling tweet:

"Thank you @MikeBloomberg! This will go a long ways to fighting voter suppression in Florida," tweeted Fried

After Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) first raised concerns and accused Bloomberg of trying to bribe potential voters, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody formally requested to FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate any potential election law crime or violations tied to  Bloomberg’s “bribe.”

“Today, I sent a letter to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation into potential violations of election laws," Moody said in a statement provided to Fox News.

"I have instructed the statewide prosecutor to work with law enforcement and any statewide grand jury that the governor may call," she said.

If law enforcement finds Bloomberg’s offer to felons to be illegal, well then Fried would have condoned a crime and her future political aspiration to become governor of Florida would have become that more complicated.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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