The week before the primary election I learned that incumbent state house rep John Tobia was sending out letters and including .70 worth of postage for the voter to return his or her absentee ballot. Tobia defeated challenger Tim Street with 5,195 votes to Street's 4,211. I filed the ethics complaint below.
Here is what Florida Statute says: 104.061 Corruptly influencing voting (Emphasis added is mine to show relevance)
(1) Whoever by bribery, menace, threat, or other corruption whatsoever, either directly or indirectly, attempts to influence, deceive, or deter any elector in voting or interferes with him or her in the free exercise of the elector’s right to vote at any election commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084 for the first conviction, and a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, for any subsequent conviction.