On Thursday, a Canadian man reportedly became the first — and so far only — legal casualty of Gov. Rick Scott’s controversial months-long purge of Florida voter rolls.
Josef Sever, 52, was indicted in Miami court for voting in the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections even though he is a Canadian citizen.
Sever, who lives in Plantation, admitted during an interview with law enforcement in March that he illegally registered to vote in Broward County and had participated in at least two elections. He also said that heprovided false documentation of citizenship to purchase firearms from a dealer in Hialeah on four separate occasions.
According to the affidavit, Sever was born in Austria but became a Canadian citizen in 1979. He came to the United States legally, but now faces up to five years in prisonand possible deportation, the Sun Sentinel reports.