To say that billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Donald Trump don’t see eye-to-eye is probably the understatement of the century.
But just how far is Bloomberg willing to go to keep Trump out of the White House?
Reports over the last week have surfaced that Bloomberg has pledged nearly $16 million of his own dollars to help convicted felons regain their voting rights in the state of Florida (a critical battleground state for both Trump and Joe Biden).
But before you think Bloomberg is using his personal wealth to help the election process… Kentucky Congressman James Comer explains why this is ILLEGAL.
In an interview with Newsmax, Comer explained that Bloomberg is essentially paying for people to vote by offering to pay the fines of felons.
"He [Bloomberg] is paying people to vote. He is violating the law. People are receiving gifts in exchange for their votes. I mean, it's clearly against the law, and again, it's another example that Democrats are trying to change the rules at the end of the game," Comer said during last Wednesday's "Spicer & Co."
Bloomberg raised more than $16 million to pay fines for felons which will help them to restore their right to vote.
"They [Democrats] realize that their candidate is a dud. They realize that the momentum is on the Republican side. And we're going to see a lot more shenanigans from the Democrats over the next 30 days," Comer said.
Comer added, "That says a lot about their base ... in Florida they're trying to get 32,000 felons eligible to vote at the last minute because clearly they see the momentum shifting. The momentum is shifting from Biden to Trump. They know that Republicans are going to show up in force on Election Day to vote in person."
The move has also prompted Florida’s attorney general to investigate Bloomberg’s ‘donation.’
According to Politico, Florida attorney general Ashley Moody said in a letter to top law enforcement officials that she was asked by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to review the donation Bloomberg announced last week. Moody said she quickly decided additional scrutiny was warranted.
“After preliminarily reviewing this limited public information and law, it appears further investigation is warranted,” Moody wrote in a letter to Michael McPherson, the FBI special agent in charge of the bureau’s Tampa office, and Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Richard Swearingen. “Accordingly, I request that your agencies further investigate the matter and take appropriate steps as merited.”
We will keep an eye out on how Bloomberg could continue to attempt to manipulate the election with this wealth.