A Daytona Beach city commissioner has been arrested on charges of fraudulently obtaining absentee ballots, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Gov. Charlie Crist has suspended city commissioner Derrick Henry following his arrest by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office after a joint investigation with the State Attorney’s Office.
Henry, 41, and his campaign manager, 21-year-old Genesis Robinson, were arrested after the investigation showed the men had illegally obtained more than 90 absentee ballots prior to the council election in August, according to the Orlando Sentinel report.
The newspaper reported that Henry “handily” won the election before the investigation led to his arrest. A runoff election will he held to fill his seat, according to the Sentinel.