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Donna Prentes Brady. (Photo: Florida Department of Law Enforcement).

N.J. woman arrested in Florida for voting in two states

Sussex Borough resident Donna Prentes Brady voted in New Jersey and Florida in 2020 primary and general elections

By David Wildstein, March 15 2023 8:01 pm

A Sussex County woman is facing criminal charges after voting in both New Jersey and Florida in the 2020 primary and general elections, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced today.

Donna Prentes Brady allegedly voted in person in Ocala, Florida, and by mail in Sussex Borough, where she registered to vote in 1993.

Brady was arrested on Monday, the latest target of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ crackdown on voter fraud through a vote crime unit he established last year.

New Jersey voting records today still show her as a registered voter in Sussex County.

Brady was a super voter in New Jersey, voting in every primary and every general between 2013 and 2020.  She also rotated between political parties, voting Democratic in 2014 and 2015, Republican in 2016, Democratic in 2017, Republican in 2018, and Democratic in 2019 and 2020.  By 2021, she had become an unaffiliated voter; this type of voter activity would have required Brady to proactively file changes in party registrations at least five times in nine years.

While voting in the July 2020 Democratic primary in New Jersey, she also voted in the September 2020 Republican primary in Florida.  She registered to vote in Marion County, Florida, in 2020.

She did not vote in New Jersey in 2021 or 2022.

Property tax records show Brady still owns her home in Sussex.  Records in Florida indicate that she inherited the Ocala home from her late father in 2018.

Federal Election Commission records show that Brady contributed $5 to Florida U.S. Senate candidate Val Demings and $35 to Georgia U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock in the last cycle.

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