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Wanted: Miami-Dade boletero fraudsters

PosterWe're not making this up: Two Democratic Miami-Dade legislative candidates have crafted a "wanted" poster -- and pooled a $1,000 reward -- for tips leading to the conviction of people committing absentee-ballot fraud in their districts.

Ross Hancock, running against state Rep. Erik Fresen, and Jeff Solomon, running against state Rep. Michael Bileca, plan to distribute the posters at senior centers and hold a press conference at a senior center. They have also set up a website advertising their proposal (presumably not geared at the same senior-center audience).

"Absentee ballot fraud primarily preys on our seniors," Hancock said in a statement. "It is a form of elder abuse and is a theft of our seniors' right to vote as they wish. Violators better think twice, because any citizen can witness and report this crime."

Said Solomon: "Absentee ballot fraud is a stain on the integrity of the election process. We hope we can help rid our districts of this abuse."

The poster lists a number to report tips to the Miami-Dade police. For "general questions," the candidates' numbers are also listed.