Florida law enforcement arrested 69-year-old Marsha Ervin at her home at 3 a.m.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has joined the legal team representing Marsha Ervin following her arrest on September 29 at 3 a.m. at her home by the Tallahassee Police Department for alleged voter fraud.
Crump will join NAACP leaders and community officials during a Tuesday press conference to demand charges be dropped and demand clarity in Florida voter eligibility laws. Florida has faced widespread confusion over the laws following the 2018 passage of Amendment 4. The NAACP is urging the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections to establish a new checkbox for felons seeking voter registration. The checkbox would allow for additional verification of eligibility without the risk of arrest in case of errors, and put the onus on the state to confirm voter status.
The 69-year-old faces charges for false voter registration and voting as an ineligible elector, both third-degree felonies.
Attorney Ben Crump
Tallahassee Branch of the NAACP
Attorney Mutaqee Akbar of the Akbar Law Firm
The National Action Network
Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor
October 10, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. ET
Leon County Courthouse (4th Floor)
301 S Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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