NAPLES, Fla. (WFLA) –While attempting to vote Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was told his address had been changed in the Florida voter database. The governor contacted FDLE who eventually arrested a 20-year-old Naples man.
DeSantis was attempting to vote Monday at his assigned polling location around 2 p.m. when the poll worker advised him his address had been changed to 2185 Pretty Lane in West Palm Beach. DeSantis said he did not authorize a change in his address, and immediately contacted the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement to investigate.
FDLE contacted the supervisor of elections office in Leon County and requested the logs for the date and time the address change request came through for Ron DeSantis.
Authorities discovered the request was made using a computer with the IP address of 220.127.116.11, and subscribed to Comcast. They contacted Comcast who gave them the home address to which the IP was assigned.
A search warrant was conducted at the home on 19th Avenue SW in Naples where Anthony Steven Guevara was present with two others.
An FDLE digital forensic examiner searched through Guevara’s computer, where Google searches for “Florida my vote” and “Florida governor” were found. Evidence also showed Guevara accessed the site “DOS.MyFlorida.com,” and the Wikipedia page for Ron DeSantis.
Guevara was placed under arrest and taken to the Collier County Jail where he was held on a $5,000 bond.