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Parkland School Shooting Defendant Registered to Vote While in Jail

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    The Broward Sheriff's Office on Wednesday released new exterior surveillance videos showing law enforcement's response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Nikolas Cruz registered as a Republican on July 25.

    • Sheriff's spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright says the supervisor of elections controls the process.

    The man accused of gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school registered to vote while behind bars awaiting trial.

    The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Nikolas Cruz registered as a Republican on July 25. He's charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder for the Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

    Andrew Pollack, the father of a victim, tweeted Saturday that he's "sick to his stomach" Cruz was allowed to register in jail and criticized Broward Sheriff Scott Israel for allowing it. But Cruz hasn't been convicted of a crime and was eligible to vote this year.

    Sheriff's spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright says the supervisor of elections controls the process. Once inmates are registered, absentee ballots are mailed to them in jail.

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