A Florida man who is running for office posted a fake endorsement from President Obama to his Facebook page.
The letter, posted to Commission candidate Derrick Wallace’s Facebook page, contained a forged Obama signature and is filled with misspellings.
The word “accommodate” is misspelled “accomadate,” and the word “nod” is misspelled as “node.” In the letter the word Democrat is spelled with a lower case d.
It took Channel 9’s Mario Boone several emails and phone calls to track Wallace down and ask him about the letter. “This came to us and we thought it was authentic,” Wallace said.
“You thought this was sent from the president?” Boone asked. “I thought that was sent from the president,” Wallace said.
“But it’s filled with misspellings, something that the
president probably would not have sent out,” Boone said. “I was so happy to get that from the president that (I) posted it,” said Wallace.
Wallace said he deleted the letter Thursday after he realized it was fake. Political analyst said the bogus letter might hurt Wallace’s chances of getting elected.
He told local media that he believes his political enemies sent the forged letter in an effort to set him up.
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