EATONVILLE, Fla. --A Florida town where the mayor was indicted March 28 for allegedly using intimidation and manipulation to get votes will hold a special election to fill his seat, reportsCBS affiliate WKMG.
Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant was suspended by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on March 29, hours after he bonded out of jail. The Democrat is charged with election fraud connection with the town's 2015 municipal elections.
The Eatonville Town Council decided Tuesday night to hold the special election. The winner of that election will be interim mayor, and will hold the seat until Grant is either convicted or his suspension is lifted. It is not clear when the election will be.
Two others, James Randolph and Mia Antionette Nowells, have also been accused of helping Grant intimidate voters, said State Attorney Jeff Ashton during a March 28 press conference.