Politico’s Marc Caputo and Matt Dixon are reporting that the Florida Democratic party has “lawyered up” as it has finally dawned on them that staffers who sent altered documents to voters in an effort to fix vote-by-mail ballots might have broken the law:

From the article:

After saying earlier in the week that the state officials were trying “divert attention” away from the Department of State, which is part of Gov. Rick Scott’s administration, the Democrats on Friday took a different approach: They lawyered up.

“Upon receiving notice of the allegations that the form was incorrect, FDP took immediate steps, including hiring an independent investigator to review the issues at hand,” attorney Mark Herron said in a statement provided by a party spokeswoman. “As soon as we know the results of the investigation we will advise you.”

Florida Democrats have also hired an outside investigator to discover which staffers altered the forms:

Yeah, OK. Are we to believe that staffers just decided on their own to send out these altered forms?

The feds in multiple jurisdictions in Florida are now investigating:

There’s an “active criminal” investigation at the state level as well: