(TargetLiberty.org) – In a deeply somber incident, Peter Antonacci, the leader of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ election fraud division, tragically passed away in the governor’s office last year. This heart-rending event unfolded over a span of 24 minutes, as revealed by a recent report.
Sourced from public records by Florida Bulldog, this report disclosed that Antonacci, captured on security cameras, lay unattended in the governor’s office within the Florida State Capitol Building for nearly half an hour. His death was a result of a severe heart attack in September 2022, just three months following his appointment by DeSantis as the director of the Office of Election Crimes and Security. Antonacci had a distinguished career in public service, having served as the chief judge at the state Division of Administrative Hearings under DeSantis, and also held roles as an elections supervisor and state attorney during Rick Scott’s governorship.
Governor DeSantis, at the time preparing for the Republican primaries, expressed his profound grief over Antonacci’s passing. He commemorated Antonacci as a fiercely dedicated public servant and lawyer, highly respected in Florida. DeSantis highlighted Antonacci’s unwavering commitment to upholding the law throughout his extensive career, which included roles such as Deputy Attorney General, Statewide Prosecutor, General Counsel, and Supervisor of Elections.
Additional details about Antonacci’s tragic demise have now been brought to light in a report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The report narrates that Antonacci suddenly felt unwell and left a meeting, only to collapse shortly thereafter. He was discovered by FDLE Commissioner Mark Glass, who, along with others, attempted to revive Antonacci with chest compressions and a defibrillator.
Despite their efforts and the prompt arrival of police, who also tried to save him using an automated external defibrillator, Antonacci was later pronounced dead at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The initial investigation pointed towards a medical condition as the cause of death, noting Antonacci’s long-standing battle with heart disease and related surgeries. This incident underscores the unpredictability of life and the profound impact of public servants like Antonacci, whose legacy remains in the hearts of many Floridians.
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