Before Gaetz pal Joel Greenberg’s downfall, accusations of underhanded tactics piled up in reelection race
Former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg talks to the Orlando Sentinel in September 2019. - Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Orlando Sentinel/TNS

ORLANDO, Fla. — As the involvement of so-called “ghost” candidates has sparked scandal in several of last year’s elections in Florida, a similar figure’s role in the race for Seminole County tax collector has attracted less scrutiny — even after the incumbent Joel Greenberg became a pariah at the center of a sprawling federal investigation. Last June, a man who had previously worked with Greenberg on a voter initiative filed to enter the race using a nickname strikingly similar to Greenberg’s expected Democratic opponent. Daniel Lee Day submitted election paperwork last year as “Dani Mora Day,...