Florida to monitor Broward election chief after judge finds ‘unlawful’ ballot destruction in Wasserman Schultz race

This is good, but what about the Awan family?

Florida to monitor Broward election chief after judge finds ‘unlawful’ ballot destruction in Wasserman Schultz race

MIAMI — The elections supervisor in Florida’s second-most populous county broke state and federal law by unlawfully destroying ballots cast in Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s 2016 Democratic primary, a judge ruled Friday in a case brought by the congresswoman’s challenger who wanted to check for voting irregularities.

In light of the ruling, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration — which has expressed concerns with how Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes has handled the case — told POLITICO that he’s reviewing the judge’s order and will have her office monitored.

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In March of 2017, Friesdat, acting as Canova’s “agent," made a public records request to inspect the ballots in the 2016 primary, according to the court ruling. At one point, Snipes’ office wanted to charge $71,868.87 to sort and produce the ballots for inspection, according to documents filed in the case. In June of 2017, Canova sued.

As the suit dragged on, Snipes signed a Sept. 1 document to destroy the ballots — without informing either Canova or the court. The document she signed specifies that there should be no pending litigation.

“Nonetheless,” the following month, Snipes filed an answer to one of Canova’s motions and then “the destruction of the original paper ballots was not revealed until November 6, 2017," Broward Circuit Judge Raag Singhal said in his ruling.

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2018/05/14/florida-to-moni...

Geeze. Louise, now we have to depend on Bat Boy to see we don’t get cheated.

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longtalldrink's picture

Even Bat Boy can't help us. These elections are too important to the elites to let them get handed down to some silly-assed progressive. They will lie, cheat, steal, murder...you name it. Elections are all for show anyway, the "real" leaders are the ones no one ever elected.

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which has expressed concerns with how Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes has handled the case — told POLITICO that he’s reviewing the judge’s order and will have her office monitored.

She broke state and federal election law and she is going to have her office monitored? She is still employed and not in prison? Yay, go team blue. GOTV!

Who in their right mind would even bother to vote again after all the election fraud that is being discovered? Good grief, I can't even ....

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@snoopydawg

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she will keep right on doing whatever she pleases. I wonder who she really works for, DWS perhaps? Clearly not the citizens of her state.

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