Voting- Broward County style

Discussion in 'Politics' started by TreeFrogTrader, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Tom B

    Tom B

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  2. Arnie


    This is how it works in Flor-i-DUH

    "How many votes you need?
    OK, what's the guys name you need to win?
    Ok, give me a day or so, I'll take care it. We'll drop them off at a polling place, make it look like there were overlooked.
    I'll send you the bill later.

  3. Something in the water there in Broward County. As a northerner, I dont have insight on the dynamics. If anyone does, educate me a bit. My best guess is that over the years, a disproportionate number of New Jersey residents have moved there but I would like to see something from someone who knows why Broward County is the Banana Republic of Florida.
  4. Democratic elections Broward County supervisor, Brenda Snipes, in Florida who was found guilty of destroying ballots in 2016 is in charge of counting ballots in 2018!

    Protesters gather outside Broward Board of Elections Headquarters
    'It's election theft,' one protester says regarding possible race recounts

    Protesters were demonstrating Friday morning outside the Broward Board of Elections headquarters in Lauderhill.

    "It's election theft," one protester, Janet Klomburg, said. "Our level of frustration is beyond what you can even imagine."

    The group stacked empty boxes outside the building and put up a sign that read "more provisional Broward County ballots found" -- mocking Broward County Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda Snipes.


    (More at above url)

    A look at Broward elections chief Brenda Snipes' long history of trouble


    Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes is now the subject of a lawsuit by the Senate campaign of Gov. Rick Scott. But this is not the first time Snipes has dealt with controversy in her 15-year stint as the county’s elections chief.

    She was appointed to the elected position after her predecessor was removed for incompetence.
    In a move usually reserved for elected officials accused of crimes or serious ethical violations, then-Gov. Jeb Bush removed Broward County Supervisor of Elections Miriam Oliphant from office in Nov. 2003, writing in a letter about her mismanagement of the elections office: “To leave Ms. Oliphant in office would put the voting rights of every citizen of Broward County in chronic jeopardy." The Broward elections office had a $423,000 deficit, and a disastrous 2002 primary election had seen polls open late and close early, plus 268 uncounted votes were found a year afterward, stuffed in a filing cabinet. They had never been counted. Bush named Snipes, a former principal and school administrator, to replace Oliphant. Snipes won election for the office in 2004 and has been re-elected every four years since then.

    Things got off to a slightly rocky start
    In her first test as supervisor, Snipes had to scramble when a handful of mail-in ballots were sent to the wrong addresses ahead of the March 2004 presidential primary. But Snipes took full responsibility and had the office recheck addresses on remaining mail-ins. A week before that election, her office informed 100,000 voters that their polling place had moved.

    Despite all that, things went smoothly on Election Day, and Snipes passed her first test in office.

    Some 58,000 mail-in ballots were not delivered, and while the post office tried to figure out what happened, Snipes’ office scrambled to send out replacements.

    Counting and counting and counting ...
    In an omen of elections to come, the Sun Sentinel reported that the Broward elections office was still counting ballots days after the 2004 election.

    And counting and counting
    In the 2006 election, after the rest of the state had finished tallying votes, Broward was still counting because of the possibility that some votes had been left in machines at polling places.

    Crash landing
    Also in 2006, one mail-in ballot was sent to Snipes’ office with an Inverted Jenny for a stamp. The stamp, featuring a misprint of an upside down plane, is among the rarest and most valuable in stamp collecting. It turned out to be a fake.

    The golden years
    The 2008 election was lauded as error free, with “no meltdowns, no hanging chads, no thousands of missing ballots.” The 2010 election was similarly noncontroversial.

    Felons voting
    Despite Gov. Rick Scott’s attempt to purge felons from the voter rolls after he was elected in 2010, at least five felons managed to vote in Broward County in 2012. That year, people were still waiting in line to vote past 9 p.m., and some locations ran out of ballots. A week after the election, almost 1,000 uncounted ballots turned up in a warehouse.

    And counting and counting and …
    Following those long lines, Florida was the 50th state to report election totals in 2012. After at first defending her office’s performance, Snipes eventually agreed to pursue reforms to combat long lines and misplaced ballots.

    Snipes gets sued
    Scott’s is hardly the first lawsuit against Snipes. In 2014, she was sued over confusing ballot layout, which may have again been a problem in this year’s election.

    Election results ahead of polls closing
    In the August 2016 primary, the Broward Supervisor of Elections office posted election results for early and mail-in voting on its website before polls closed at 7 p.m., a violation of state law. Snipes blamed a third-party vendor.

    Weedless ballots
    Ahead of the November 2016 election, a few voters complained their mail-in ballots were missing the medical marijuana amendment that passed that year.

    Snipes sued again
    Tim Canova, an independent candidate for Congress who lost to U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, this year, previously lost to her in a 2016 Democratic primary. He sued to see the ballots from that primary in March 2017, and Snipes ordered the ballots destroyed in September 2017, signing a certification that no court cases centering on the ballots were pending. Under federal law, those ballots were required to be kept 22 months after the election. Instead, Snipes had them destroyed after 12 months, the time they have to be kept following state elections.

    And again
    Gov. Scott’s Senate campaign sued elections supervisors in Broward and Palm Beach county Thursday night, citing possible “fraud” and “incompetence.” In remarks in front of the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee, Scott seemed aghast that voting in Broward had taken so long — though Snipes’ history will show that vote counting in Broward County has been a days-long affair most of the time.
  5. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    All Floridians know that the east coast is nothing more than disgruntled New Jersey and New Yorkers mixed with some Cubans and Puerto Ricans. The whole of Miami is a cesspool.
  6. Clearly, we need to declare martial law in Broward County.

    I am available to serve as Provisional Governor General there, at least until the winter is over and salmon fishing season begins again.
  7. I am sure the dems will want to overlook all this broward county corruption and return to focusing on Russia- BECAUSE THEY ARE DEEPLY CONCERNED WITH ANYONE MEDDLING IN OUR ELECTION PROCESS.
  8. LacesOut


    Brenda Snipes - the Quintessential Libtard.
  9. Couple of Russian trolls posting stupid shit on FB, that's a BFD. Actual vote tampering by leftists? Nothing to see here, move along.
    #10     Nov 9, 2018