Florida is Ground Zero for Political Corruption

Florida is ground zero for political corruption. Democrats lead the way. In contrast, Kudos to Arizona Governor Ducey.

If you are looking for perfectly documented political corruption, start with this Tweet.

I read through the entire thread. The claim looks accurate but I do not like the way it looks chopped off.

Broward County

Also consider the July 2017, article Broward Elections Supervisor Makes Changes After Being Sued

Brenda Snipes acknowledged the processes her office have been using aren’t perfect and that some non-citizens and felons have voted despite not being eligible — especially right before major elections when groups are actively registering new voters. But Snipes said the precautions her office takes are important to make sure eligible voters aren’t removed from the lists by mistake.

Given new charges, this election, I am confident that Snipes is about as corrupt as they get.

Failed Logic and Accuracy

A recount in Broward County has been halted because of Failed Logic and Accuracy Tests with 10 elections machines.

Failed logic and accuracy. Can it get worse?

Brenda Snipes’ Office Mixed In Bad Ballots

The Miami Herald reports Whoops! Brenda Snipes’ Office Mixed Bad Provisional Ballots with Good Ones

On Election Day, Broward County collected more than 600 provisional ballots. The vast majority were declared invalid by the county’s canvassing board judges for reasons ranging from registering to vote too late to previously voting to voting at the wrong precinct.

On Friday, the three-person canvassing board — on which Snipes usually sits — found about 20 of those 205 votes had mismatched signatures and declared them illegal. That means there are at least 20 illegal votes mixed into an anonymous pile of 205, all sitting in a machine that counted them but did not add them to the final count.

Republican Party lawyers immediately pressed Snipes about the future of those 205 votes and if they’d be counted. Snipes declined to answer and continued judging signatures on remaining ballots. There is no statute guiding what happens next.

Snipes in Violation of Florida Public-Records Laws

The Miami Herald also reports Snipes in Violation of Florida Public-Records Laws.

Circuit Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips also held that Brenda Snipes, Broward’s supervisor of elections, was in violation of Florida public-records laws for not fulfilling a request for that information by Scott’s campaign.

Phillips ordered Snipes to turn over the number of all ballots cast in Tuesday’s midterm elections, broken down by absentee, early, and Election Day votes. She also ordered her to provide the number of ballots still to be counted.

“It’s a simple case about access to information,” argued attorney Jason Zimmerman, with the law firm Gray Robinson. “We’re not talking about recounts. ... This is not a partisan issue.”

Crooked as Crooked Gets

If Scott wins Florida, I am 100% confident that he really won.

I cannot say the same if a recount gives the win to Nelson.

Meanwhile, Back in Arizona

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema's lead over Republican Rep. Martha McSally in Arizona's Senate race grew Sunday.

Sinema led by 30,310 votes as of 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, according to the Arizona secretary of state's office. That puts her ahead by 1.4 percentage points with more than 2.1 million ballots counted.

Trump had this to say.

Kudos to Republican Arizona Governor

In striking contrast to events in Florida, Some GOP Officials Distance Themselves from Trump's Claims of Misconduct.

"Just out — in Arizona, SIGNATURES DON'T MATCH," Trump tweeted Friday. "Electoral corruption - Call for a new Election? We must protect our Democracy!"

Trump was swiftly rebuked by Republicans in the state, including Gov. Doug Ducey, who had just won re-election Tuesday.

Kudos to Ducey

I would like to see an honest count in Arizona and Florida.

Unfortunately, we are not going to get one in Florida.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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2banana
2banana

The irony is that Americans know how to run an honest and clean election.

When the American set up the first nationwide elections - ever - in Afghanistan, they instituted a few rules.

  1. You had to have an official government ID
  2. Your name had to appear on the official government registered voting list
  3. You could vote only once - because everyone who voted got their finger dipped in only visible in UV light ink that took a few days to wash off.

Why do democrats hate free and fair elections in America? Why do they do everything they can to corrupt the voting process? Why do they NOT want elections as clean and fair as possible?

Because THEY BENEFIT from the corruption.

And suffer NO CONSEQUENCES FOR THEIR ACTIONS.

pi314
pi314

Trump's tweet on the AZ vote counting has more story behind it. Governor Ducey's tweet does not necessarily contradict Trump. (Note he mentioned 'lawful' votes.) Apparently four democratic leaning counties continued to 'verify' (lawful?) signature mismatched ballots and added them to the tallies, likely shifting the balance. Read the full story.

Kinuachdrach
Kinuachdrach

Democrats playing with vote counting (and let's face it -- it is mostly Democrats) are really playing with fire. We have already seen the problems raised by Democrats when they considered the elections of President Bush and President Trump to be invalid. What happens when everyone considers every election to be non-valid due to possible vote-tampering? What happens when the population withdraws the Mandate of Heaven from the whole system?

pgp
pgp

Don't forget to add clientelism to the potential sources of corruption in American politics. Something that isn't limited to Florida and which has plagued the country's Tudor derived political system on and off since the constitution was ratified. The country has never been Democratic and slowly becomes a media driven oligarchy, voted over by an unqualified and easily controlled electorate.

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Broward officials and probably Palm Beach officials, too, are trying to figure out how exactly to get all the new ballots they created but were unable to dump into the tallies before the deadline Saturday. The initial machine recount should produce the numbers displayed right now give or take a few hundred votes one way or the other. If Broward and Palm Beach do their machine recount and show tens of thousands of additional votes, the gig is up- we will know right then it was fraud from the beginning. So, they either have to just concede defeat, or just bite the bullet, put the additional ballots through the machines and then go to court.