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Mon May 14, 2018, 10:49 AM

Florida to monitor Broward election chief after judge finds 'unlawful' ballot destruction

Source: Politico

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.

“During the upcoming election, the Department of State will send a Florida elections expert from the Division of Elections to Supervisor Snipes’ office to ensure that all laws are followed so the citizens of Broward County can have the efficient, properly run election they deserve,” Scott’s office said in a written statement.

Snipes and her lawyer, Burnadette Norris-Weeks, did not return an email from POLITICO for comment, though a consultant working on the office’s behalf confirmed its receipt. Snipes’ predecessor was removed from office by former Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida Senate for botching the 2002 Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2018/05/14/florida-to-monitor-broward-election-chief-after-judge-finds-unlawful-ballot-destruction-in-wasserman-schultz-race-415832

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Reply Florida to monitor Broward election chief after judge finds 'unlawful' ballot destruction (Original post)
Jose Garcia May 2018 OP
Dr Hobbitstein May 2018 #1
The Blue Flower May 2018 #2
MaryMagdaline May 2018 #3
Gothmog May 2018 #14
Dr Hobbitstein May 2018 #5
obamanut2012 May 2018 #12
SunSeeker May 2018 #17
obamanut2012 May 2018 #11
DonCoquixote May 2018 #4
efhmc May 2018 #6
Jose Garcia May 2018 #18
efhmc May 2018 #20
tazkcmo May 2018 #7
lovemydogs May 2018 #9
lancelyons May 2018 #16
tazkcmo May 2018 #19
lovemydogs May 2018 #8
NurseJackie May 2018 #10
obamanut2012 May 2018 #13
Malikshah May 2018 #15

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 10:56 AM

1. Tim Canova: ratfucker extraordinaire.

 

Leftier than thou piece of shit he is.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #1)

Mon May 14, 2018, 11:04 AM

2. Explain please

I heard him speak in Tallahassee last week and spoke with him afterwards. I was impressed. Are you another divider that has shown up on DU?

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Response to The Blue Flower (Reply #2)

Mon May 14, 2018, 11:08 AM

3. I was impressed by him, too

The deciding point in voting against him was his opposition to the Iran deal. Debbie voted for it. I stuck with her since that was a tough vote for her

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #3)

Mon May 14, 2018, 12:12 PM

14. He is not running as a Democrat now

Canova is trying to hurt the party

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Response to The Blue Flower (Reply #2)

Mon May 14, 2018, 11:11 AM

5. No, I'm a long time Democrat who's been on this site for many years.

 

Tim engages in bullshit conspiracy theories, and was vocally against the Iran deal, and is, in general, a piece of shit who after losing to DWS is now taking his ball and running against her as an Independent. Not to mention his working with Ron Paul and Gary Johnson. Fuck that guy. He is NOT a Democrat.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-reg-tim-canova-theories-20170629-story,amp.html

ETA: he also thinks Russiagate isn’t real.
https://medium.com/@jennyasencio/tim-canova-faces-down-russia-narrative-gaslighting-38b449432d0d
https://m.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #5)

Mon May 14, 2018, 12:08 PM

12. THIS THIS THIS

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #5)

Mon May 14, 2018, 02:02 PM

17. How could any progressive support this piece of shit in a blue county?

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Response to The Blue Flower (Reply #2)

Mon May 14, 2018, 12:07 PM

11. He is a crackpot conspiracy theorist

Who loves going on local RW radio stations hosted by well-known bigots.

He is also not qualified for anything.

Anyone on this board who admires him, and KNOWS about him, needs to reexaime their beliefs.

I live here, and he is just awful.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 11:10 AM

4. on the one hand

I do not trust this judge, especially in South Florida which has politics that make Chicago and New Orleans look clean. On the other hand, as a Floridian, I am getting frustrated with the way that my state party keeps being careless at best, derelict at worst. If you want to know how Rick Scott and Marco Rubio came into being, you see an example right here.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 11:13 AM

6. Can a local Democrat please explain this? Not Bernies.

nt

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Response to efhmc (Reply #6)

Mon May 14, 2018, 03:47 PM

18. Dr. Snipes is a life-long Democrat and a nice lady

I don't think that she would do anything malicious, but her office has a history of screwing things up.

Until last year she was the only African American holding countywide office. Consequently, most Democratic politicians had been reluctant to oppose her for fear of angering African American voters.

She is getting up in the years, so hopefully she will retire when her term expires in two years.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #18)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:09 PM

20. Thank you for the explanation.

nt

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 11:26 AM

7. Laws were broken

Yet the article mention no arrests. This is a major problem in our government today, the lack of accountability and real penalties.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #7)

Mon May 14, 2018, 11:36 AM

9. Oh, you are so right

I am so sick of politicians always talking about our responsibility for things, about accountability and yet, none have to do so when it comes to them.
It's time public figures, politicians - especially republicans (I'm looking at you, Nunes), start taking responsibility and be accountable.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #7)

Mon May 14, 2018, 01:34 PM

16. What exactly was done wrong. This seems to be more GOP huffing and puffing about a problem

 

What exactly was done wrong. This seems to be more GOP huffing and puffing about a problem that doesnt exist.

This is more of an attempt by the GOP to somehow change votes from the heavy democratic areas.

If I was the Democratic party, I would be monitoring this situation alot. Something fishy going on here.

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #16)

Mon May 14, 2018, 04:50 PM

19. First paragraph n/t

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 11:33 AM

8. Snipes destroyed the ballots while the case was going on

"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."

If everything was on the up and up then why did she do this???
Something fishy was going on during that Primary and now there is evidence tampering. Or destruction

Snipes could be in big trouble here.

I personally, at the time, was hoping DWS would have been voted out of office.

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Response to lovemydogs (Reply #8)

Mon May 14, 2018, 12:01 PM

10. Are you one of her constituents?

I personally, at the time, was hoping DWS would have been voted out of office.
Are you one of her constituents? As far as I can tell, the majority of her constituents like her just fine.

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Response to lovemydogs (Reply #8)

Mon May 14, 2018, 12:09 PM

13. Except her constituents love her

And, it goes across party lines to a large extent.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 12:28 PM

15. And this is how we lose our vote.

Scott is getting his criminal hands on the process.

Anyone who wishes to support this move is part of the problem.

Canova was and is a batsh&t crazy charlatan. Wasserman Schultz, not much better.

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