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Jose Garcia

(2,715 posts)
Mon May 14, 2018, 10:49 AM May 2018

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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Florida to monitor Broward election chief after judge finds 'unlawful' ballot destruction (Original Post) Jose Garcia May 2018 OP
Tim Canova: ratfucker extraordinaire. Dr Hobbitstein May 2018 #1
Explain please The Blue Flower May 2018 #2
I was impressed by him, too MaryMagdaline May 2018 #3
He is not running as a Democrat now Gothmog May 2018 #14
No, I'm a long time Democrat who's been on this site for many years. Dr Hobbitstein May 2018 #5
THIS THIS THIS obamanut2012 May 2018 #12
How could any progressive support this piece of shit in a blue county? SunSeeker May 2018 #17
He is a crackpot conspiracy theorist obamanut2012 May 2018 #11
on the one hand DonCoquixote May 2018 #4
Can a local Democrat please explain this? Not Bernies. efhmc May 2018 #6
Dr. Snipes is a life-long Democrat and a nice lady Jose Garcia May 2018 #18
Thank you for the explanation. efhmc May 2018 #20
Laws were broken tazkcmo May 2018 #7
Oh, you are so right lovemydogs May 2018 #9
What exactly was done wrong. This seems to be more GOP huffing and puffing about a problem lancelyons May 2018 #16
First paragraph n/t tazkcmo May 2018 #19
Snipes destroyed the ballots while the case was going on lovemydogs May 2018 #8
Are you one of her constituents? NurseJackie May 2018 #10
Except her constituents love her obamanut2012 May 2018 #13
And this is how we lose our vote. Malikshah May 2018 #15

The Blue Flower

(5,526 posts)
2. Explain please
Mon May 14, 2018, 11:04 AM
May 2018

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?

MaryMagdaline

(7,006 posts)
3. I was impressed by him, too
Mon May 14, 2018, 11:08 AM
May 2018

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

 

Dr Hobbitstein

(6,568 posts)
5. No, I'm a long time Democrat who's been on this site for many years.
Mon May 14, 2018, 11:11 AM
May 2018

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
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obamanut2012

(26,644 posts)
11. He is a crackpot conspiracy theorist
Mon May 14, 2018, 12:07 PM
May 2018

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.

DonCoquixote

(13,624 posts)
4. on the one hand
Mon May 14, 2018, 11:10 AM
May 2018

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.

Jose Garcia

(2,715 posts)
18. Dr. Snipes is a life-long Democrat and a nice lady
Mon May 14, 2018, 03:47 PM
May 2018

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.

tazkcmo

(7,418 posts)
7. Laws were broken
Mon May 14, 2018, 11:26 AM
May 2018

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

lovemydogs

(575 posts)
9. Oh, you are so right
Mon May 14, 2018, 11:36 AM
May 2018

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.

 

lancelyons

(988 posts)
16. What exactly was done wrong. This seems to be more GOP huffing and puffing about a problem
Mon May 14, 2018, 01:34 PM
May 2018

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.

lovemydogs

(575 posts)
8. Snipes destroyed the ballots while the case was going on
Mon May 14, 2018, 11:33 AM
May 2018

"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.

NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
10. Are you one of her constituents?
Mon May 14, 2018, 12:01 PM
May 2018
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.

Malikshah

(4,818 posts)
15. And this is how we lose our vote.
Mon May 14, 2018, 12:28 PM
May 2018

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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