BY NANCY HAYES
Here we go….FINALLY a Democrat admits to something we’ve suspected all along! What’s even more fascinating… it happened in… of all places, Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s own backyard, Broward County, Florida. You may remember Broward County. That was the county where Beranton Whisenant, a young attorney investigating voter fraud and fake passports turned up dead on the beach one morning.
Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes testified on Tuesday, this past week in a lawsuit that alleged she had failed to adequately purge voter rolls of ineligible voters including those who have died.
You see, at the time of the 2014 midterm elections, Broward County reported approximately 103 percent of the citizens of voting age were registered to vote — an impossibility, of course. Four years earlier, in 2010, Broward reported 106 percent of citizens of voting age were registered to vote.
Obviously, someone died and someone lied!
If you are not familiar with Broward County, Florida it has about 1.2 million voters and has the highest number of registered Democrats — about 600,000 — in the state.
Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes is a Democrat and former teacher who was appointed by then Gov. Jeb Bush in 2003 to serve as Broward’s elections chief. She has run every subsequent election, and has served as the supervisor of elections in Broward County continuously for the past 14 years. Snipes is the named defendant in the suit, but she is not alone.
As I said, the lawsuit was filed on behalf of the conservative American Civil Rights Union in federal court in 2016.
The ACRU was represented by the Public Interest Legal Foundation which filed similar lawsuits in other states including North Carolina, Virginia and Texas. The president and general counsel of the foundation, J. Christian Adams, is a member of President Donald Trump‘s commission on voter integrity which has sought to collect voter roll data from all of the states. Trump’s allegations about widespread voter fraud in the 2016 election have repeatedly been debunked by PolitiFact, a Miami Herald news partner.
After filing the suit, the local SEIU chapter representing health care workers in the county joined as an intervener, to defend against the charges and to prevent names from being removed from the Broward County voter roll. The group Demos, which has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding from George Soros’ Open Society Institute, is contributing to Snipes’ legal defense and working to prevent any and all names from being removed from Broward’s voter roll.
In fact, Snipes was one of several elections supervisors in Florida who refused to follow through with the state’s request in 2011 that she and other county elections supervisors worked to verify the citizenship status of people on their rolls who had shown up in the state’s driver’s license databases as being noncitizens.
The complaint filed against Snipes alleges that she has violated federal law by failing to conduct reasonable voter list maintenance for federal elections. It does not allege that ineligible voters cast ballots. The lawsuit seeks that a judge order her to make improvements in handling list maintenance.
The complaint states that Broward’s voter rolls have “either more total registrants than eligible voting-age citizens or, at best, an implausibly high number of registrants,” according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Election Assistance Commission.
At the time of the 2014 general election, approximately 103 percent of the citizens of voting age were registered to vote, the complaint states.
Among actions the plaintiffs seek is for Snipes to request jury recusal forms from the clerk of courts to determine if anyone who has declared themselves a non-citizen has registered to vote. (Florida’s controversial attempt to purge non-citizens from the voter rolls before the 2012 election led to about 85 being removed statewide.)
Snipes disputed the allegations in a letter she wrote to ACRU in February 2016. Snipes wrote that Broward “adheres strictly” to the state’s guidelines about voter list maintenance. Court records show Broward removed about 240,000 voters between 2014 and 2016.
“At no time in my tenure, which began in November 2003, has the number of registered voters outnumbered the live persons living in Broward County,” she wrote.
Before filing the suit, in January 2016 the plaintiffs sent letters raising concerns about voter roll maintenance to multiple Florida counties in addition to Broward including Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Orange, Clay, Flagler and Santa Rosa. However, a lawsuit was only filed against Broward County.
When asked why the plaintiffs ultimately only sued Broward, a spokesman for the Public Interest Legal Foundation pointed to Adams’s opening statement in which he said that Snipes was unwilling to “engage in substantive discussions — essentially saying all counties in Florida who received a letter from the ACRU must be involved in those discussions.”
Adams questioning of Snipes began with a run-through of problems her office had last year alone: Voter cards with incorrect addresses mailed out to about 1,700 Davie and Cooper City voters; a printed ballot that had the word “no” in Haitian Creole where it should have read “wi” [yes]; and ballots mailed out that were missing the constitutional amendment on medical marijuana.
The trial initially began July 25th and was presided over by U.S. District Court Judge Beth Bloom. Burnadette Norris-Weeks represented Snipes.
Broward County, home to Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Deerfield Beach, has 597,172 registered Democrats, 255,897 Republicans and 327,053 voters registered with no party affiliation. There are a total of 1,183,414 voters on the roll as of July 25, 2017.
In addition to the county having more than 103% registered voters, Snipes should have explained why Broward County, which has the highest number of Democratic voters in the state, has thousands of people over the age of 100 on its roll, and some as old as 130.
If that’s the case, someone should be in the Guiness Book of World Records, don’t you think? I mean the oldest person alive in the 2017 Guiness Book isn’t even 130 years old. So how could these numbers exist in Broward County?
If you remember this past year, allegations came out involving Voter Services and Registration Director Mary Hall and 4-5 employees writing and filling out false ballots.
A previous employee confirmed earlier,
“They’ve been at this [filling out absentee ballots]for days, working 4 to 5 employees some 16 hours a day each. There’s no telling how many ballots we are talking about. As many as they can each write in 16 hours a piece.”
Yet another allegation involves Voter Services and Registration Director Mary Hall, one of four employees a volunteer identified in a signed affidavit. The volunteer confirms the allegations made by a source claiming Hall and others were locked in a room filling in scores of absentee ballots for Mrs. Clinton and other Democratic candidates.
The volunteer, who was terminated ubruptly after witnessing the mass voter fraud operation in what employees called “The Pitney Bowes Room,” stated in their affidavit that they clearly saw these four individuals filling in “stacks” of ballots with the same pen given by the Supervisor of Elections to voters.
“Once in the room, I could see the four SEO employees sitting at the same table actively filling out election ballots,” the affidavit reads. “Each had a stack of blank ballots to the right of them (about an inch high) and a stack of completed ballots to their left… I could see that the bubbles on the right stack had not been filled in, while the bubbles on the left stack had been blackened in.”
“I could see that the SEO employees were using the same black pens (white body with a black cap) that the SOE supplies to voters at the polling sites. I was then told to leave the room by one of the employees.”
When the volunteer returned the next day, they were met by uniformed security guards and told they had been terminated.
In support of this volunteer’s account, Snipes — whose office has dealt with a series of mishaps and complications this election cycle — received a letter from Republican state party chairman Blaise Ingoglia alleging the elections department had illegally processed and opened scores of the more than 153,000 ballots that have been cast by mail in Broward back in August of 2016, in an article from the Miami Herald.
Ingoglia said Snipes had erred by failing to convene Broward’s canvassing board while opening “tens of thousands” of absentee ballots, and by denying the public potential opportunities to contest problematic ballots.
The issue over Broward’s handling of absentee ballots arose when David Shestokas, a Florida Bar-certified attorney, was sent by the Republican National Lawyers Association from Chicago to watch the election in Broward.
In addition, Logan Churchwell, the head researcher for the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), which filed a suit against Broward County on behalf of the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), told LifeZette on that he counted “thousands” of centenarians on Broward’s voter roll in data the county submitted to the federal Election Assistance Commission following the 2014 election.
“It doesn’t necessarily mean they’re dead,” he said, “but if you’re 130 years old, either find a gravestone, or call Guinness!”
It seems Snipes has also had some previous problems with ballots in Broward County. Like in 2012, when the Broward County canvassing board was set to finalize counts for overseas and military ballots and 1,000 ballots turned up in a warehouse.
Prior to that, we could go back to the reason why Snipes even got her job in the FIRST place! It was because in 2003, former Broward County Supervisor of Elections Miriam Oliphant was escorted out of her office and removed from her job after uncounted votes were found in a cabinet drawer and the department went a million dollars over budget.
Shall I continue….?
In addition, in 2014, the Broward County Supervisor of Elections was in another lawsuit filed by the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws over the statewide amendment on medical marijuana being left off some absentee ballots in the county.
Amendment backers fell just shy of having medical marijuana approved by voters in 2014. The state requires 60 percent approval for constitutional amendments, and the ballot question was supported by 57.6 percent of voters. Wow! Are you really going to tell me that leaving off the amendment on medical marijuana wasn’t intentional? Come on man!
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.
Ok….who’s buying this BS? The fact is the Democrats lost the presidential election even with ALL their voter fraud that was committed not only in Broward County, Florida, but across the nation. I’d tell you to ask Seth Rich, the DNC staffer who was in charge of Voter Expansion, but it turns out he was murdered after an alleged ‘botched robbery’.
If Americans don’t believe voter fraud is a problem, then they must have their heads buried in the sand.
Follow the money people!
Who did I say was defending Snipes?…oh, yes, that’s right, the local SEIU chapter representing health care workers in the county joined as an intervener, … the group Demos, funded by none other than George Soros and his Open Society. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to connect the dots.
Now you might ask, ‘why would a local SEIU chapter of health care workers be defending the Broward County Supervisor of Elections?’ Good question! Maybe it’s because they are all government employees protecting union jobs paid for by Democrats?
Snipes is being protected by government and union workers funded by George Soros. Need I say more?
It’s uncertain when Bloom will rule, but my guess is Snipes will keep her job and just get her hand slapped. However, what Snipes did was commit a felony punishable by up to $10,000 and 3 1/2 years in prison. Sad part is, she won’t get sent to prison, she will just get put back in the ‘cesspool’ or swamp in Broward County.
Most people believe the swamp that Trump is trying to drain only exists in Washington, DC. The fact of the matter is, the center of the cesspool and voter fraud is in Broward County, right in Debbie Wasserman’s backyard. I’d tell you to just ask Bernie Whisenant who was a federal prosecutor investigating voter fraud in Broward County for more information, but it seems his body was found washed up on a Hollywood Beach.
It would seem when it comes to voter fraud and Democrats, knowing too much…can be a life alternating experience. As Debbie ‘Blabbermouth’ Schultz would say, ‘there will be consequences’. Let’s hope that when it comes to Snipes and voter fraud, there will be fines and a prison sentence for her crimes related to voter fraud in Broward County over the past 10-14 years. #DrainTheSwamp