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Sat Sep 22, 2012, 10:11 AM

Veterans call for elections supervisor's resignation over survey

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla.

A political survey is causing more controversy. Veterans protested outside the Osceola County supervisor of elections' office on Friday.

Last month, WFTV reported that the poll sent out by a firm hired by the elections supervisor in Osceola County seemed to have targeted her opponent.

The survey asked, "How likely are you to vote for a disabled veteran?" and "How likely are you to vote for someone born in the Dominican Republic?"

Peter Olivo is running against incumbent Mary Jane Arrington for Osceola supervisor of elections.

Olivo lost both of his legs in Vietnam, so when Arrington sent out a phone survey asking residents if they would support a disabled veteran, it outraged Olivo's fellow veterans who protested outside of Arrington's office on Friday. They're demanding Arrington's resignation.

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/veterans-protest-outside-elections-supervisors-off/nSG8q/

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Tigress DEM Sep 2012 #1
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robinlynne Sep 2012 #3
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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 10:34 AM

1. Election Supervisor used Osceola County money to poll own county and discredit opponent?

OR did Olivo use own funds?

I'm not sure I get the problem if Olivo used own funds.

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Sat Sep 22, 2012, 10:42 AM

2. Was this survey paid for by public money?

If so, then it's a crime. If not, it's campaigning. So, finding out how this survey was paid for is really the only thing to do.

If the incumbent candidate paid for it out of campaign funds, then that's legal, but stupid. If any of it was done from her office, or if she had any employees working on the survey, then its misuse of taxpayer funds, and she should be fired and prosecuted.

It was a stupid move by the incumbent, and is very likely to backfire on her and cost her the election. Dissing disabled vets is not a good campaign strategy.

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Sat Sep 22, 2012, 11:34 AM

4. FYI, Mary Jane Arrington is a Democrat. nt

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 11:43 AM

5. Thats nice... still hope she loses big!!

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