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Tue May 21, 2019, 11:29 PM

We still don't know the full story about the ballots destroyed in Broward County Opinion


I had concerns, as did others, and as a result, I asked to inspect the ballots cast. Election officials refused my several requests to see the ballots, and after months of delay, we filed a lawsuit under Florida’s public-records laws. Three months later, Broward County election officials simply destroyed all of the thousands of ballots cast in my race. The Circuit Court subsequently ruled in my favor and found that the ballot destruction violated state law, Florida administrative regulations and federal law.

The destruction of those ballots was a federal crime, and the destruction of public records during a public-records lawsuit is a crime under state law. Yet, not one state or federal law-enforcement agency has conducted any investigation into Broward’s illegal destruction of the ballots cast in my election.

Ion Sancho, former Leon County elections supervisor, believes that cyberattacks are not our biggest problem. According to Sancho, Florida does not properly audit its vote-counting machines, but instead simply assumes the machines are accurate when counting or recounting votes. “If the software is tampered with, what do you think is going to happen if you rescan the ballots? You’ll get the same answer back,” Sancho said. “The presumption that the voting machine is already correct is a silly presumption to begin with. It guarantees you won’t find the problem, if there is one.”

Since Floridians votes statewide on paper ballots, Sancho says we can always verify the machine counts with a proper audit of the paper ballots. But that means enforcing laws that require ballots be retained and made available for inspection. It is time for state and federal law enforcement agencies to do their jobs and investigate Broward County’s illegal destruction of all paper ballots cast in our 2016 primary.


Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article230626404.html?fbclid=IwAR32XShZZgH7mmVhkZ6WwEhvm3QFuDh0Twto62BbVTH89nkD0Lat3gKP-Lo#storylink=cpy

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Reply We still don't know the full story about the ballots destroyed in Broward County Opinion (Original post)
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Chin music May 22 #1
moniss May 22 #2
Baitball Blogger May 22 #3
roody May 23 #4
lagomorph777 May 23 #5
ehrnst May 28 #6

Response to Sancho (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 12:02 AM

1. If it can happen there, it can happen anywhere. And probably did/does.

All you need is folks who feel entitled and are devoid of scruples, and the gop meets that criteria. Really makes me mad. Fuckin cheaters who lead w Jesus Christ.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Wed May 22, 2019, 02:29 AM

2. Right you are

I recall a few years ago reading an article about a study that was done to examine the change when a few areas in the US went from paper to electronic systems like the scanners etc. They found that traditional voting patterns changed for no explainable reason. Neighborhoods that had always voted in fairly consistent percentages for different parties were now changed. Safe to assume it would go back to normal if we went back to paper and forget the machines. But of course that's why they never will and why they fight any kind of widespread use of a "receipt" system so that those could be checked by the public and the media against what the "official" tally is said to be.

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Response to Sancho (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 07:07 AM

3. Hey, he atleast go to uncover the corruption. But this is Florida.

They don't have to deal with consequences, because corruption is their game.

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Response to Sancho (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 12:16 PM

4. Please note who won the primary

from which these ballots were destroyed.

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Response to roody (Reply #4)

Thu May 23, 2019, 04:43 PM

5. Who?

For those of us who don't live in the 63rd District.

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Response to roody (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:16 AM

6. Who won the primary? (nt)

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