100 days ‘til the midterms and some Florida election supervisors still intentionally breaking the law

If you want to know about election and voter fraud in Florida we can spend a whole day talking. And if you want to talk about the lack of attention it receives from the Florida state leadership – and the media as well — we can go into the night discussing.

Florida is one of the top five most populous states — which means lots of electoral votes. If Florida becomes the poster child of all that is wrong with the American electoral process, it’s quite discouraging – because it means continued success for liberal progressives and the Democrat party, which is already working on turning Texas blue and did pretty well in Colorado.

Anyway, you might recall a story we covered last April about voter registrations listing a UPS store as their legal residence. As my friend LTC (RET) Dr. Rich Swier writes, “It’s now been 7 months since 29 of Florida’s 67 Supervisors of Elections were notified of their portion of 3,000-plus voter registrations potentially illegally listing a UPS store as a legal residence.”

“To their credit 13 of those supervisors have cleared 100 percent of their registrations. But, there are 9 other Supervisors who have provided insufficient excuse for failing to do what the law clearly requires. The counties with well below 50 percent success in 7 months are: Broward, Duval, Leon, Orange, Palm Beach, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, and Walton.”

“Two of the largest counties, Miami-Dade and Hillsborough, had some of the fewest ineligible addresses, and are two of the thirteen counties that have cleared 100 percent of their UPS store registrations.”

That’s the good news, but Orange County, the major population and media center of Orlando, is still on the list. And can you believe Leon County, which houses the State Capitol in Tallahassee, is on the list? You’d think our state leadership might be a tad embarrassed about that. Yet we hear not a peep.

It’s no surprise to me that three major South Florida counties are on the list: Broward, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie — where I’ve had personal experience in election “activities.” Two of the three supervisors of elections, Susan Bucher (Palm Beach) and Gertrude Walker (St. Lucie) should have had investigations brought against them after the 2012 election cycle. One just has to ask, why hasn’t this been done?

Swier reports that “Florida’s Division of Elections has been aware of these issues, but as yet doesn’t seem to have had a positive impact. And as we draw close to the 2014 midterm elections, the biggest procrastinators are also Florida’s worse offenders. State-wide closure on the issue has embarrassingly stalled at only 26 percent. And it may get worse before it gets better. Because now, instead of shrinking their existing mess, these rogue counties have allowed additional registrations listing a UPS store as a residence to be added to their voter roll. These new registrations indicate that these supervisors are also still not obeying the law that requires them to maintain and use a list of valid residential street addresses for their county (F.S. 98.015(12)).”

As Dr. Swier points out, “in addition at least three supervisors have identified more than 5,000 additional registrations they consider as having listed an ineligible residence address. But instead of following the law to get these cleaned up, they’re allowing them to stay on the voter roll essentially indefinitely. They do assuringly indicate they’re hoping to not let these registrations vote until they provide a valid residential address, even though that approach failed in 2012.”

It is often said that the definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results.

As reported earlier in the April 2014 article, “Florida: 3,000 Voter Registrations List a UPS Store as a Residence”, ineligible registration residence addresses by definition should not exist. Accordingly, Florida law provides a prompt and clear process to correct a voter’s residence address. And the law says if a voter does not respond to the supervisor’s contacts, “the supervisor shall make a final determination of the voter’s eligibility” (F.S. 98.075(7)(a)3).”

Swier brings up three points about the law:

1. The law says “shall.” It’s not optional. Yet somehow too many of our supervisors have too many excuses for making the wrong “final determination.”

2. If the supervisors were truly doing their jobs, they would have identified and cleared these registrations on their own during their 2013 non-Federal election “list maintenance” cycle.

3. Honestly, the F.S. 98.075(6) & (7) mandated process put into place in December 2013 requires far less than 4 months for an honorable supervisor to accomplish. Key word there being honorable.

The question is, what are these supervisors of elections paid to do? And why doesn’t the Florida media see fit to cover this? I can tell you why — and I think you know why.

But in the end, the losers are honest, law-abiding citizens in these Florida counties who believe in the integrity of the electoral process — a belief that was certainly lost in 2012 in St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties. And no one did a thing about it.

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klloch
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SOOOOOOOO being a very new resident of Walton county…trying to get all my registrations done so I’ll be ready…what can residents do in their county to pressure these folks to clean up the database???

wowlikewow
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Start a petition in your county, get as many signatures as possible, then take it to the elections supervisor, and demand the fix or you’ll demand their resignation!!!

lilyred
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Crickets

Hatty
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So, what can WE do about it?? Write the Supervisor of Elections in our county — I’m in Seminole? Can we bring a class action suit against the Supervisor of Elections? In my opinion, when voter fraud is present it compromises my LEGAL vote. Certainly there is something WE can do? I’m willing to help!!!

Tom Arneson
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Vote the supervisor of elections out of office

CarolineJenkins
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I’m in Volusia and we are not on the list’ but tell us what we can do to correct these violations of the law.

Gordon Waite
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Well written!

Gordon Waite
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Why do we allow violations of the law only when it benefits the democrats?

mswoz
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We only allow violations of the law if it benefits the wealthy. Republicrats and Democans demonize each other to take advantage of us every single time they can.

gregzimmerman007
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I think that you meant to say: Republicrats & Democants, woz. It’s clear that the biggest Democant outside the White House, Harry Reid, who is inside the Capitol in DC can’t do anything. It’s clear that he purposely does NOT want to do anything, thus he “can’t” do anything in the Senate. He is SITTING on 200+ House Republicrat bills meant to help We The People of the USA in terms of jobs, etc. but those bills simply CANNOT get to the POTUS for signature and into law IF Harry Reid, the obstructionist in chief of the senate doesn’t ever… Read more »
brian cecil
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Why is it always the wealthy you use as bait to divide the issues and people. I’d love to be wealthy as I believe everyone who isn’t would. Get real dude

mswoz
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Because the wealthy use straw man arguments like bullshit “voter fraud” and super divisive issues like abortion to wedge us apart and to distract us from the wholesale theft of what little wealth we had accrued before the subprime mortgage collapse (or the 90s tech crash or any time we all lose a third or more of our retirement savings). You would like to be wealthy… You most probably will not be. You are more likely to be struck by lightning while being attacked by a shark which is also being attacked by a much larger shark. Saying we should… Read more »
harrycobalt
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there were counties in ohio and pennsylvania in 2012 with more votes than registered voters,wouldn’t you say there was fraud

Babylonandon
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Judge Napolitano asks … What if Democracy is just a fraud?http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/07/24/what-if-democracy-is-fraud/

william C
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Florida, along with Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and California should have mandatory total recounts in every close federal, state and presidential elections. I am sure there are other states that could be added to the list, but these are the top five as far as I am concerned. Maryland, Virginia and N. Carolina come in a close second.

Tom Arneson
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I never could figure the recount, If you count all the voted two times and have two different totals what one is correct? the first or second ?

gregzimmerman007
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Or the average Tom? One definitely needs a very wise statistician, and an impartial one, to come up with the answer to that.

capn-gary
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Duval County…i.e. Jacksonville, has always been a hotbed of voter fraud. The city/county is run behind the scenes by the Southern Baptist Church, and they are, simply put, crooks. Jacksonville has the perfect arrangement to be THE richest city on the east coast of the United States, but they continually lose business to places like Savannah, Ga, etc. because the real bosses don’t want that kind of money flowing into the city. That would allow it to grow and be prosperous, and that is precisely what the ruling faction don’t want. It would take away their control of the masses,… Read more »
JenniferP
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With the current technology, we should require all votes except military be done the same day nationwide. This includes the primaries. That would stop the big states who refuse to banish the bad from the roles from having as much impact. It would give New Hampshire a break from the politicians, too.

mswoz
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How does that benefit anyone? The rich would love that so the poor would have even less representation. I can’t understand why the wealthy always vote in their best interest but the rest of us always vote our “conscious.” You republicans and democrats are all just sheep and you are being fleeced…

JenniferP
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Everyone would actually get a true voice. right now, the primaries are decided in 4 states, the other 46 would like more say in who is elected. I am speaking of primaries, where they are spread over several months. Many states never get a chance to voice support for the best of the lot at the outset. How does that benefit the rich? Who told you I belong to a party? Rude assumptions. Take a breath and think next time.

James Cook
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How does that benefit the rich?

mswoz
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By the amount of days that poor people can vote you effectively limit their ability to exercise that right. When poor districts have fewer voting machines and fewer poll workers and shorter hours than affluent districts it discourages those that would have voted. Voting should be an entire weekend and should be considered a national holiday.

James Cook
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8 mos later….I guess the answer to what data you have to support your claim is zero.

James Cook
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Follow up – what data or report do you have to back up your claim that poorer districts have fewer voting machines / personnel?

harrycobalt
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poor clayton county georgia has the same voting machines and hours as affluent roswell ga so how are the poor being discriminated against.the multiple days of voting makes it much easier to cast multiple votes. the law for federal elections sets election day as the first tuesday after the first monday in november, stick to it

bobbymike34
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Because the rich can fly their jetpacks to the polls DUH!

harrycobalt
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why show your petty jealousy because you aren’t smart enough to make money

bobbymike34
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You know that’s a joke right?

TJefferson44
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Mr. West, the honest citizens of those counties need to file a heavy lawsuit against these election “supervisors” for failing to perform their lawful function! Period!

mswoz
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So the homeless don’t deserve representation? White landowners aren’t the only people allowed to vote anymore West.

gregzimmerman007
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They aren’t homeless IF they register their “home” as the UPS building! They need to register their home address as the Park address where they have their tent pitched, or they must list the address of the hotel where they park their car every night to sleep. The problem you don’t want to acknowledge here mswoz, is that there is VOTER FRAUD going on in all these sites BECAUSE the people voting at the polls are NOT homeless… they are ILLEGAL ALIENS which don’t belong in the country but register at an ILLEGAL LOCATION where they do not live… and… Read more »
Neil Nicholas Nacchio Sr.
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Neil Nicholas Nacchio Sr.

No they don’t…if you don’t pay taxes take a hike.

mswoz
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Then most large American corporations don’t deserve representation either, since most large corporations don’t pay taxes.

handgunnar
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…and you’ve seen those tax returns, have you?

gregzimmerman007
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mswoz, you are a real idiot, aren’t you? corporations are “people” that only “vote” with money… which has been determined to be part of their first amendment “freedom of speech” RIGHT under the U.S. Constitution, whether you like it or not.

furthermore, they don’t actually “vote” at the polls now do they? you don’t see IBM rolling in to cast it’s vote on election day, do you? IDIOT.

Jeff Lukens
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Mr. West, the author of the piece in April, and the recent one, is Gregg Prentice. It was posted on Rich Swier’s website. Credit should go to Gregg Prentice.

gregzimmerman007
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Now, what i absolutely LOVE is how the Liberals perseverate on the George W. Bush election which he won because of the “FACT” that the Republican Party committed “VOTER FRAUD” in the wonderful, warm state of FLORIDA (and the Liberals STILL think this is true… *cough, ahem*… i mean “FACT”!!!) What i LOVE about their “FACTS” is how, like all their little factoids and “facts”, they never really seem to be that… “facts”… or, if they are “facts” then their facts are based on LIES instead of truths. FOR EXAMPLE: i LOVE the FACT that they claim Bush II won… Read more »
MYillegalsGetFreeBenefits
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MYillegalsGetFreeBenefits

Only way the communist can win is cheating.

Earl Lee
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Why are u still complaining allen west…you are too afraid to run for president so you’ve lost your right to complain!!

Earl Lee
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Have any of you LOONS ever done a search on the voter fraud stats? Please stop with this voter fraud crap. You lose national elections not because of fraud but because of the policies! You push the people you need to win a national election away from the party and yet still believe you can win with the OLDER WHITE VOTE. If you win in november you will declare that a VICTORY but with all the gerrymandering…is it really?

David Langley
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Oh sure. America voted to stab all of our allies in the back and send billions of dollars to our enemies. America voted to walk hundreds of thousands of assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels. America voted to cut Veteran benefits, but provide unlimited funds and services for immigrants and the Democratic vote plantation. Obama and the even the more American Democrats never run on their policies, they only attack Republicans and promise their voting block more money from OLD WHITES.
Here’s a search for ya:

https://www.google.com/search?q=voter+fraud+in+detroit&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb

Fandaanx
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You tell em, Obama did not win because he was the most qualified because he was far from it. Obama won because he was “COOL”, when the average voter is asked why did you vote for Obama the number one response is because he is cool.

Out found fathers were correct, the general population is to stupid to vote for a president. No one should ever win just because they are pro-choice, or pro-life, or because they are cool. I believe there is far more to running this country that some stupid half-ass crap like that.

Earl Lee
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The point is HE WON! Republicans can’t win with the older white vote…You’ll find out in 2016 the hard way!

Colleen Posadas
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Killing babies in(and out) of the womb stupid half-assed crap? You are lost.

George Lewis
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It makes me so sad that my second most loved State is so corrupted that they have their own mafia. I should have seen it the time the ballots couldn’t be counted correctly. Something must be done by some honest people to get the ballot box is a sacred thing that is the only citizens can rely on.

Fandaanx
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Both parties do it, and have been doing it for over 150 years. Nothing new here, both parties will continue to do it. Next election boils down to who can cheat the best.

Isabella1709
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If both parties do it explain why Republicans are 100% for photo ID’s for voting? Not just for registration…for presenting your photo ID at the poll to prove you are the person listed on the registration lists.

Earl Lee
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Maybe because republicans can’t win a nation election on their POLICIES so they make it harder for people to vote!

disqus_Y38bxN0VuX
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Demos can’t win without buying votes and a little fraud on the side helps too…

Earl Lee
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LOL!!! Nah….you people just loose because the majority of america does not go along with your WACKY policies!

Kitten
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Prove both parties do it.

David Langley
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I hear story after story of fraudulent and criminal activity surrounding elections in Democratic-controlled voting districts that always helps Democrats. With the rabidly anti-Conservative and anti-Republican media looking for any story they can find to cast a negative light on any non-Democrat or that will take attention away from the latest Obama scandal, its hard to believe we would hear nothing about voter fraud being ignored in Republican run districts. When your only response to an accusation of illegal activity by your ideological masters is, “everybody does it”, you have proven that you serve ideology over what’s right or wrong.

MotherBatherick
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That must be one heck of a large UPS store! Their names ought to be reported to the FBI and investigated for fraud other than just voter fraud. Chances are, they have stolen ID’s and have applied for credit, licenses or even home mortgages with stolen identities. Fraud reports need to be submitted on each and every one of them.

D W
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No doubt, the Democrats are planning some major fraud this November.

Kitten
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When the ballot becomes compromised then the Republic is lost.

Liberty4all
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Col.West: Consult a Florida attorney re: the extraordinary remedy of Writ of Mandamus.
If a government official’s action is ministerial (ie not involving judgement, as in “the commissioner SHALL”) then a judge may issue a writ ordering the govt minister to perform the mandated act. The judge can only order that the commissioners make the final determination (ie perform their duty) but cannot order the commissioner to make any specific determination., since that is a non-ministerial act requiring the official to exercise judgement.

ExNYer1995
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As a Floridian who lives less than a mile north of the Saint Lucie border, it pained me to witness some of the tactics used down there in the 2012 election. Thank you, Lt. Col. West, for your service – and for all your efforts to clean up the (crooked) mess that is Florida politics.

Sgtsnuffy
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Well the DOJ is covering for them. Anybody that has made known they want this fixed probably has been threatened with SWATing where a justified shooting just might happen, you know how hectic things get when flash bangs are going off, somebody just might get accidentally shot. As long as Democrat Progressive control an area it will never ever get fixed.

Bob Honiker
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Is Oliphant still running things down there?

shoppegirl
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Dems always vote twice if they can, and they can.