And we think these election counting folks are honest? This is how they cheat.
We must have a photo ID with fingerprint card and attach the ID TO THE BALLOT WHEN YOU VOTE. After you vote you pick up your card. That is the way it is done in Mexico.
We also must stop letting the Democrats and Republicans stop handling their own votes. Why not set up a Military group to handle the counting of ballots?
Retired Army Lt. Col. Busts Corrupt Broward Election Office Wide Open
November 15, 2018 11:59 am Politics
(TeaParty.org) – The eyes of the nation have been on Broward County, Florida this week as, once again, they are the center of a likely massive election fraud controversy.
If only every Floridian could be as diligent and dedicated to holding government officials accountable as retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Dave Lowry.
Lowry originally noticed something amiss with his absentee ballot during the 2000 election, when we first learned just how incompetent Broward County was.
“I voted by absentee ballot during the 2000 Presidential election. I had to,” Lowry explained in a commentary piece for The Washington Examiner.
“I was stationed at Fort Hood, Tex., and I sent my ballot via UPS to the office of the Broward County Supervisor of Elections. The reason I used UPS was that I had been away from home for three weeks of temporary duty in Washington before the election. I barely made it back in time in time to vote and send in my ballot,” he continued.
“Knowing it would be close, I sent my ballot via UPS. I tracked the package the entire way. It was delivered and signed for by someone named ‘Benson’ at 3:09pm on Tuesday, Nov 7, 2000. The legal deadline was 7p.m., so my ballot made it on time.”
Despite Lowry’s admirable diligence in making sure his ballot made it in on time…it wasn’t counted.
“Seven months later, I got a call from Chris Drew at the New York Times. He told me my name was on a list of thousands of voters whose absentee ballots had not been counted,” Lowry wrote. “My ballot, he informed me, had been stamped by Broward County as received nine days late, on Nov. 16, 2000. I was stunned by this revelation.”
The 2000 election had already been decided, but Lowry was nonetheless displeased to know his vote hadn’t been counted.
So he got to work setting things right, and it was an endeavor that would span many years to come.
“For the next four years, I tried to figure out what had happened. I made repeated requests for a copy of my ballot, but the office of the Broward County Supervisor of Elections delayed and stonewalled for a year and a half until the statute of limitations had expired.”
Lowry did not give up.
“On November 20, 2003, Jeb Bush suspended Broward Elections Supervisor Miriam Oliphant for incompetence,” he explained. “Late in 2003, after the two year statute of limitations expired, I finally received a xerox copy of the voided ballot. With that, and a multitude of other documents, I built my case. I presented it to the Florida Elections Commission during a public hearing in Tallahassee in 2004. They validated my claim and sent a letter to Brenda Snipes, the new Broward County Supervisor of Elections, asking that my ballot be officially opened and counted in the official result.”
“Brenda Snipes never responded to the letter. To date, my ballot has never been opened or counted.”
In his commentary piece, Lowry explains that he believes “thousands of Floridian absentee ballots from that election were fraudulently stamped with incorrect dates of receipt,” because they are typically sent via USPS, as opposed to UPS, like he did, where he was able to so closely track receipt of his ballot.
“With no tracking, the receiver can stamp them as ‘late’ without fear of being caught,” he says. “It’s the perfect crime.”
Lowry, however, makes no claims to whether this is a case of incompetence or corruption.
“I can’t speak to the motive. Some election workers might just be lazy. But let’s say an unscrupulous hyper-partisan entity decided to sort the ballots by party registration and decide which ballots to open and count, and which ones to mark ‘late’?” he wrote.
“My vote was stolen by some unscrupulous government servant. Unfortunately, Miriam Oliphant was never charged with a misdemeanor for stealing my vote, because she stonewalled and denied access to the evidence I needed to prove my case. Oliphant’s replacement, Dr. Brenda Snipes, took no action to count my vote. She just swept it under the rug.
“But I did succeed in proving that George W. Bush won by 538 votes, not 537. I guess that’s something.”
Just one vote, but one very big victory for justice.