Thursday, September 15, 2011

Technology is WAY Ahead of the Elections Department. By Geniusofdespair

I can get anyone's signature online - it is easy. If I were a loathsome person trying to steal absentee ballots and forge signatures on them, it wouldn't be too hard. But then, I don't think you have to worry too much about copying the signature. The Elections Department thinks that sending it to your address is good enough security. In their attempt to make every vote count, Elections leans over backwards for absentee ballots. If I go to vote on election day, I have to sign AND bring I.D. For absentees you have to get close to the signature...or maybe not even that. There is no way for anyone to check how close you have to be without a court order - you aren't allowed to see the signatures in the database, even your OWN signature. Isn't that odd that I can view anyone's signature online but I can't look at it on the Election's database? That is a recent law passed by our Republican legislators. And, the Republicans in the legislature did away with requiring 2 witness signatures on absentee ballots (how we were finding fraud was because of the witnesses - Humberto Hernandez case).

As punishment, in the future if you're a Republican returning an absentee ballot, I want to see a thumb print on that sucker. And Pubs: Be sure to put your correct date of birth on your Facebook Page.


Absentee Ballot Skeptic said...

Heck, some of the certification envelopes that I saw had "white-out" over signatures and new signatures on top.

Did the ballot broker's signatory forget who he/she was supposed to be?

It didn't matter if they had a brain fart, The ballot was accepted and counted.

Other envelopes, with the penciled X where the signature goes, I suspect other things in play. In cases like that, I have images of seniors having people hovering over them hissing in their ears "Hurry up, I don't have all day. Sign it or you don't get your gift"

Anonymous said...

Elections Supervisor Lester Sola needs to be fired. He is part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Diggy said...

Do you seriously believe that absentee ballot fraud is only committed by Republicans? If so, you have lost me. Absentee ballot fraud is committed by operatives in both parties.

The most recent instance of an arrest for absentee ballot fraud was last year's arrest of Daytona Beach Commissioner Derrick Henry and his campaign manager, both Democrats.

Read about it here:

Geniusofdespair said...

No: look what I wrote:
"That is a recent law passed by our Republican legislators." (we can't look at data bases)

And besides that Law:

They changed the law about 2 witnesses must be on absentee ballots. (That is how we had been getting fraud.)

I am targeting Pubs because of their BAD lawmaking that HURT the system and makes finding and prosecuting fraud impossible.

Anonymous said...

You lose credibility when you focus on Republicans. The term "Pubs" is also quite odd and appears disrespectful.

You do realize that the two commissioners (Sosa and Suarez) who you think might help your cause as well as the Mayor are all Republicans, right?

Geniusofdespair said...

Of course I know they are all Pubs and what is the difference between calling democrats Dems and Republicans Pubs? Disrespectful? Get a grip...They know me.

Anonymous said...

"Pubs" is too close to "pubes." I believe in calling people what they want to be called. If Republicans don't want to be called "pubs," I would drop it.

You have a good cause in the absentee ballot fraud issue. Don't lose momentum by turning it into a partisan matter.

Geniusofdespair said...

Are you kidding? If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.

Anonymous said...

Can you cite anyone else in the world who substitutes the term "Pubs" for Republicans?

Geniusofdespair said...

Do I care? No. Pubs is my nickname and I an sticking to it! I don't care who doesn't like it. My blog, my nickname.