If I had voted in this Miami Herald poll I would have been one of the 19%. Yes, I know it is extreme, and that I am agreeing with Joe Martinez and his attorney Stephen Cody, but the fraud in not going to stop otherwise. It is too ingrained in the local elections here. Something extreme needs to happen. You have to remember what Former Mayor Julio Robaina's Uncle said:
"Robaina admitted to police he picked up the ballots of seven or eight other people, according to an arrest affidavit, and told police that 'he will continue to do it.'"
I believe the arrogant sonofabitch - it will not stop. These ballot collectors are like cockroaches - you can't eradicate them. We can continue to legislate against the behavior but it will never stop. The expansion of absentee ballots (from people who can't get to polls, to the general public) just does not work. To boot, the people who get them don't need photo ID's - only people going to the polls need a photo ID to vote. How does that work for you? The rules for absentee voting are less stringent.
I agree with this paragraph from Joe Martinez's Complaint, except for the word I crossed out:
Declare, pursuant to Fla. Stat. § 86.011, that the August 14, 2012 Mayoral election was conducted in the presence of fraud and intentional wrongdoing; that there wasOur voting system is upside down and we need the fraud to end. Extreme measures are what it will take, besides all the lobbyists will have to cough up more money to fund their candidates yet again. How sweet is that? Maybe then the lobbyists will call for an end to the fraud, if that comes to pass the seas will part and it will FINALLY happen.
substantialnon-compliance with the essential requirements of the absentee voting law; and that the irregularities adversely affected the sanctity of the ballot and the integrity of the election.