|Katherine Fernandez Rundle, too busy rounding up cat killers to stop Absentee Ballot Fraud.|
This quote irritated me the most in Pat Mazzei's article in the Miami Herald Saturday:
For our State Attorney to acknowledge that, while not having done anything substantial to stop it in 20 years on the job, is criminal. In fact, under her reign absentee ballots fraud has sky-rocketed out of control. The Miami Herald's investigation led to the discovery that Garcia's staffers were the ones who tried to submit a couple of thousand phantom absentee ballot to the Elections Department, not Rundle's investigators.
“Historically, absentee voting is the source of all voter fraud”
Said by: State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle
A cottage industry of ballot brokers has grown up around absentee ballot collection. Absentee ballot collection even has a reigning Queen: Republican political operative Sasha Tirador (Who is a close friend of disgraced David Rivera, also known for absentee ballot collection).
"Garcia blamed the region’s rough-and-tumble politics..." for what happened with his aides. YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING. The theft of our votes shouldn't be minimized, written off as "politics as usual." Our vote is sacred to each of us.
And what has Mayor Gimenez done to help? First he denied hiring the Boletera seen lurking in his office before she was arrested. Then he created a voter task force after the election and puts - of all people - Lynda Bell on it. Lynda Bell was working out of David Rivera's office for a while during her campaign and the rumor is Rivera ran her absentee ballots. How did she win her election: ON ABSENTEE BALLOTS. What County Commissioner had her name in the indicted Boletera's book: Lynda Bell. Coincidence? What was the Mayor thinking?
Back to our State Attorney: Rundle should be at the bully pulpit every single day begging the Legislature to change the laws on absentee ballots. She should be leading the charge to each and every Election Department head in the State of Florida to get on board with reform. Her lukewarm response for 2 decades, to a problem she fully acknowledges makes me want to puke.
Has anyone thanked the Miami Herald for uncovering the local IP addresses? pmazzei@MiamiHerald.com
And by the way, I don't want these vindictive, stinkin' politicians having my date of birth. Will someone make the elections department stop giving our dates of birth to candidates?
Let's not do absentee ballots anymore for the general public because they just don't work.