Sunday, March 25, 2018

We Can't Let The Wasserman Schultz Machine Steal The Election Again


Last December we tried untangling the mess of how Wasserman Schultz, one of the most loathed figures in American politics, managed to steal her reelection bid in 2016. It was Politico's Marc Caputo who broke the a story about how Brenda Snipes, a crooked Wasserman Schultz crony and ally and the Broward County elections chief, broke the law by destroying ballots cast in the tight primary election between Wasserman Schultz and Tim Canova after Canova sued to get access to the ballots. Canova, according to Caputo "wanted to inspect the optical-scan ballots cast in his Aug. 30 primary race against Wasserman Schultz because he had concerns about the integrity of the elections office."

This year, Canova is challenging Wasserman Schultz again, and mostly playing down his on-going lawsuit against the Broward Supervisor of Elections. He'd rather debate Wasserman Schultz on the core issues that inform his campaign-- from reversing income and wealth inequality, addressing Climate Change, regulating Wasserman Schultz's allies in the payday lending indutsry and developing "sensible, humane and comprehensive immigration reform" to curbing gun violence, Medicare-for-All, ending for-profit prisons, ending the war on drugs and campaign finance reform.

A few days ago, though, Canova did address the law suit so many of his supporters have asked about. "After our 2016 run against Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her corrupt political machine," he wrote, "a number of election integrity experts expressed serious concerns about the official results. Rather than ignoring their research, I decided to try to verify the vote by inspecting the ballots under Florida’s public records law."
All too often, election frauds are swept under the rug, especially when it’s establishment Democrats cheating progressive and grassroots Democrats. We saw this happen in state after state where Bernie Sanders and his campaign were cheated. In New York City alone, more than 200,000 citizens were purged from the voting rolls in the days prior to New York’s 2016 presidential primary. The New York City Board of Elections admitted to all this, and yet there’s been no real punishment for the massive fraud.

I was determined to shine a light on any corruption that may have rigged my own election results against Wasserman Schultz. I felt that I owed nothing less to the thousands of supporters who stepped up to make donations and volunteer their time to my campaign. So, when Dr. Brenda Snipes, the Broward Supervisor of Elections stonewalled our public records request, I filed a lawsuit last June to enforce our rights.

Incredibly, while the lawsuit was pending, the Supervisor destroyed all of our paper ballots in violation of federal law!

We must not let this scandal involving Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s own reelection be swept under the rug...

Earlier this week, we hand delivered a letter to the Florida Secretary of State, Ken Detzner, the state’s top elections official, informing him of the evidence uncovered in our lawsuit and urging him to conduct a full investigation into Dr. Snipes’ misconduct.

We also followed up with letters to hundreds of state and local elected officials and Democratic and Republican party leaders throughout Florida, urging them to join in our call for action.

  Goal ThermometerWe will not be silent or complicit in the frauds and riggings of our elections. This has not been easy. We have taken a lot of heat from the establishment and we have had to divert significant campaign resources to our lawsuit and inspection efforts. Meanwhile, Wasserman Schultz has quietly been raising hundreds of thousands of dollars from corporate interests.
Please consider helping Tim with this crucial primary-- ultimately the only way to hold Wasserman Schultz accountable for years and years of corruption and anti-democratic operations that have dragged the Democratic Party brand through the mud and slime. Please click on the Blue America congressional thermometer on the right and contribute what you can to Tim's entirely grassroots campaign. Let's send a message to the corrupt DC establishments of both parties that politicians like Wasserman Schultz aren't going to get away with it any longer.

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At 10:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how do we prevent this electoral theft? We already know that ballots aren't counted properly. We can no longer trust the courts, and they are powerless to enforce their rulings. The law enforcement agencies are little more than a protection racket for the 1%, and the legislators are all on the take.

We aren't far from fiat rule. The Oligarchy is preparing.


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