Kirsters Baish| We all remember Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic Representative from Florida whose IT Aide cleared his phone before being arrested. While we would all love to simply forget about Wasserman Schultz, we cannot, as there is new evidence surfacing which may prove that she attempted to rig an election.
The Florida Democrat isn’t on anyone’s good side lately. As Conservative Tribune puts it, “Rank-and-file Democrats detest her for her god-awful handling of the Democratic National Committee’s top role — a position she was forced to resign from after email hacks and numerous scandals. The party’s left fringe believes Wasserman Schultz and her retinue have engaged in pretty sketchy behavior to keep them down.”
Those who supported socialist Senator Bernie Sanders tend to create stories here and there, but it’s looking like this “conspiracy theory” may actually have some truth to it.
There are some pretty strict laws in place in the state of Florida when it comes to the issue of public transparency. Debbie Wasserman Schultz won with 58 percent of the vote in the 2016 election, which meant that her challenger, Tim Canova, had every right to request a recount. The issue was that after a lot of putting it off, the ballots turned out to have been ruined. Something smells awfully fishy here, and by fishy, I mean illegal.
The story made its rounds through the United States court system. On Friday, the judge on the case ruled that the “elections supervisor in Florida’s second-most populous county broke state and federal law by unlawfully destroying ballots cast in Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s 2016 Democratic primary … in a case brought by the congresswoman’s challenger who wanted to check for voting irregularities,” as written by Politico.
We just won our lawsuit on summary judgment. Court ruled that Broward Supervisor of Elections illegally destroyed all paper ballots in our primary against @DWStweets. We are walking the walk on election Integrity & need your help now, small donations at https://t.co/93JqKJImOr pic.twitter.com/lgfLDpiMoo
— Tim Canova (@Tim_Canova) May 14, 2018
Brenda Snipes, the Broward County Election Supervisor, has been criticized harshly since the incident took place. It’s looking like what went down in 2016 is going to make her life now a lot harder.
The office of Florida Governor Rick Scott released a statement which read, “During the upcoming election, the Department of State will send a Florida elections expert from the Division of Elections to Supervisor Snipes’ office to ensure that all laws are followed so the citizens of Broward County can have the efficient, properly run election they deserve.”
Neither Snipes or her lawyer have commented on the ruling. It’s important to remember that Snipes was given her job 15 years ago. This was only when her predecessor messed up during the 2002 Democrat gubernatorial primary.
So, Snipes has been doing her job for 15 years and doesn’t understand that destroying ballots is illegal? I find that hard to believe. To be perfectly fair, Snipes did claim that she signed a certification by accident which stated that there were no pending cases that involved the ballots. She insisted that the entire thing was a “mistake,” claiming that “nothing on my part that was intentional.” Which is why she still has her job, of course.
We will update as soon as we have more information.