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Voter manipulation in Palm Beach shows how easy mail-in balloting can be abused
BizPacReview,com ^ | 5/27/2020 | Jon Dougherty

Posted on 05/27/2020 4:10:36 PM PDT by Jacvin

The ease with which two Democrat politicians in Palm Beach County, Florida, may have managed to manipulate and ‘encourage’ voters to support them in 2017 thanks to “gaping holes” in the state’s mail-in balloting lend credence to President Donald Trump’s growing concerns about implementing a similar system nationwide.

In recent weeks, congressional Democrats have been pushing a national vote-by-mail scheme as part of any new coronavirus relief bill, arguing that because of the pandemic it’s ‘too unsafe’ to require Americans to vote in person.

But Republicans and the president counter that the Democrats’ real motivation behind the push is to usher in a mail-in ballot system that can be systematically exploited in ways that allow their party to win key races and wrestle back complete control of Congress and the White House.

What happened in Palm Beach County, though, is a strong argument not only against mail-in balloting but requiring all voters to cast ballots in person and with proof of identification.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: ballotharvesting; ballots; electionfraud; florida; palmbeachcounty; votefrauddatabase; voteharvesting; voterfraud
Mail-in ballots are the best way to cheat.
1 posted on 05/27/2020 4:10:36 PM PDT by Jacvin
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To: Jacvin

The GOP can keep tap dancing around this and November 5 will be a massacre.

2 posted on 05/27/2020 4:33:54 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: Jacvin
From the article, this is all you need to know:As you may have guessed, Bernard, Taylor, Jaquet, and Furguson are all rats.
3 posted on 05/27/2020 4:39:38 PM PDT by upchuck (Windows 10 is just a fancy spying machine with troublesome, mandatory updates.)
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To: jaclyn; All
Regarding voting by mail fraud, PDJT evidently now has some common ground with Jerry Nadler.
Jerry Nadler in 2004: ‘Paper ballots are extremely susceptible to fraud’

Send "Orange Man Bad" federal and state government Democrats and RINOs home in November!

Supporting PDJT with new patriot federal and state government leaders that will promise to fully support his already excellent work for MAGA and stopping SARS-CoV-2 will effectively give fast-working Trump a "third term" in office imo.

4 posted on 05/27/2020 5:16:11 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Jacvin

Gee....I guess all of the bots, on tweeter, have missed this.

5 posted on 05/27/2020 5:17:32 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: Jacvin

My Niece worked for the Palam Beach government 10 or so years ago. They asked her to do things that were not legal, and she refused. Lost her job. Nothing to see here, move on!

6 posted on 05/27/2020 5:27:59 PM PDT by kickstart ("A gun is a tool. It is only as good or as bad as the man who uses it" . Alan Ladd in 'Shane')
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To: shanover
I think we lose in November. All the states with Trump majorities in the whole state have Democrat controlled big cities which report their vote totals after the rest of the state has reported. Then the city vote counters add as many new votes as are needed to ensure that the state has a majority for the Democrat. It has been done for half a century in a few states but will be rolled out to all fifty this year because the Democrats are so close to making the Revolution they will pull out all the stops in November. If they don't and trump gets another term then the system will be rationalized and voting will be much harder to crack the next time. If the Democrats "win" this year there will be no pretense of honest elections ever after. Elections will continue but will tend toward the 99% "wins" of Communist countries.
7 posted on 05/27/2020 5:52:32 PM PDT by arthurus (us covfefe cb)
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To: upchuck; SunkenCiv; Liz
You saw that too, eh:

— It seems likely that ballots were requested without the knowledge of voters. Paul Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher identified at least 300 ballot request forms that were possibly fraudulent, but she said she didn’t have any choice but to send ballots to voters.

— Barnard and Jacquet utilized daily updates sent by the elections office saying when ballots had been sent to voters. That allowed them to direct their campaign workers to those homes when ballots were hitting mailboxes. This, despite the fact that a Miami-Dade grand jury found in 2012 that campaigns ought not to be given that information because of the potential for fraud.

— After mail-in ballots were signed and sealed, voters told the Post they gave them to candidates or their campaign workers to take to the elections office (think California-style “ballot harvesting”), which disrupted the chain of custody.

It should be noted, according to the Post, that campaigns have sought out absentee voters and collected their ballots “for years,” but election lawyers, prosecutors, campaign strategists, and even a former Florida Supreme Court chief justice have all “roundly condemned” the practice of helping voters fill out ballots.

“That’s just a stupid thing for a candidate to do,” Gerald Kogan, who served on the Sunshine States’s high court for more than a decade. “Why on Earth would a candidate have to go into somebody’s house and watch them fill out a ballot?”

In both cases involving Bernard and Jacquet, in-person vote counts went to their opponents but mail-in balloting heavily favored them:

Bernard’s chief county commission opponent, incumbent Priscilla Taylor, had 768 more votes among people who went to the polls, but Bernard’s 1,287 absentee-vote edge put him over the top.

Jacquet, who, like Powell, once worked as a legislative aide for Bernard, lost at the polls to opponent Edwin Ferguson by 132 votes, but topped Ferguson in mail-in ballots by 1,167.

The two candidates, “working together,” both received almost half of their votes from mail-in ballots.

8 posted on 05/27/2020 8:50:03 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but ABCNNBCBS donates every hour, every night, every day of the year.)
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To: Robert A Cook PE
Thanks RACPE.

9 posted on 05/28/2020 10:32:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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