Statutes Violated in Broward & Palm Beach Counties

In the first part of my voter fraud in Florida story, I depicted the various types of voter fraud that exist. and highlighted specific actions taken in Palm Beach and Broward Counties that arise to the level of voter fraud by both Supervisors of Elections. In this story, I’ll highlight the specific violations under Florida law. 

This all falls under the heading of ELECTION CODE: VIOLATIONS; PENALTIES.

These are all of the statues that apply to the fraud that is knowingly been committed to date: 

  • Vote-by-mail ballots and voting; violations. (2) Any person who marks or designates a choice on the ballot of another person, except as provided in s. 101.051, s. 101.655, or s. 101.661, is guilty of a felony of the third degree 

Both Broward and Palm Beach Counties violated the mandate to have canvassing boards determine the remedy for addressing damaged and/or unclear votes for mail-in ballots. Instead, setting their own standards for repopulating replacement ballots on behalf of those voters.  

  • Violations; neglect of duty; corrupt practices. (1) Any official who willfully violates any of the provisions of this election code shall be excluded from the polls. Any election official who is excluded shall be replaced as provided in this code. (3) Any official who performs his or her duty as prescribed by this election code fraudulently or corruptly is guilty of a felony of the third degree 

Election code was immediately broken as mandated, accounting for early and mail-in votes didn’t take place. It continued when the updates from both counties didn’t occur at least every 45 minutes. Further with non-compliance with court orders and the illegal appropriation of damaged or unclear ballots/votes. 

  • Intermingling ballots. Whoever willfully places any ballot in the ballot box except as properly voted by electors, or willfully intermingles any other ballots which have not been duly received during the election with the ballots which are voted by the electors, is guilty of a felony of the third degree 

Brenda Snipes personally did just that. She added 22 ballots that’d been disqualified into a qualifying batch of votes and counting all of them, and that’s just what we know about. 

If you’re keeping track both Brenda Snipes and Susan Bucher violated the first two and Brenda Snipes the third as well. It’s possible there could be multiple counts under each violation as well. But, at a minimum, two third-degree felonies for voter fraud, aka electoral fraud, were committed by Susan Bucher and three by Brenda Snipes.  

In Florida, third-degree felonies are punishable by up to five years in prison, five years' probation and a $5,000 fine. It’s important that we have accountability under the law. A message must be sent loud and clear that electoral misconduct will not be tolerated. Brenda Snipes and Susan Bucher need to be pursued for all illegal conduct as the first step to restoring confidence in our elections. 

That’s the only question at the end of this process. None of this even accounts for the recent revelations that the Florida Democratic Party contacted voters to alter ballots after the election. Will we have accountability? That’s the only question. Voter fraud happened.  

Photo by: MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images

 

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