9.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Mail Ballot Fraud and Mishandling in Florida

Mail Ballot Fraud and Mishandling in Florida

While the election results in Florida yesterday did not end up being close, mail ballot fraud and the outright mishandling of mail ballots in Broward County could have damaged the integrity of the election in a meaningful way had the vote been closer, and they certainly shook voters’ confidence in…

4.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on 16 Election Issues to Watch

16 Election Issues to Watch

electiononlineWeekly posted a list of sixteen key issues to watch regarding the election:   Although millions of voters have already cast their ballots either through early voting, absentee voting or vote-by-mail, millions more will head to the polls on November 8 and cast their ballot for the 45th president of…

3.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on 83 Mail Ballots Sent to One Address in California

83 Mail Ballots Sent to One Address in California

Either through fraud or a “system error,” 83 mail ballots were sent to a two-bedroom apartment with a single inhabitant in California:   Jerry Mosna was gardening outside his San Pedro, Calif., home Saturday when he noticed something odd: Two stacks of 2016 ballots on his mailbox. The 83 ballots,…

2.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Florida GOP threatens to sue Broward County over lack of sunshine of mail ballot counting

Florida GOP threatens to sue Broward County over lack of sunshine of mail ballot counting

Things are heating up in the Sunshine State as Florida Republicans have sent a notice letter to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections threatening to sue over the lack of transparency in the handling of mail ballots and refusal to allow observation of the process.  The letter states that the office is only…

1.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Days before the Election, Arizona Absentee Ballot Harvesting Law at the 9th Circuit

Days before the Election, Arizona Absentee Ballot Harvesting Law at the 9th Circuit

In case you weren’t following it, the Arizona v. Feldman case is still at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals with a last minute gasp request for en banc review of the case. The Purcell doctrine should be in play as we head into the last week of the election. If accepted by the Court and…

1.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Florida Mail Ballots Stolen and Fraudently Voted by Impersonators

Florida Mail Ballots Stolen and Fraudently Voted by Impersonators

In Seminole County, Florida, five voters discovered that their mail ballots had been stolen and fraudulently voted by impersonators.  At least one couple inquired to the county office on the status of their ballots and then told that their ballots had already been cast in their name.  An investigation is underway, but this…

31.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Two Arrests for Election Fraud in Florida

Two Arrests for Election Fraud in Florida

Two recent arrests for election fraud in Florida demonstrate the importance of having checks at every point of the process.  One was of a temporary election worker who was filling in blanks on mail-in ballots she was processing, and the other was a person hired by a non-profit to register…

31.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Behind the Scenes – Mail Ballot Processing

Behind the Scenes – Mail Ballot Processing

This fascinating behind the scenes view of mail ballot processing in Kern County, California, includes a description of the important signature verification process that protects against mail-in ballot fraud:   Across the room, under the surveillance cameras that document everything done in the Elections Division, computers loaded up all the…

25.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Miami Dade Supervisor of Elections Is Violating Election Law By Returning Mail Ballots to Early Voters

Miami Dade Supervisor of Elections Is Violating Election Law By Returning Mail Ballots to Early Voters

According to sources in Miami, the Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections is inexplicably violating Florida election law and increasing the election’s vulnerability to double voting.  By direction, poll workers are failing to “cancel and collect mail ballots” returned back to the early voting polling place by mail voters who decide to vote at an early voting site.  …