Absentee Ballot Fraud – A Real Concern

“Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” — Attributed to  Josef Stalin.

It seems we have expanded the art of voter fraud in modern times with the option of voting by absentee ballot. Stephanie Kienzle of VotersOpinion.com has written a fascinating report of absentee ballot fraud in Hialeah and how our justice system was grossly deficient in administering punishment.  To read that piece, please click  here:  www.votersopinion.com/2013/10/08/dont-do-the-crime-if-you-cant-do-oh-wait-never-mind/

This strikes a nerve with us at the SIB Reporter. In the November 2012 local commission race between incumbent Commissioner George “Bud” Scholl and his opponent Harvey Busch, we raised concerns over the unusually high number of absentee ballots that were cast for Mr. Busch.  In spite of the fact that Commissioner Scholl won handily, scoring an impressive double digit victory, our November 9, 2012 article, “Informed Sunny Isles
Beach Voters Win In 2012” noted that “Though Commissioner Scholl carried three of four districts, Harvey Busch got more than half (54%) of the absentee votes.”  To revisit this article, click here:  http://sibreporter.net/2012/11/informed-sunny-isles-beach-voters-win-in-2012/.

Was there tampering in our local election?  We don’t know.  All we are doing is pointing out an interesting statistic and current trend as highlighted in Stephanie Kienzle’s article.  What we DO know is that SIB has a high percentage of voters who use their absentee ballots.  We warn SIB voters once more not to vote before you have heard from all candidates and to make sure that your ballot and that of the elderly is not handled by anyone associated with a campaign.

Be careful who you trust.  Vote tampering threatens the very freedoms and principles this country was founded on.

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