By: Brian Evans
Now, as if the Broward County voter fraud issues were not enough, the Palm Beach Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher has now refused to turn over their ballots for inspection, claiming that it is impossible to meet the 7pm deadline.
HOW HARD IS IT TO HAND OVER BALLOTS TO THE AUTHORITIES?
Even more concerning, she banned the Media and their cameras from the public ballot counting areas, and threatened to have them arrested.
RIVIERA BEACH — Breaking from normal practice, the Palm Beach County elections supervisor banned media from filming and photographing the high-profile midterm election ballot review process amid allegations of “incompetence” by Gov. Rick Scott.
Tensions flared Friday morning when Bucher threatened to have camera operators and newspaper reporters arrested for filming ballot tabulation as Palm Beach County. The meeting at least half a dozen television cameras and even more reporters as Palm Beach County is one of the last in Florida to report unofficial results in an election with three tight statewide races. Bucher accused several reporters of illegally taking pictures and videos of signatures on the envelopes of mail ballots.
Reporters repeatedly assured Bucher that they were filming the board members from a safe distance as they examined ballots and decided whether to toss or count them. Signatures were not visible in any Palm Beach Post photos.
Still, Bucher insisted that she’d bring officers to forcibly remove any member of the media who filmed the process.
Despite objections from reporters, the canvassing board insisted that the meeting not be filmed or photographed.
“There is no way the canvassing board can determine or ascertain what those cameras, those recording devices are recording,” said Judge August Bonavita, chair of the canvassing board. “We have to focus exclusively on what’s in front of us. We can’t pay attention to your cameras.”
Five Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies watched the meeting both from inside the room and behind the glass windows lead inside. Under threat of arrest and removal from the meeting, reporters shut down their cameras.
Bucher’s ban and threats were met with resistance by an NBC attorney, who called the camera ban…”illegal”. Also, Senator Marco Rubio said on Friday night that…
#PalmBeachCounty elections supervisor bans media cameras from public ballot counting & threatens them with arrest.How much more will it take to convince skeptics that what is happening in Palm Beach & #BrowardCounty is not a normal elections process?
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
It is time to STOP THE ELECTION FRAUD! Democrats claim that every vote counts, but they mean every illegal vote, even if it voids out REAL VOTES from REAL AMERICAN VOTERS! It is time to secure our election system from corruption, and to protect our Constitutional Republic!