Judge Rules On Ballots

PUBLISHED: 1:00 PM 10 Nov 2018
UPDATED: 6:26 PM 10 Nov 2018

Judge Rules Against Broward County, Orders Transparency

In the secret counting of extra votes, Broward County has been ordered to turn over the documents involved.

A judge ruled that Broward County is breaking the law and they must disclose what's going on with the found votes.

A Broward County Judge has ruled in favor of Rick Scott, ordering that Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes must “allow immediate” viewing and copying of records.

The judge added that it must be completed by 7 p.m. last night.

Snipes was already guilty of destroying ballots in the 2016 congressional race. Many agree that her handling of this election has been both complicit and suspicious.

By late last night, attorneys for Scott said they didn’t get very far in their efforts to inspect the ballots, and although they did get the documents before 7 p.m., they couldn’t access them.

“We don’t know how many pages of documents,” said attorney Jessica Kopas. “We don’t know the quality of the production. We don’t know much at all.”

Scott’s lawyers waited outside the Supervisor of Elections office into the evening Friday waiting to get in and do their inspection. Then they were asked to return for their inspection at 10 a.m. Saturday.

“Did they tell you why not tonight?” Codd asked.

“Just logistics. Just logistics,” replied attorney William McCormick.

The lawsuit against Snipes argued that her office was withholding crucial voter information and blocked access to the office, despite a previous judge’s order. And given her behavior last night, it seems patently true.

At the emergency hearing on Friday, it was argued that it was “simple” public records request case ‘about access to Broward ballots, figuring out who voted, how they voted and how many votes have yet to be counted.’

“This information Supervisor of Elections should have already compiled and saved,” he added, “It should take 10 minutes to do.”

An attorney for Snipes argued she “never told them she wouldn’t provide the information.” Many people consider that a load of bull malarkey.

After the hearing, Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz responded and asked that she be removed from office.

“I’m calling for the Governor to place these offices in a state of receivership and there is a legal basis too do that because the Supervisor of Elections was violating the constitutional rights of Floridians,” Gaetz said.

Snipes’ attorney responded with more double talk.

“The judges’ ruling does not give any basis for Dr. Snipes stepping down,” Pettis said. “This is not a time for politics. This is a time for her to complete an election cycle and allow her to do her constitutional duty that she’s done for many many years.”

Many people point out that for “many many” years she done a very bad job.

Her illegal behavior is notorious.