Q&A of the Day – Combating Voter Fraud in South Florida – Part 1
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Today’s entry: My question to you.......what can we(I) do to make sure there is no cheating locally or nationally? Do I try to become a poll worker? Is there some organization or website to join? What are your suggestions? Maybe you can address it on your radio show? I know in some states there is no voter id and they are even considering voting by phone. The D's will do anything...including sell their soul to the devil to win Pres., House, or Senate.
Please address this on your show….I live in Broward County (Coconut Creek) Some local suggestions are good but also some ideas nationally…..and I’ll pass them on to my family and friends. I appreciate all you do.....keep on keeping on. God Bless.
Bottom Line: Voter fraud is as old as voting. That’s the good news/bad news aspect to this conversation. Your response to the concern is the most constructive. What can I do (to help insure fair elections)? The answer is a lot more than you may realize. First, it’s important to realize that however pervasive the problem may be in any cycle, and specific to your concerns about Democrats – that they’ll do anything to win, it didn’t keep Donald Trump from winning the Presidency and Republicans controlling Congress after the 2016 Presidential Election Cycle. Here at home in South Florida, during the 2018 cycle when we had evidenced fraud and unlawful vote tabulation in Broward and Palm Beach Counties - leading to the ouster of both supervisors of elections, it still wasn’t enough to keep Ron DeSantis from becoming governor and Rick Scott from filling the Senate seat held by Bill Nelson. It also wasn’t enough to keep George W. Bush from winning Florida, and thus the presidency in 2000.
When it comes to voter fraud, we don’t know what we don’t know but the best overview of what we’re up against that I’ve read is John Fund’s 2004 book Stealing Elections and 2008 follow up Who’s Counting? His work depicts the history of voting fraud across the country including specific examples of it in South Florida. Be mindful that voter fraud isn’t exclusive to any party, though the most notable examples that we can point to seem to suggest it’s most pervasive on the left – especially in South Florida. To that end, Fund’s big picture takeaway is an estimate that voter fraud benefits Democrats by approximately 1%. Not enough to swing most elections but enough to flip the closest elections. I’ll note that while the shenanigans were stopped in Broward and Palm Beach County in November of 2018 before a change in outcomes in Florida’s senate and governor’s race had occurred, the Agriculture Commissioner race had flipped. Matt Caldwell led Nikki Fried in that race when that last legally tabulated votes had occurred in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. I evidenced this extensively during the recount process in November of 2018 during my Voter Fraud in Florida series. So yes, voter fraud is a concern, no it’s not as pervasive as some might suspect, but we do need to be diligent in combating the threat going forward. I’ll pick up on that point in the second part of this story.