Questions are being raised as to whether Palm Beach voters are being cheated of proper representation, when it was discovered that the both the Democrat and Republican candidates in last year’s primary used some extremely circumspect practices to secure votes.
Democratic Commissioner Mack Bernard and Rep. Al Jacquet allegedly engaged in activities that could have affected the election result, with candidates being accused of entering people’s homes, finding their ballots and filling them in themselves!
As reported in the Daily Caller:
The Post does assert that up to 300 absentee ballots were requested without the knowledge of the resident whose name was on the ballot. County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher asserted her office flagged each of those as potentially fraudulent but were forced to send the ballots anyway under current law.
The Post also established that election office workers sent information about when ballots were sent, and to what address they were sent to the candidates. That action was banned by a 2012 grand jury decision in Miami-Dade.
Once those ballots were filled in by the candidates themselves, they took the ballots and delivered them to the election office by hand.
Jaquet eventually lost by 132 votes, he did however manage to get over 1000 absentee vote more than Bernard. In a very strange occurrence, both candidates got more than 50% in absentee votes. This is highly anomalous and suspect.