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Stephanie Kienzle
citizen activist/blogger
Dead Man Voting

Every time a Democrat protests that there's absolutely no voter fraud, yet another story breaks denying that claim.  Most recently, Watchdog Wire reported that the organization known as True The Vote uncovered more than 25,000 registered voters in Florida who also are registered to vote in Ohio, New York and Rhode Island. In case anyone is paying attention, it's illegal to vote twice.  Even if it's in two different states.

It's also illegal to vote if you happen to be dead.  A friend of mine bought a home in Broward County in March of 2001. The following July, Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes sent a "2012 Redistricting Replacement Card" to a woman born in 1912, who must have previously lived at my friend's address.  If this woman is still alive, she would have just celebrated her 100th birthday. Dead or alive, she hasn't lived at my friend's address in more than 11 years. Obviously, Supervisor Snipes hasn't bothered to update her voter rolls in more than a decade.

Another friend who lives in Miami-Dade County tells me that every time the Elections Department issues new voter registration cards, he receives two -- for over 35 years. My friend actually has four names - a first, a middle and two last names. He wishes to remain anonymous, so I will call him Thomas Robert Smith Jones for the purpose of illustration. One card was issued to him in the name of T. Robert Jones, the other to Thomas Robert Smith. He tried contacting the Elections Department several times to correct the records, which would work for a while, but then two cards would be sent again. Last year, after trying to correct the official record, he received three cards! Two were issued as above. The third came in the name of Thomas Robert Smith-Jones.

He’s given up trying to get the Miami-Dade County Elections Department to get it right.

Technically, if he were so inclined, my friend could cast three votes on Nov. 6.  But he is an honest citizen who believes in upholding the U.S. Constitution.  Therefore, he only votes once. I commend him.

When it comes to the integrity of our election process, the system is clearly broken. I reported the two above instances to Mr. James O'Keefe of Project Veritas in the hopes that he will send representatives down here to help clean up our voter rolls. I realize he has his hands full and may not be able to do so in time for the election.

In the meantime, I'm writing this column and submitting it to the various agencies in charge of voter registrations, along with the promise to provide them with my friends' identities.

I'm crossing my fingers that something will be done.

I am not, however, holding my breath.

Stephanie Kienzle is a resident of North Miami Beach, and a longtime citizen activist/blogger.

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2012

by Dr. Radut.