Anatomy of a Broward County voter

Anatomy of a Broward County voter
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Out of the noise emanating from both sides of the aisle as election officials in Florida work to get a fair and accurate vote total out of Broward County, one immutable truth emerges. Not all of the votes are valid, and among those that aren’t are cases in which fraud was clearly committed.

One such case is the voter registration form and primary ballot of one Paul Padova, of Hollywood, Fla. We know from Mr. Padova’s registration form that he was born on Aug. 18, 1914 and that he is a registered Democrat.

We know from his primary ballot that he voted on Aug. 28, 2018. We can also determine from the “A” on his ballot, which is short for “absentee,” that he voted by mail. Finally, we can tell this is the same Paul Padova by virtue of his voter ID number, which matches the number on the registration form.

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The last bit of relevant documentation for Mr. Padova comes by way of the Social Security Death Index, which reveals that the Paul Padova born on Aug. 18, 1914 died on June 18, 2005.

How Padova managed to vote in a primary 13 years after he died is a question for the ages. But since the name of the county supervisor of elections, Brenda Snipes, has become well known in recent days, perhaps she would like to hazard a guess at how this miracle was accomplished.

(h/t Twitter user Yig)

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Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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