Broward Politics – Fewer Early Voting Days; Late Night Campaign Calls

Dr. Brenda Snipes, Fewer Early Voting Days; James Fondo Late Night Robo Calls (SouthFloridaReporter composite)

Primary election day is August 30. Many of you may opt to take advantage of Early Voting sites which open today, Monday, and run till August 28 except in Broward County. What?

That’s correct, BrowardBeat.com‘s Buddy Nevins tells us why Broward voters will have to wait:

At 7 a.m. tomorrow (Monday) morning, early voting for the primary begins in Miami Dade County. At 10 a.m. it begins in Palm Beach County.

Voters in Broward County will have to wait until Saturday at 10 a.m. to start early voting.

Faith Based Events

The late start to early voting is another example of the ineptitude of Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes. 

Recent years have seen numerous missteps by Snipes that can only be described as anti-voter.

She refused to include return postage paid envelopes with mail ballots for years, forcing residents to pay over $1 to vote.

She has overseen elections with needlessly long lines at the polls. She found 1000 uncounted ballots days after an election. Her indecision has stymied attempts to build her much-needed an election machine warehouse for more than a decade.

Now she is denying voters by limiting early voting to nine days rather than 14 days.

There’s more to this story which is HERE

Dr. Snipes isn’t the only one upsetting Broward voters. According to another Buddy Nevins story, robocalls being made on behalf of Jim Fondo, a candidate for the office of Broward Sheriff, are being received well after 9 P.M..

Broward Sheriff candidate Jim Fondo went out of his way to annoy voters last week.

Robo calls promoting Fondo’s campaign have been pouring into Broward homes after 9:30 p.m.

Among those awoken by the calls were 100-year-old LottieAlbert, a beloved Democratic activist. Here is her daughter Doreen Albert’s  Facebook comment:

Doreen Albert

August 11 at 9:52pm · “I just received a robo call from James Fondo, it is 9:50PM, it woke Mom and scared me when the phone rang so late. How many more reasons do I need to vote for Scott Israel?”

Nevins story continues HERE.

What’s next for Broward voters? There are 84 days until November 8, so stay tuned.

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