A Case Study in Real Life Voter Fraud and suppression – Pinellas County FL

A Case Study in Real Life Voter Fraud

Today, while I watched the deplorables walk away with another election in Florida I also struck up a conversation with a man standing next to me about voting. He told me he was denied a vote even though he has been an active voter and is registered correctly. I asked him and he showed me his State ID and his voters registration card with his polling location information printed on it.

The Story

His story is that an election official told him (at his polling location) that if he wanted to vote he needed to head to another location. The reasoning was that he was not registered at the location printed on his card. Unfortunately (or was it by design) he was not able to make it to the polling place before it closed. In this way, he was denied his right to vote. He told me that he has been registered since 2008 and indeed he had voted for Obama as his first act as a voter. He also had voted in the 2016 election using the address and polling place on his card. So it seemed odd to me that his polling location had changed. I offered to help him out and get him registered correctly. We proceeded to look up his registration on the State’s website and were greeted by some nasty surprises.

According to the state he was registered at the same address on his ID and his polling location is the same location listed on his voter ID card
According to the state he was registered at the same address on his ID and his polling location is the same location listed on his voter ID card

According to the state he was registered at the same address on his ID and his polling location is the same location listed on his voter ID card. We also looked him up on the Pinellas County supervisor of elections website.

The county supervisor of election website gave this message when we looked him up.

"Voter record was not found in Pinellas County or is protected from public disclosure. Contact the Supervisor of Elections office or do a statewide search"
Voter record was not found in Pinellas County or is protected from public disclosure. Contact the Supervisor of Elections office or do a statewide search

Of course, we looked him up there and he is listed as an active voter.

To report election fuckery, be sure to visit and then call the Election Protection Coalition.  Follow the steps below.

  1. Insist on a provisional Ballot.
  2. Visit Election Protection Coalition
  3. Call: 866-OUR-VOTE or Text “Our Vote” to 97779

Once the election is certified by the state (justly or not) it’s over. Your vote will not count. If you are reading this in 2020 and you are told to go somewhere else to vote and you are certain you are in the right place. Insist on speaking to a manager and filling out a provisional ballot

The Problem

There is no problem with people voting using a false identity. Undocumented immigrants are not voting. That is a smokescreen blown up the asses of deplorable to get their support for racist voter ID laws. The problem is suppression; the problem is mysterious problems with your registration or your minority neighborhood polling location closing. On my facebook post about this I was told that two black voters were told the same thing (the person this article is about is hispanic) and one other person said this:

"My address somehow was off by one digit (never changed) and I had to put in for an address change for my correct one. Then, they said my status was 'inactive' although I just voted in 2016. Something is glitching."
“My address somehow was off by one digit (never changed) and I had to put in for an address change for my correct one. Then, they said my status was ‘inactive’ although I just voted in 2016. Something is glitching.”

I found out earlier this week that my own vote in the 2010 election was not counted and I have no idea why. I only found out because I was mailed a voter report card by an NGO.

What can you do?

  • Register yearly and vote as early as possible. This is really only available to the privileged, but do it if you can.
  • Help your friends and loved ones register and vote early every single year.
  • Don’t vote deplorable.

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