Sunday, March 26, 2017

Rep. Emily Slosberg and HB 7021

Rep. Emily Slosberg’s proposed vote-by-mail reform amendment:
“Any candidate, person acting on behalf of a candidate, or member of a political committee, group, or organization who is present in the residence of an elector while he or she marks or designates a choice on the ballot for the purpose of intimidating the elector or soliciting the elector’s vote is guilty of a felony of the third degree.”

What The Palm Beach Post reported:
Two Democrats, Mack Bernard and Al Jacquet, took advantage of gaping holes in Florida’s vote-by-mail laws to pressure and cajole voters in their living rooms. In one case, a blind voter said Bernard filled out and signed his ballot. High numbers of absentee votes propelled both candidates to victory.

What Rep Slosberg told me:
From: Slosberg, Emily [] Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:39 AM To: Subject: Re: HB 7021
Hi Lynn, Thanks. I filed it in a quick response to the Palm Beach Post. I want to work on the language a little more and make sure it is right.

What's the next step?
To refine her amendment--try to close the loopholes and stop any tampering.

Read the Post article...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good for Slosberg taking a stand on this. Hope she can move it forward. We have enough corruption here.