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A Florida Circuit judge ruled Friday that that the state’s second-most populous county violated state and federal laws by destroying ballots from a 2016 Democratic primary race which Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz won.

Circuit Judge Raag Singhal decided that the records were wrongly destroyed because the laws require elections offices to keep the ballots in federal elections for 22 months. Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes destroyed the ballots just after 12 months, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

The judge also noted that because the ballots were subject to a lawsuit, only a court order should have allowed their destruction.

Snipes “has not presented any evidence refuting that the public records sought were destroyed while this case was pending before this court,” Singhal said.

Gov. Rick Scott’s administration announced shortly after the ruling that Florida’s Department of State will send election experts to the Broward elections office in the next election to “to ensure that all laws are followed.”

Snipes’ predecessor was fired from the elections office by former Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida Senate after failing to ensure a smooth election process in the 2002 Democratic gubernatorial primary, according to Politico.

The lawsuit was brought by Tim Canova, the defeated Democratic primary candidate who sued the elections office after seeking to check for voting irregularities. He lost the primary race by nearly 7,000 votes to Wasserman Schultz, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Canova, who will be challenging the congresswoman again this year as an Independent, sought the paper ballots in March 2017, but was forced to sue three months later after he said Snipes failed to comply with the request and wanted to charge $72,000 to sort and produce the records, Politico reported.

Snipes testified that the push to destroy the ballots, which she did in September, was a “mistake,” adding that the boxes were mislabeled. She said “nothing on my part that was intentional.”

But the judge dismissed the argument, saying “Defendant’s lack of intent to destroy evidence while this case was pending is irrelevant.”

An attorney for Snipes, Burnadette Norris-Weeks, said she will appeal the decision because the elections office never declined to provide the ballots to Canova, only objected to unreasonable demands.

“It was a mistake [destroying the original ballots], but the ballots were preserved,” Norris-Weeks told the Sun-Sentinel. “They were scanned shortly after the election.”

Canova is now pushing for Snipes to lose her job.

“I think dismissal is an appropriate remedy,” Canova told the newspaper.

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Mary Byers May 18, 2018
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How about a revote then?
Mandy May 18, 2018
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Figures. Anyone tied in with the Clintons is trashy dirt.
David May 18, 2018
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Puts a whole new meaning to a FIXED election. Maybe she should get some jail time. ANYBODY with a lick of brains would know that anything considered to be evidence in a court case, especially when they were asked for, should be protected!!
Nick May 18, 2018
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Deep State is everywhere!!! The liberal demoncrat Nazi's party at work here!!!!!!!!!!!!Don’t forget the RINOs (Ryan, McShame , McConnell, Rubio , Romney, Sessions, Grahams etc..,) they’re just as bad! Drain the rat infested Swamp ASAP, President Trump!
jwood1952 May 18, 2018
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How is she even allowed to stay in Congress? She should have been fired for the foreigner BS alone, let alone all the improprieties she did during Hillary campaign.
dfinch May 17, 2018
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Perfect picture of incompetence. As a career banker it was the responsibility of each dept to destroy their own records after retention. It was also your responsibility to make sure items weren't mislabeled. If you errored it was instant dismissal. In my 42 years it never happened. Was Wasserman-Schultz involved in this? Maybe. She's been proven to be not the most honest person in politics
Dan Anderson May 17, 2018
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Interesting to see that "...lack of intent..." is popping up as a defense in these political corruption cases. Laws are being broken, and yet there are no consequences for the illegal behaviors. We need to erect gallows and stockades in the town squares again. Our legal system is not doing its job--perhaps because there is so much corruption in the judicial branch of our government (in addition to the legislative and executive branches...)
sue May 17, 2018
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That elections supervisor, Snipes, knew exactly what she was doing in destroying the original ballots. The "copies" could have been "editted."
Sharon Jeanguenat May 17, 2018
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It figures it happened in Broward County! The Broward cowards sure are making the headlines lately!
Wes May 17, 2018
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This is the typical Democrat candidate's effort to hide the evidence if it doesn't favor you. Hillary and others have stayed out of jail by doing this so if she could get away with it others will follow suit.
Karen May 17, 2018
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It is WELL past time we started holding these people accountable for the COUNTLESS wrongs they have done and are doing right now!!
Patriot May 17, 2018
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What do you know...Broward COunty (or should I say Coward County), where the dems rein or reign supreme. Same place Sheriff Israels cowards let 17 victims be massacred as they hid behind vehicles for protection; same place where Sheriff Israel lied and where pleas for help from a myriad of phone calls were ignored by this department; same place where school administration promoted "Promise Program" a dreamchild of OWEbama not to charge minorities to stop the truth of crime stats; the same place where the Coward County School Board and Superintendent were complicit in covering up the shooter's criminal background by moving the shooter from school to school. Tell me they're not corrupt Dems voted in by dumb libs who have no idea about law and order! Way past time to outlaw the stupidity of the Dems.
oconnor May 17, 2018
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Dems motto as usual; If you can't win fairly, screw'um, cheat !
Louis Galmarini May 17, 2018
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Deny and defer, deny and defer. Saul Alynski would have been SO proud of his students today...
quasimodo May 17, 2018
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yepjust like lois learner did not intend to destroy her har drive and hillary did not intend to store classified information on a bathroom server. people are dumb as a stump they continually allo democrats endanger us by failing to folow even the easiest of protocols. washed up crook shults is a disaster for this nation she allowed an unvetted pakastani national to have access to our nations secure servers and thenwhen he was busted uploading tons of files to a drop box account she tried to bully the DC police into turning over all the evidence to her so she could cover her own ass. this woman is a traitor and a danger to this nation she shoud be stripped of all national security clearances and prosecuted. when a democrat is involved in something you can bet money something fishy will be going on!
Ron May 17, 2018
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Perhaps if Federal, criminal charges were the result of such actions, matters such as vote accuracy and proper maintenance of ballots for specified periods of time, were taken more seriously. Until then the Democrats will continue to break laws, find ballots in the back of trunks, count illegal votes in same-day voter registration/vote states. etc...etc...ad nauseum.
Dig Bick May 17, 2018
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OK, this is just another democrat lie! AGAIN, and is "normal" for democrats. How do you know they were "mislabeled"? If you know they were mislabeled, then you had to know what was inside the so called "mislabeled" boxes, to assert that argument! If they were destroyed, then the labels were also destroyed. If the labels were destroyed, how can you say they were mislabeled. So, what is a fair "fix"? Snipes need to be fired! Period! AND, they should IMMEDIATELY CALL FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION! So sick of effing democrats just blatantly breaking the rules WITH NO CONSEQUENCES!
Robert May 17, 2018
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What else would You expect ? They're Dem-O-Craps.
Chuck May 17, 2018
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What else in new in Democratland?? C O R R U P T I O N Fire Snipes - no pension - she gets her payoffs from DNC, right? Same for DWS and her Paki boyfriend, the IT expert.
Lori Schmerler May 17, 2018
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Are you sick of the lies deceit yet ?
Tom May 17, 2018
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So Wasserman is victorious again. Of course she had nothing to do with it. It gets a little old when all this stuff is brought out in the open yet nothing ever happens. Why isn't she forced to resign. Ever wonder why Sanders never forced the issue with Hillary? Check his bank account.
Terry Anderson May 17, 2018
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Typical Lib Dem m.o..She sounds just like Hillary w her excuses.A well trained Lib Bot doing as told Schultz Rigged the Dem 2016 Primary for Hillary.No surprise she would have one of her mind numb boot lickers destroy evidence before it could be used against her.
Taken May 17, 2018
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The spider web keeps spinning but it’s not catching and devouring it’s prey.
Mike Dar May 17, 2018
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Cheating is a way of life for the left isn't it! And when they can't cheat well enough, then accuse the other side of cheating.. AFTER GETTING CAUGHT THEMSELVES!
Michae Terrell May 16, 2018
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Mislabeled? BULLSHIT! How hard was it to look in the boxes to verify the contents?
Steve Lee Reid May 16, 2018
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Democrats get away with murder
Scott May 16, 2018
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I'd love to see that bitch run out on a rail.
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