UPDATING: Certified GOP Poll Watchers Turned Away in Florida

Follow-up to come

Scroll down for Update at 4:35pm CT

Original post: November 6, 2012, 12:52 pm

Certified Republican poll watchers are being turned away [by poll judges] throughout Broward County, Florida. This Facebook post from one such poll watcher, Diane Sori spells it out very well.

Ok guys you are NOT going to believe this…at 5:30am I went to the poll I was assigned to to set-up signs and to start my duties as the poll watcher, which includes checking the tapes to make sure the tabulation machines start at zero. I brought all my documentation with me to prove my certification as poll watcher (my badge and official letter from the SOE certifying me as the poll watcher for said precinct).

I went to the clerk to sign in and showed her all my credentials at which point she said she did NOT have my name of the poll watchers roll. I said NO way, here’s my letter of certification directly from the SOE, and to please recheck the list and could I please see the list as maybe my name was spelled wrong, to which she replied NO! She then called the SOE office and asked whomever was on the other end what to do since my name was NOT on the list even though I had the official letter stating I was. She then snickered to whomever was on the other end, said I’m NOT on the list and if I do NOT leave the premises IMMEDIATELY that she would call the police to remove me!

I left and IMMEDIATELY contacted the Republican Command Center in Tampa and our local Republican command forces. And here’s the kicker…what happened to me is happening throughout precincts in Broward County (including to our BREC president)…the Dems are being let in to poll watch but almost half of the certified Republicans are now ‘suddenly’ NOT on the list!

So my precinct had NO Republican poll watcher on the premise all morning and early this afternoon. I am going back there now to see what happens when I try again as I just this minute got a call that the lists have now been ‘adjusted’ (voting time is now over half over) so let’s see what happens and if that’s even true.

Of course official reports have been filed and rest assured when this is over heads will roll.

This was corroborated by others, commenting below that post:

JD Curtis I didn’t have the paperwork from the SOE. I lasted an hour and a half. They had a list of poll watchers and i wasn’t on it.

Whitkeane Musicman Happened to me too!! They said finally that I was supposed to be at a poll almost 3 hours away from here where I was assigned….major BS!!

Further comments show similar problems in Pennsylvania:

J.b. Williams http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/06/judge-issuing-order-to-reinstate-booted-philadelphia-election-officials/

Funny business in Philly: GOP officials booted, Black Panthers return — and Obama at polling site?


A Pennsylvania judge is issuing an order to reinstate Republican election offici…See More

Elizabeth Molitor Rozsa This is also happening in PA-a judge forced the Ds to let the Rs back in to the polling places! I guess this is how they will roll. Hopefully there is a judge there who will do the same thing. Thank you Diane!

Tom Thomasson Rush L… Same happened in Philly!! Organized Fraud

Further comments of note:

Caroline Snyder SHARED!! This has been my fear all along.. we saw it in Britain when CARDBOARD ballot boxes were introduced, pencils were substituted for ballpoint pens.. ballots were changed wholesale as ballot box storage areas were broken into.. multiple voters were created and assigned fictional addresses.. the list could go on and on.

David Giffen sounds like the counties that this happened in all ballots should be checked and a major investigation started. No wonder Obummer is so confident over this election.

Aunt Sandy Hernadez Surely there has to be some recourse to all these shenanigans. This is why I have been fearing a victory for the tyrant. Unforturnately you cannot go to the DOJ. I can’t imagine what to do. How can we have polling places without watchers from all sides.

Our article was posted at FreeRepublic.com. Here is a salient comment to it.

I was a poll watcher in NYS for quite a few elections and as long as you had certification from the party (dimwits or Republican) you could have up to two Poll Watchers present from each party. All you needed was your certification from the campaign. If we were told to leave, we were told to immediately call the police and campaign headquarters. The one time they tried to kick me out I did just that and the police arrived before the campaign (yeah, I know but police headquarters were right next door!) and I was told I had every right to be there and the poll workers that tried to kick me out were made to shut up. Eventually one of our local Board of Election guys showed up (A Democrat but a good guy) and told the poll workers if you go pushing watchers out that have a right to be here, this election site results will be invalidated. No problem after that.

This in lib NY! Why can’t other places get their act together… It’s because they don’t want to, it’s the only way they can win!

25 posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 2:35:12 PM by MacMattico

Two more pointed remarks in Free Republic:

For those who may not know Broward County, Florida Was probably the main county in Florida that was involved in the Gore/ Bush election fiasco of 2000. This is where the famous Dimple and Hanging chad vote fraud scam came from. This is where many a vote was manufactured in an attempt to win the 2000 election for Gore. Broward country is a cheating liberal stronghold comparing to Phili, Chicago, and the likes. Isn’t it just interesting how all these poll watching problems are happening only in these cheating leftist strongholds. You can bet that by the time the poll watchers are put back in place that 10’s of thousands of votes for the democrats have already been manufactured.

31 posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 2:44:17 PM by Revel


I’m [calling]  B/S here, I am so pissed off right now with how they [are] doing all of this and cheating and yet again I see most of the media is ignoring this.

The same tactics this widespread tells me that this came from the higher ups in the party.

44 posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 3:05:48 PM by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)

Certified GOP poll watchers are reportedly being turned away not only in Broward County, Florida; Philadelphia Pennsylvania; and in Ohio; also in Detroit, Michigan. Pulling this again from Free Republic:

GOP – Poll watcher in Detroit threatened with gun, 911 call rejected

The Washington Times ^ | 11/6/12 | Kerry Picket

Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 1:39:45 PM by markomalley

Tensions are high all over the country at the polls today. The Michigan Republican Party is alleging that a poll watcher in Detroit on Tuesday morning was threatened with a gun. According to the Michigan GOP the poll watcher’s 911 call was rejected. Below is a press release from Michigan Republican Party spokesman Matt Frendeway:

This morning, a legally credentialed poll watcher was threatened and intimidated while attempting to perform his legally allowed duties of observing the election process at precinct polling location 289 in Detroit. The poll watcher, a lawyer, was confronted by a voter in line, who demanded the poll watcher produce his credentials, which he did.

However, the voter said that wasn’t good enough and that he had “a badge and a gun” and told the poll watcher get out of the precinct. Rather than allow the situation to escalate, the poll watcher left before the voter produced a badge or brandished a gun. Fearing for his safety, the poll watcher exited and called 911, however the Detroit Police refused to respond to the call – neglecting the fact that a voter alleged to have a ‘badge’ and a ‘gun’ in a precinct, putting other voters at risk.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com

Update at 4:35pm CT

Diane Sori has just communicated with me. She told me she notified and discussed the problem with her Republican Party officials, tried to return to her polling place, and was turned away again. She relates that this is definitely happening in numerous Broward County polling places.

She has at this time, not called the police, which calls into question the instructions these GOP poll watchers have been given and the Republican management in that county.

She is going back a third time and promised me she would call the police, but not until she got there. It is important to get the police involved, for documentation and for applying confrontation to the situation, in addition to attempting to get justice on the spot.

We will continue to update this entry

 From the Facebook thread, emphasis added:

Bill Donahue This is it get on your knee and pray for this country. Then get up and go vote ! Call all your friends a get them out to vote.
Lets do this thing!!!

Obama & Chavez at Trinidad Summit, 2009, source unknown, possibly AP


  1. The problem is that Rolling heads won’t help a country saddled with four more years of Obama & the Libots know it. You should have stayed & let the jerk call the police as you are a certified poll watcher with credentials to prove it and leaving the area just leaves the USA Elections vulnerable to shenanigans.

  2. OK guys a fast follow-up to the above post by Arlen Williams…I went back to the poll I was assigned to, was again denied access, and again told to leave the premises. Can you say voter FRAUD!!!

  3. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick III (Ret.)

    Files A Formal Criminal Compliant With The FBI Against Barack Hussien Obama For The Commission Of TREASON.


  4. Same thing happened to me in Orlando – not on list. ALSO, despite the fact that I had voted early (the previous Wednesday) my name correctly did not appear on the voter list that I received from ORCA on Monday, November 5th, HOWEVER, it mysteriously appeared overnight as not having voted on election day. Can’t tell me it was a fluke. I want to know where my vote went.

  5. Time for those with standing (poll watchers) to sue – the County Election Commission, Police, County, City…get their attention, make them pay or take it up the ladder all the way to the Supreme Court. There are plenty of legal advice organizations who will take this on…

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