Fort Lauderdale Candidate Kenneth Cooper Violates Rules Multiple Times At Early Voting (VIDEO)

Since Kenneth Cooper’s bid to unseat Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis is not his first run for office, he should be quite familiar with the rules governing campaigns, right? Not so fast my friend. One of the basic rules of early voting is the line keeping candidates and volunteers a specific distance from the door of voting location.

When poll workers arrive before dawn, one of their first tasks is measuring 150 feet from the door of the polling place. The line is then marked with a sign and traffic cones. Any candidate or volunteer crossing the line is usually shamed by other campaigns to obey the rules.

On Monday, a Fort Lauderdale resident confronted Kenneth Cooper twice outside the Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale.

She captured each encounter on video.

In the first clip, Cooper tries to blame a voter and/or security guard for talking to him in no man’s land.

In the final clip, a Broward Supervisor Of Elections worker tells Ken Cooper to obey the rules.

And this guy wants to be Mayor of Fort Lauderdale?

Broward Early Voting Day One Totals

Numbers released by the Supervisor of Elections Office show nearly five thousand Broward voters took advantage of early voting. On the first day of voting, 4,626 residents voted in the August primary. The votes were spread out at twenty sites across the county.

The most votes (420) were cast at the Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale. The other top locations were the Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines, the Northwest Regional Library in Coral Springs, the West Regional Library in Plantation and the Davie/Cooper City Library.

The fewest votes were cast at the Parkland Community Center. Only 65 people voted.

David Brown Blasts Brenda Snipes For Early Voting Mistakes & Elections Office Lawyer

David Brown, Democrat candidate for Broward Supervisor of Elections, isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to the performance of his opponent. At a recent candidate forum in Plantation, Brown was highly-critical of Dr. Brenda Snipes’ performance of her official duties. Snipes was not present at the forum.

Brown blamed Snipes for Broward’s low voter turnout rates. He blasted Snipes’ acceptance of a $16,000 raise, vowing to decline any increase in salary until the turnout rate increases to the statewide average. Brown said Snipes has dropped the ball with early voting as well.

Brown said there is insufficient parking at early voting sites in western Broward. He said poll workers told him voters leave without casting a ballot because they cannot find a parking space at the Cooper City library.

Brown said Snipes was wrong to tout her early voting location at the the Coral Ridge Mall as a success. He said the Fort Lauderdale shopping center closed its doors an hour before voting was scheduled to end.

Brown said voters we left banging on doors on Sunday evening.

David Brown took a swipe at Snipes’ in-house lawyer, Burnadette Norris-Weeks for supporting local candidates.