Broward Supervisor of Elections Office (SOE) workers were oblivious as a Broward Democrat Party Official sat nearby handing out the official party palm card to voters at the Northwest Regional Library in Coral Springs. Florida law states all electioneering must be at least 150 feet from the entrance of a polling place. When setting up a polling place, one of the first things Broward SOE workers do is mark the 150 feet boundary.
On Sunday, REDBROWARD spotted Democratic National Committee Black Caucus Southern Regional Director Grace Carrington well within 150 feet of the library entrance. We watched as Carrington asked numerous voters if they wanted the offical Democratic Part card. Carrington sat in the shade while other candidates and volunteers melted in the 100 degree heat by the boundary set by SOE.
Carrington and two SOE workers convinced the supervisor on scene that Carrington was behind the line. Later, a disgruntled worker confirmed Carrington was violating the boundary. She moved further from entrance. Of course, Broward SOE workers were upset with REDBROWARD for pushing compliance with the law.
Last month, a political committee tied to Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton reported numerous contributions from a company owned by Marlon Bolton, records show. Since 2014, Marlon Bolton has owned and operated Forecast Holdings, LLC. State election reports show Forecast Holdings, LLC made four contributions to Residents United PAC during the month of December.
On December 1, 2021, Residents United PAC reported a $4,500 contribution from Bolton’s Forecast Holdings, LLC. On December 4th, Forecast Holdings, LLC made a $1,728.05 “in-kind” contribution to Residents United. The record shows the contribution consisted of “post cards and signs.”
On December 29, 2021 Forecast Holdings, LLC made another in-kind contribution to Residents United PAC consisting of $524.30 worth of postcards. On December 31st Residents United PAC reported a $518.95 in-kind contribution by Forecast Holdings, LLC for “eddms services” and yard signs.
“Every Door Direct Mail” (EDDMS) is a method to target mail to specific households.
Residents United PAC reported four expenditures in December 2021. Minuteman Press in Coral Springs received a $3,261.48 payment on December 7th for mailing services. On December 8th, Murry Robinson received a $500 payment for Get Out The Vote (GOTV) canvassing. Robinson is often employed by political campaigns supported by former Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness.
On December 9, 2021, Residents United PAC paid $1,000 to WZOP for radio advertising. According to its website, WZOP is “South Florida’s 24/7 Non-Commercial Caribbean Radio Station.” WZOP claims the City of Lauderhill and the City of Lauderdale Lakes are two of its sponsors.
These contributions were reported days following the Democrat primary for U.S. Congress District 20 where overwhelming favorite Dale Holness was beaten by political newcomer Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick by five votes.
Did Residents United PAC use Marlon Bolton’s contributions to aide Dale Holness’ lackluster campaign?
Last year, REDBROWARD exposed Marlon Bolton’s deep ties to Residents United PAC and other mysterious political committees involved in Broward elections.
REDBROWARD revealed a company tied to Marlon Bolton provided services to the 2020 campaign of Tamarac Commissioner Elvin Villalobos. State records show Carl K. Williams is the managing member of the company. The State records list P.O. Box 246164 in Pembroke Pines as the mailing address for Mojo Global Holdings.
State records list Carl Williams and the P.O. Box 246164 on the business records for New Convenant Ministeries International-Miami Florida. While the post office box is listed as its mailing address, since 2017, corporate records show the principal address of New Convenant Ministeries International-Miami Florida as 1625 S. State Road 7 in North Lauderdale.
Since 2015, the storefront at 1625 S. State Road 7 in North Lauderdale has been the principal address for Praise Experience Worldwide Outreach Church. This church is owned by Marlon Bolton.
Not only is Carl Williams a Bolton appointee to the City of Tamarac parks & recreation committee, new videos show Williams assisting Bolton during church services at his North Lauderdale church.
On April 12, 2019, Carl Williams created the “Go Tamarac Go PAC” using the P.O. Box 246164 mailing address. The only money listed in the Go Tamarac Go reports is a $1,750 contribution by the PAC’s treasurer Joseph Malucci. Tamarac campaign records show Malucci made contributions to Marlon Bolton’s campaign.
Also on April 12, 2019, Carl Williams formed the “Residents United PAC” using the P.O. Box 246164 address. On July 31, 2020, Residents United PAC received a $7,500 contribution from Exy Consultants at P.O. Box 451711 in Fort Lauderdale and a $1,000 contribution from Joseph Malucci.
But these contributions were not made by “Joseph Malucci.” There is no “Joseph Malucci.” They were made by Malucci Joseph, a Fort Lauderdale female who performs during services at Bolton’s Praise Experience Worldwide Outreach church.
In addition to her roles in Go Tamarac Go PAC and Residents United PAC, Malucci Joseph is the chairperson and treasurer of the Tallahassee based Conservative Governance PAC.
Why do so many parishioners of Marlon Bolton’s church end up opening political committees?
Trace Robinson another church associate of Marlon Bolton operates the mysterious Happy Feet Advertising company. REDBROWARD documented Marlon Bolton’s ties to Happy Feet and Robinson.
Marlon Bolton refuses to answer questions about his ties to these companies and political committees. Why would someone need so many cutouts to support local campaigns when Bolton could offer support in his own name?
How long will Marlon Bolton be allowed to act with impunity while flouting campaign rules and regulations?