Edison Jules, the International Man Of Mystery running for Broward Sheriff, has done the impossible. Jules made the phony “Black Judges Matter” endorsement card even more fake. On Thursday morning at the Broward Supervisor of Elections polling place, a Jules campaign worker handed this reporter a Jules business card and the “Black Judges Matter” card.
Last Sunday, REDBROWARD exposed how the mysterious card was being handed out in Plantation by the Jim Fondo campaign. (Fondo and Jules are trying to unseat Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.) The card has an address but the person or group behind the card is not named.
On the original card, Israel and Willie Jones received the co-endorsement in the Democratic primary.
The card handed out by the Jules team has a simple label with Jules’ picture and name covering the original choices. Not exactly high-tech stuff.
Did the “Black Judges Matter” group change their minds over a platter of salami sandwiches?
Jules is known for games, mysteries and fabrications. Yesterday, the Sun-Sentinel reported the sketchy Caribbean News Net website claimed Jules was leading in the polls.
Over the last year, REDBROWARD documented Jules’ many amateur moves. This label is just his latest and most desperate.
Broward Democratic Party Chair Cynthia Busch is not happy about the “fake” Democrat blue card being handed out at polling places. Earlier this month, REDBROWARD revealed local bee enthusiast Dan Lewis was fined for his earlier version of this ploy to fool voters. Lewis mailed the card twice this month.
On Twitter, Busch said she was “very disappointed to receive reports that Fondo for Sheriff are still handing out misleading palm cards.” Jim Fondo is a paid client of Dan Lewis’ political consulting company JNAC. Lewis insists clients cannot buy their way onto the card.
When the latest Lewis card hit mailboxes two weeks ago, Busch was even tougher. She said,“I want to make it very clear to voters that the Democratic Party is in no way connected to the ‘Blue Card’. This is an underhanded tactic that tarnishes the Democratic process.” Busch added, “I have no knowledge that anyone who appears on the card is responsible for the actions of Mr. Lewis. Candidates should not be unfairly associated with this type of behavior.”
It’s good to see Busch standing up to Lewis. The previous chair, Mitch Ceasar, never complained about Dan Lewis’ campaign tricks.
Unsurprisingly, Mitch Ceasar is another paid client of Lewis. He has paid Lewis tens of thousands of dollars to act as a consultant for his campaign to be the next Broward Clerk of Courts.