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UNITY? Democrat Officials Share Stage With City Councilman Who Happily Declared “Plantation Will Never Have A Black Mayor” & Tamarac Commissioner Who Attacked Hispanic Colleague

Nick Sortal on the far left!

Elected Democrat officials from across Florida shared the stage with controversial Plantation Councilman Nick Sortal at last night’s “Unity Kickoff” event in Tamarac. The poorly-attended Broward Democrat Party event at the Colony West Country Club featured appearances by Charlie Crist, Val Demings, Nikki Fried and other statewide candidates.

While waiting for a very late arriving Val Demmings, Party Chairman Rick Hoye called Broward elected officials to the stage. Hoye was joined by State Sen. Shevrin Jones, Broward State Attorney Harold Pryor, County Commissioner Steve Geller, Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam, Tamarac commissioner Elberg Mike Gelin and Plantation Councilman Nick Sortal.

Nick Sortal in blue.
Elberg Mike Gelin

As REDBROWARD reported in June, elected officials and party leaders were silent after Gelin attacked a Hispanic colleague and Sortal make inappropriate sexual and racial remarks.

On June 9, 2022, REDBROWARD reported how Tamarac Vice Mayor Elberg Mike Gelin directed two bigoted remarks at fellow Commissioner Elvin Villalobos. One week later, REDBROWARD revealed a Human Resources investigation showed Plantation Councilman Nick Sortal made inappropriate sexual and racial remarks to a longtime city employee.

Both men are on the November ballot in races against incumbent female mayors. Both men, and their opponents, are Democrats. As of today, the Sun-Sentinel wrote about the Sortal investigation. Nothing about Gelin’s anti-Hispanic remarks to Villalobos. Nothing else. No angry statements from lawmakers representing Tamarac and Plantation on the State and local levels. No rebukes from Democrat Party leaders or activists.

Mike Gelin is running against Mayor Michelle Gomez. During a Tamarac Commission meeting, Gelin claimed Villalobos thought “Latin American rules” applied in Florida.

“This is America. We have freedom of speech,” Gelin lectured. “That should be explained to the Commissioner who may still think that Latin American rules apply in America. And it doesn’t.”

“Excuse me? Excuse me? What do you mean that it doesn’t apply to Latin America, Vice Mayor?” Villalobos asked.

Later, Gelin stated the City Attorney needed to better educate Commissioners, “Who may not understand how this country is governed.”

While filing his paperwork to run against Plantation Mayor Lynn Stoner, Nick Sortal told a black female deputy clerk that “My dick is hard” for a battle with Stoner. Then, after learning there were no black candidates for Mayor, Sortal said, “Oh good, Plantation will never have a black mayor.”

Even though he admitted to making the comments, Nick Sortal spent a week trying to smear anyone reporting the facts. Despite being a former reporter, Sortal urged his supporters to attack the Sun-Sentinel story by Lisa Huriash. Now, Sortal and his allies want to track down the source of the story even though he made a third admission at last Wednesday’s council meeting.

Inappropriate sexual remarks. Bigoted remarks against Hispanics. Bigoted remarks against Blacks. Smear and pressure campaigns against the media.

Yet, crickets from the legacy media and party leaders.

These two men made bigoted remarks within their City Halls while conducting official business.

Is there no accountability?

Voters in Tamarac and Plantation have noticed.

Are Democrat Party leaders and media types so out of touch with their local constituents that they think it’s ok to ignore this unacceptable behavior from grown men?

Are Democrat leaders and local media so distracted by Governor Ron DeSantis and national politics that they would allow elected officials to spew sexual and racial comments to females and minorities without consequence?

Shame on them.

Broward Supervisor Of Elections Office Allowed Democrat Rally To Be Held Less Than Fifty Feet From Ballot Drop Box

Charlie Crist Attends Broward Rally Less Than 150 Feet From Ballot Drop Box

On Sunday, a Broward Supervisor Of Elections Office (SOE) employee left his post at the African-American Research Library in Fort Lauderdale to scold REDBROWARD. The gentleman, who was guarding the ballot drop off box in the parking lot, told this reporter that taking photographs were forbidden within 150 feet of the polling place. This employee was not concerned about a giant rally for Democrat candidates less than fifty feet from the ballot box.

A small parking lot approximately 45 feet from the ballot drop box was the setting for a partisan “Souls To The Polls” rally. A disc jokey played music from a large mobile stage (owned by Broward County government) emblazoned with the NAACP logo. Some workers for the Charlie Crist campaign sat under a red tent on the east end of the stage. On the west end, a large tent belonging to the Zeta Alpha Lambda fraternity was surrounded by large barbecue grills.

Less than a hour after a Broward SOE employee harassed REDBROWARD, Democrat gubernatorial candidates Charlie Crist and Nikki Fried were manning the barbecue grills.

Charlie Crist Stands Fifty Feet Away From Ballot Drop Box (Courtesy of The Sun-Sentinel)
Nikki Fried Works The Grill Less Than Fifty Feet From Ballot Drop Box

Other Democrat candidates posed for pictures with the gentlemen of Zeta Alpha Lambda.

As REDBROWARD reported yesterday, Broward SOE workers allowed DNC & Broward Democrat Party official Grace Carrington to pass out party endorsement cards less than 150 feet away from the Coral Springs early voting polling place. Now, Broward SOE employees clearly stood by as a small carnival was set up less than 50 feet from a ballot drop box.

Does ballot security mean anything to Broward Supervisor Of Elections Joe Scott?

Why are Broward SOE workers so angry when asked to enforce Florida elections laws?

What else is going on with Broward votes?