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Mysterious PAC Formed By Allen Zeman Campaign Treasurer Using Supreme Court Justice, Obama & MLK To Fool Broward Voters

The Black Vote Broward PAC card.
The Black Vote Broward PAC card.

A mysterious Federal political action committee is using images of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, former President Barack Obama and even Martin Luther King, Jr. to fool Broward voters. Federal records show Yolanda Brown created The Black Vote Broward May 18, 2022. Brown is the campaign treasurer for Broward School Board candidate Allen Zeman.

Last month, REDBROWARD revealed Yolanda Brown created the Keep Students First political committee on May 27, 2022. Brown is listed as the chairperson and treasurer of Keep Students First.

Allen Zeman is the CEO and founder of The Center For Human Capital Innovation. On May 31, 2022, the Center For Human Capital Innovation gave $35,000 to the four day old Keep Students First political committee.

To date, The Black Vote Broward reports a single contribution—$100 from Yolanda Brown.

Despite the lack of contributions, The Black Vote Broward was able to produce a palm card endorsing Federal, State and local candidates. The palm card was spotted at early voting locations across Broward.

The card is similar to previous race-based cards produced by Dale Holness’ campaign guru Omar Smith, who plead guilty to a Federal fraud charge in July.

In September 2020, REDBROWARD exposed the ties between Holness and the People Of Principle PAC. The group promoted black candidates with a “your vote your voice” mailer touting Holness, Congressman Alcee Hastings and other black candidates. Even though the mailer states “#BlackVotesMatter” and “#BlackExcellence,” the piece includes several white candidates such as Judge Frank Ledee, Judge Patti Englander Henning and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

Like the People of Principle card, The Black Vote Broward card endorsed white candidates over their black opponents. The group endorsed State Senator Lauren Book over Barbara Sharief. The group shunned two black candidates to endorse Broward School Board Candidate Allen Zeman.

The People Of Principle PAC card from 2020.

“NO WAY OUT”: How Team Hillary Forced Debbie Wasserman Schultz From DNC

According to the new tell-all book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz demanded support from Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama before she would resign as Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Just days before last July’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wikileaks published emails showing Wasserman Schultz and her DNC staff actively favored Hillary Clinton over Senator Bernie Sanders. Hoping to show a united front with Sanders supporters, the Clinton campaign knew Wasserman Schultz had to go.

Knowing Sanders supporters would protestors would haunt her every move in Philadelphia, the book claims Wasserman Schultz wanted to make a deal before she would quit. “Try as she did to hold back her anger and frustration, DWS made them evident as she issued demands in return. She wanted an endorsement from Hillary and one from Obama, along with a guarantee that the party would be there for her on primary day in her own district.” DWS faced a tough challenge from south Florida law professor Tim Canova, a favorite of local progressives.

Wasserman Schultz demaned more. She wanted the DNC to pay for her travel back to Broward. “[DWS] had a number of family members in town for what she had expected would be a big moment for her, and it would be expensive for her to foot the bill to bring them all back to Florida early.” There was more.

A DNC source told the authors, “DWS spent much of the day trying to negotiate the language Obama and Clinton would use in praising her if she resigned.” Finally, “[I]t was becoming clear to Wasserman Schultz that she had no way out.” Allen and Parnes write DWS was the last to realize she had no other choice but to quit.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, waves to the crowd after speaking during a rally at Michigan State University, Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)