Brenda Snipes Flashback: Over 1000 Broward Residents Registered To Vote Using UPS Store Addresses

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED November 2013 at media trackers.org

More than 1,000 registered voters in Broward County unlawfully listed United Parcel Service (UPS)  boxes as the address where they live, official records show.

According to Florida Statute 97.053, voter applicants must provide their “legal residence address.” The official Florida Voter Registration form specifically asks for “Legal Residence-no P.O. Box.” On the Broward Supervisor of Elections website, citizens are told valid applications must include, “Full Name, Date of Birth, Address of Legal Residence (address where you live), Florida Drivers License number or Florida ID card, or the last four digits of Social Security number and signature.”

Despite the clear instructions, a Media Trackers Florida investigation found 1,128 registered voters in Broward County listed a UPS box as the place where they live.

4613 North University Drive is the address of UPS Store #3748, located at the Pine Ridge Square shopping center. Forty-six people are registered to vote at this address. More than half of them voted last November.

Also in Coral Springs, there are 20 active voters registered at UPS Store #3996 on Coral Ridge Drive. Another Coral Springs UPS Store has 40 active voters.

A review of voter records show the problem exists at UPS Stores throughout Broward County. Sixty-three active voters are registered at a UPS Store in Hollywood. Sixty-eight active voters are registered to vote at the UPS Store in Fort Lauderdale. The Hallandale Beach UPS Store has 115 registered voters. Voters unlawfully registered at each location likely cast ballots during the November 2012 elections.

A spokesperson for the Broward County elections office said the system for new applicants will raise a flag if it detects a non-residential address. The spokesperson said the Supervisor of Elections office also periodically tries to identify voters using non-residential addresses. When election officials discover a registered voter listing a non-residential address, they send the voter a letter asking him or her to resolve the matter. Nevertheless, more than 1,000 people remain unlawfully registered to vote at UPS stores throughout Broward County.

Broward Democrat Consultants, Former Candidate Sign Onto Anti-Sheriff Scott Israel Campaign

According to multiple sources, James Fondo will be the latest Democrat challenger to Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. These sources tell REDBROWARD Fondo, a retired Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) employee, will file for the race within the next week. Unlike previous challengers, Fondo’s campaign will be aided by a shadowy political committee, Citizens Over Public Safety (COPS).

In January 2013, Fondo, one of many “high ranking pals” of former Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti, received a “sick payout” before Scott Israel took control of BSO. According to Bob Norman of WPLG Local 10, Lamberti paid $142, 956 to Fondo. On Facebook, Fondo states he current works for SIG 9, a Sunrise private investigation firm.

In 1990, Fondo made headlines for his actions on the FOX television program COPS. According to the Sun-Sentinel, Fondo’s mishandling of a bag of cocaine forced the Broward State Attorney to drop charges against Dania Beach drug dealers. A Broward judge stated videotape from an episode of COPS contradicted Fondo’s sworn testimony.

Fondo took the stand on Friday and testified that he saw four men, including Ford, 19, huddled around a bench at Modello Park in Dania. He stopped his car and watched them cutting up cocaine, he said. As he got out of the car, he saw Ford drop a plastic bag near the bench, he said.” A cameraman for the program testified Ford was not seen dropping the bag. Fondo claimed television producers asked him to re-enact the dropping of the bag. “Cops producer John Langley released a statement in November saying that the TV show does not air re-enactments and that the show`s crews are advised of this before they go into the field.”

Fondo is a close friend of Louis Granteed, Sheriff Israel’s Democrat challenger in 2012. Fondo’s Facebook page is filled with pictures of him and Granteed attending family events. But Granteed is not Fondo’s biggest backer in local politics.

Sources say James Chinn, a former BSO official, is funding the Citizens Over Public Safety political committee. Two sources claim the committee will launch direct attacks on Sheriff Israel. The committee will allow fondo to stay above the fray.

These sources claim Chinn met with local Democrat consultant Dan Lewis about running the anti-Israel campaign.

Charlie Crist Gives $1000 To Broward County Commission Campaign Of Fellow Career Politician

Steve Geller speaks at Charlie Crist rally in Plantation
Steve Geller speaks at Charlie Crist rally in Plantation

Career politician Charlie Crist has returned a favor to his fellow career politician, Steve Geller. Crist gave a $1,000 contribution to Geller’s Broward County Commission District 5 campaign. Geller played a major role in Crist’s ill-fated Democratic campaign for Governor.

Like Crist, Geller does not seem content at making an honest living as a lawyer/lobbyist. Geller previously served in the Florida legislature. The Cooper City Democrat will face off against Republican Chuck Lanza next November.

You can watch an interview with Chuck Lanza here.

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