Dem Senator Claims Russia Has Penetrated Florida Voter Registration Systems

Authored by Joseph Jankowski via PlanetFreeWill.com,

Democrat Senator Bill Nelson has claimed that Russian operatives have “penetrated” some of Florida’s voter registration systems ahead of the 2018 midterms.

On Wednesday, Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times that “(Russian operatives) have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about.”

Nelson said something similar a day earlier in Tallahassee but did not elaborate.

“That’s classified,” the Democrat said Tuesday.

The Senator outlined a scenario in which Russian entities have stripped voters of their registration in order to cause disorder within American democracy.

“You can imagine the chaos that would occur on Election Day when the voters get to the polls and they say, ‘I’m sorry Mr. Smith, I’m sorry Mr. Jones, you’re not registered,'” Nelson said. “That’s exactly what the Russians want to do. They want to sow chaos in our democratic institutions.”

In November Nelson will square off in a re-election bid with current Florida governor Rick Scott, whose administration has insisted they have no knowledge of any meddling in state voter registration.

Last month, Republican Marco Rubio joined Nelson in penning a letter to the 67 county election supervisors about potential threats, but according to the Tampa Bay Times, that letter lacked the specificity Nelson laid out this week.

“We were requested by the chairman and vice chairman of the Intelligence Committee to let the supervisors of election in Florida know that the Russians are in their records,” Nelson said Wednesday.

Communications Director at the Florida Department of State, Sarah Revell, said in a statement that the agency “has received zero information from Senator Nelson or his staff that support his claims.”

“Additionally, the Department has received no information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that corroborates Senator Nelson’s statement and we have no evidence to support these claims,” her statement read.

“If Senator Nelson has specific information about threats to our elections, he should share it with election officials in Florida,” Revell added.

Senator Neilson’s claim sparked Pinellas County elections officials to immediately get in contact with the FBI, Homeland Security and other state and federal agencies.

“Our office has not seen any indication that we have had any penetration by any bad actions,” said Pinellas election’s office spokesman Dustin Chase.

Considering Nelson’s re-election bid will have to overcome Rick Scott, who has a seen approval ratings of 60% and currently holds a 3% lead in midterm polling, the unsubstantiated claims of Russia meddling in Florida could shine a light on post-November voting drama as the Democrat could use the claim to discredit his opponent if re-election fails.

Also, consider that the Mueller investigation after a year has failed to substantiate the claims that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, a claim that is still being used by Democrats and their media complex to discredit President Trump.

Flordia turned red to support Trump in 2016, and current polls show that the current president has a 50% approval rating within the state and 50% nationwide.

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nope-1004 carni Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:39 Permalink

 

Another daily admission that the US isn't a secure place, and that Homeland Security is completely incompetent.

Ya, let's just keep telling the world how a foreign country can so easily infiltrate our systems.  That will instill the peoples' confidence in us! lol

Or....

These politicians are complete liars.

 

 

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Free This Dr. Acula Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:49 Permalink

Will they EVER stop!? These people are afraid of their own shadows. I wish Trump would declassify ALL the crap on Russia, Hillary, etc etc to get this over with - it is a HUGE distraction.

Then we can get the rope out and finish them, after the trials.

The peoples business is not getting done with this constant barrage of craziness!

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Never One Roach Free This Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:50 Permalink

Tell this dope that Hillary lost by a landslide.

Get over it!

This democrat dope is one more reason NEVER to vote for a Democrat again. They are completely brainwashed and only care bout getting elected. Anyone else notice the poorest cities in America are the ones run by Democrats? These are the Plantation centers.

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SofaPapa HopefulCynical Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:11 Permalink

"On Wednesday, Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times that “(Russian operatives) have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about.”

This statement is absurd on the face of it.  To be able to state this factually, you need to have the details of which counties and which 'operatives' you are talking about.  If that is the case, then you would already have acted to neutralize the threat or you would not be talking about it as you built your case.  This kind of vague "Russians!" bullshit has finally gotten so blatant that it appears even those who watch MSM are realizing TPTB are full of it.  Yet they keep at it.  At what point do MSM lose their last viewer/listener/reader?  It feels like those cities where you hear "will the last one out please turn out the lights..."  But boy they do manage to destroy everything before they leave, no?

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NickelthroweR SofaPapa Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:30 Permalink

Greetings,

Fake news will lose all of its viewers when they make all of their viewers poor and there is no one left to advertise to.  See, I'm a businessman and I sell product all over the world to include Russia.  Accurate news is a must for my success period.

Think how much money you would have lost if you put your resources into a hedge against Hillary Winning, Trump Russia Collusion, Trump will crash the economy on day one, War with N. Korea, War with Russia, escalation in Syria, impeachment, etc.  

A businessman that gets his news from MSNBC would be clueless and make terrible investments.  Listening to the left costs money.

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GeezerGeek Zorba's idea Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:08 Permalink

He was really saying "Commies have interfered in Florida." Commies from the Democrat party, that is. Just like they interfere everywhere. How do you think they get so many votes?

Our entire, nationwide voting system needs to be purged and recreated. Nelson was an astronaut. His brain is still "up there". But at least he admits to being a Democrat, unlike Marco Rubio, who just acts like one.

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Count Cherep GeezerGeek Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:46 Permalink

Just when we thought voter fraud couldn't get much worse:

Vote early, vote often?

One Way to Boost Minority Representation: Letting People Vote More Than Once

Jack Herrera

Aug 7, 2018

In response to civil rights litigation, one Orange County town will experiment with “cumulative voting” in 2020.

In response to a lawsuit accusing the city of violating the California Voting Rights Act, Mission Viejo moved in late July to adopt a novel strategy to address the disenfranchisement of its Latinx citizens: The Southern California town will let voters vote more than once.

The proposed judgment, which an Orange County superior court judge signed on July 27th, will make Mission Viejo likely the first California city to implement “cumulative voting.” An unusual kind of electoral reform, cumulative voting gives citizens the same number of votes as there are seats up for election. When Mission Viejo implements the new system in 2020, all five city council seats will be up for election: This means that voters will cast five votes each, dividing them among council candidates as they see fit.

Continues:

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/08/one-way-to-boost-minority-repres…

No mention of those pesky Russians in the article, however.

 

 

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Beam Me Up Scotty Never One Roach Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:04 Permalink

" voter ID anyone? "

Voter ID + Paper Ballots = No Russian Meddling

Problem is, neither can anyone else meddle, including the political parties, or the deep state.

 

Also, if its classified, why are you even telling us about it?  You can tell us its happening, just not HOW its happening or how its been detected?  Bullshit.  These secrets are all a bunch of shit!

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blindfaith Free This Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:38 Permalink

LETS GET SOMETHING OUT OF THE WAY RIGHT NOW !!!

Florida election machines and board ARE NOT ON LINE.  There is no way any Russian or anyone else can penetrate something that they can't GET ACCESS TO!

Voting machines, where still available since some places use paper ballots, are off line, never on line.  When a tally is done, the head of the voting center CALLs IN the tally.

 

MR Nelson is a dishonest man.  He is instrumental in helping  Balfour Beatty Communities  A UK CORPORATION, Take over military housing across America.  They cheated Key West Florida out of both housing and made millions at the same time.  The City was never told about this sweet arrangement.  AND IT IS NATION WIDE.  This company makes millions from taking over housing and PAYS NO TAXES, local or Federal, has the right to sell the properties YOUR TAX DOLLARS paid for and pocket the profits.  Key West was cheated out of millions...thanks BILL!

Yes, Mr. Bill defends them and does his best to keep the crime quite.

http://thebluepaper.com/article/balfour-beatty-property-tax-trial/

http://thebluepaper.com/article/mhpi-florida-legislation-exemption/

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2013/06/british-firm-could-get-early-victory-in-legal-fight-with-monroe-county-if-scott-signs-property-tax-b.html#more

And now involved in high speed rail that no one will ride.

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vaporland blindfaith Thu, 08/09/2018 - 14:02 Permalink

thanks for those links.

i saw BB perform a major ripoff when building a new cruise terminal in the caribbean using beach sand that was billed to the client as having been barged in from Puerto Rico.

they also got the contract to 'fix' the dock after the rebar corroded and big chunks of concrete began falling into the bay.

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malcolmevans Free This Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:59 Permalink

"Then we can get the rope out and finish them, after the trials."

The traitors own much of the judicial system.

As the Russians said during the 1917 revolution -

'На стене', to the wall !

While this remedy is out of bounds at the present time, it will come to pass down the road if the leftist traitors gain control.

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VideoEng_NC Free This Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:15 Permalink

No & it's because they fear "your" shadow, especially when it "may" not be like their shadow.  Agree wholeheartedly on the distraction but think it's part of the larger process.  The "people's business" is a very subjective phrase, more filtering needs to happen & the info that's coming out now is going to help that process.  Think body blows to wear out the opponent before going for the knockout head shot.

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SilverRhino Bastiat Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:50 Permalink

That's exactly what they are attempting to do.     Discredit any legitimacy of a Republican win, undermine our system and then scream and demand to be allowed to rule 'for the good of the people' 

 

Every person STILL voting democrat after all the shit that has come out about their leadership needs half a helicopter ride at this point.   

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Kayman SilverRhino Thu, 08/09/2018 - 14:32 Permalink

Face the facts- it is the colleges, government and the Democratic party that are seeded with Communist Manifesto worshippers. All hiding behind "tenure" and "National Security."

What better way to destroy America is there?

Marx was a lazy fuck living off Engels. And all socialists are lazy fucks wanting to live off the efforts of everyone else.

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11b40 Bastiat Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:50 Permalink

Worse than that.  They are seeking ways for the Feds to take over the election process from  the states.  Watch for it.

 

Of course the simple counter measure is just go back to the way we voted until recently - paper ballots.  So simple, even a caveman could get it, and absolutely secure from foreign meddling, or any other centralized meddling.

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