Large scale fraud by "absentee ballot broker" in South Florida

Miami Herald reports on large-scale fraud by an absentee ballot broker:  Felony charges and abusing the helpless.  Disgusting.

A Hialeah boletera at the center of a weeklong absentee-ballot investigation that muddied the Miami-Dade mayor’s race was arrested Thursday after police say she fraudulently obtained an absentee ballot from a terminally ill woman in a nursing home.

Deisy Penton de Cabrera, 56, was charged with absentee-ballot fraud, a third-degree felony, and two misdemeanor counts of violating a county ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to possess more than two ballots belonging to other voters. Investigators say Cabrera illegally collected at least 31 absentee ballots for the Aug. 14 primary election.

An absentee ballot broker?  Even the existence of "brokers" in absentee ballots is concerning.

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  • August 4, 2012 eddy james wrote:
    The only thing missing from this report.Is which party she was with. ha,ha,ha,ha A blind person could "Read between the lines" You'd have to be a complete idiot to think she was anything but a democrat.Democrat is synonymous with fraud.
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  • August 13, 2012 PG wrote:
    I can't tell if the prior comment was meant to be ironic. The broker in question has been identified as a Republican operative (, working in the right-leaning Cuban-American communities of South Florida. Mail-in ballots are actually favored by Republicans, not by Democrats. Where Republicans want to clamp down is on voting at the actual polling sites, by requiring specific kinds of ID that poor people are less likely to possess. (Eg people who can't afford to own a car or travel by air may not have a driver's license or passport.)
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