Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi just made her move to guarantee the recent debacle of an election in Florida is clean.
Why is it always the same county in Florida? Not every county in that great state has these recurring problems and it is no coincidence it only happens to Democrat areas.
Enter Pam Biondi, Republican Florida Attorney General who has had enough of the nonsense and is stepping in via a blistering letter to Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen.
“I fail to see how the Florida Department of Law Enforcement can legitimately refuse to investigate where there is reasonable suspicion that may lead to the discovery of criminal conduct of the 2018 election — actions that gravely damage Floridians’ confidence in our electoral process and our democracy,” she wrote.
“I am directing you to take the necessary steps to promote public safety and to assure that our state will guarantee integrity in our elections process,” Bondi added.
“Transparent and fair elections are the bedrock of our democracy, and protecting the integrity of our electoral process is central to the oath you and I both took to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the State of Florida.”
“FDLE’s duty to investigate this matter is clear, and I am directing the department to take the necessary steps to promote public safety and to assure that our state will guarantee integrity in our elections process.”
FDLE’s duty to investigation this matter is clear, and I am directing the department to take the necessary steps to promote public safety and to assure that our state will guarantee integrity in our elections process: https://t.co/Xqe4tUmqLF pic.twitter.com/eAnF4Oz3Wx
— Fla. AG Pam Bondi (@AGPamBondi) November 11, 2018
The Democrats are furious for many reasons but mostly because Biondi is a friend of Trump’s and they think she went easy on him during the Trump University issue. She is also on the short list to replace Jeff Sessions as the new AG. So they think the fix is in.
From The Tampa Bay Times:
Bondi, a Republican, is a close ally of Scott. FDLE has said that it had not opened an investigation because workers from the Secretary of State, who have been observing the election in Broward County, have not reported any fraud.
Scott, whose U.S. Senate race against Sen. Bill Nelson hangs on the results, had asked FDLE to investigate “rampant fraud” there during a Thursday news conference. He provided no evidence of fraud and was making that request as a candidate, not as governor.
He’s since gone on Fox News several times repeating the claims of fraud but providing no evidence of it.
Bondi on Sunday implied that the verbal request from Scott, rather than a written one, was enough for FDLE to open an investigation.
“Regardless of who the complainant is, I expect any responsible law enforcement agency, and certainly the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, to evaluate the credibility of the source who made the verbal request, gather facts, and conduct an inquiry rather than simply citing the lack of a piece of paper,” she wrote to Swearingen.