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Election Supervisor Oliphant fires old white lady in wheelchair so Oliphant mom can have her job.
SunSentinal ^ | October 26, 2002 | Buddy Nevins

Posted on 10/28/2002 4:15:12 AM PST by longtermmemmory

Kathleen Weinstein is a paraplegic in a wheelchair who worked as a poll worker in Tamarac -- until Miriam Oliphant was elected.

Elections Supervisor Oliphant moved Weinstein out of Precinct 15J, where she had spent 15 years helping voters. It broke Weinstein's heart. Confined to a wheelchair since she was stricken with polio at age 5, she loved working at the polls.

"They told me that Mrs. Oliphant's mother had requested to work in that precinct, so I couldn't any longer," says Weinstein, 62.

Sure enough, Oliphant's mother, Hattie McKinzie, was assigned to the Mainlands 1 & 2 Clubhouse, earning $135 for the day.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: broward; bush; dade; election; fraud; mcbride; supervisor; vote
This is beyond incompetence, beyond corruption. This is sheer arrogance of entitlement. The broward commission allowed this? Who is in charge now that Oliphant signed the consent agreement?

The broward supervisor of election website is:

http://www.browardsoe.org

and the page with the email link is:

http://www.browardsoe.org/contact/contact.htm

This is must not stand.

1 posted on 10/28/2002 4:15:13 AM PST by longtermmemmory
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To: longtermmemmory
This is a link do over

http://www.browardsoe.org

and the page with the email link is:

http://www.browardsoe.org/contact/contact.htm
2 posted on 10/28/2002 4:19:06 AM PST by longtermmemmory
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To: longtermmemmory
Went to the second link. When I saw her picture on the bio page I realized this is the same person that overspent on her budget big time! It made national news last month. Why am I not surprised that she would act like this. Looks like she stepped in it again.

The Tarheel

3 posted on 10/28/2002 4:30:48 AM PST by Tarheel
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To: JulieRNR21; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; NautiNurse; PhiKapMom; ...

4 posted on 10/28/2002 4:32:42 AM PST by Joe Brower
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To: longtermmemmory
In most states it is illegal for any relative of the election supervisor to be hired! But, it is done all the time. Here in TN we have one that hires her brother to work all of early voting and election day and has for years. When you ask about it...the excuse is election workers are hard to come by!

At leats this one didn't make an excuse...she just gave the job to her mother and said so!

5 posted on 10/28/2002 4:45:37 AM PST by D. Miles
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To: longtermmemmory
That is where political crooks start, at the precinct Level. Firing an old cripple woman so you can put kin in her place is a good Clinton start.
6 posted on 10/28/2002 4:51:09 AM PST by Texbob
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To: Texbob
Now the corruption and BLAME can go to the Broward County commission. THEY wanted responsibility and they got it.

Does anyone know how to ad this article to the florida election ping list?

This is a fox news visual picture dream. Democrat party machine crushes little old lady in wheelchair.
7 posted on 10/28/2002 5:12:39 AM PST by longtermmemmory
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To: D. Miles
We can't find anyone to work the polls after the old timer's left. They were prompt, dedicated and liked the job. Now we beg people to please come out for the day. It is a hassle we have had for the past several years.

8 posted on 10/28/2002 5:17:03 AM PST by oldironsides
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To: longtermmemmory; Joe Brower
I'll say it again:

Miriam Oliphant needs to be hauled in for a brutal interrogation before November 5.

9 posted on 10/28/2002 5:42:58 AM PST by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse
She oughtta be Doyle's running mate for Lt. Gov. in Wi. they were made for each other
Beyond belief....
The Party of the little people...the compasionate ones....LOL
Democrats are the 'Venus Fly Traps' of the political garden...perfumey on the outside...ravenous and deadly on the inside...
Scmucks
10 posted on 10/28/2002 5:51:35 AM PST by joesnuffy
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To: longtermmemmory; Joe Brower; summer; floriduh voter; JulieRNR21; Goldwater Girl; PhiKapMom; ...
Now the corruption and BLAME can go to the Broward County commission. THEY wanted responsibility and they got it.

You are so right. Thank you for the post. We need to know that the 18 hard drives from those 18 missing voting machines are never included in the count on election day, as well.

Thanks for the ping, Joe. I'll ping my list, too - though this headline could inspire Florida lurkers to join us.

Please let me know if you want on or off my "'til election day" Fla. ping list.

11 posted on 10/28/2002 6:04:18 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Joe Brower
Thanks for the ping, Joe. Not surprising.
12 posted on 10/28/2002 6:08:59 AM PST by windchime
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To: NautiNurse
Miriam and her organized mischief-makers may have done this with the express purpose of forcing Jeb to act, so they could once again cry "racism." It's time for us to cry, "slander", "extortion", "fraud"...but after the election, I think. Even Broward County voters - 2 to 1 Dems. - know Ms. Oliphant's corrupt and any serious irregularities in Broward on election day are going to send her behind to jail, imho.

I posted this after the primary...one the of the usual suspects in Broward dirty politics threatened Jeb:

Check out these comments from Alcee Hastings in the SP Times last June:

Conventional wisdom has Janet Reno sweeping the black vote, but two of Florida's three black members of Congress, all Democrats, are not hopping on the Reno bandwagon.

"Janet Reno can't win," said U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings of Broward County, a Reno stronghold. "I told her that if she hadn't seen Waco burning enough, Bill Clinton kissing Monica enough, and Elian being snatched enough, then she should run for governor." He favors Bill McBride.

Link

The Sun Sentinel adds this after the election:

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, said nothing Oliphant is accused of rises to the level of misdeeds he thinks were committed by former Secretary of State Katherine Harris in the 2000 election. He said Bush would face the wrath of black voters in the November election if he removes Oliphant.

"I dare the governor to remove her," Hastings said. "He'll create a firestorm that will eclipse the one he created in the One Florida plan. He'll need Katherine Harris to count the votes for him again."

________

Instead of firing Ms. Oliphant after the primary, Jeb, as you know O.K.ed Broward's solution...to assemble a "commission" to 'oversee' the election....Ms. Oliphant is happy, claiming she chose the members. Guess who's in charge? One of Alcee Hasting's top aids.

Coincidence?


13 posted on 10/28/2002 6:11:19 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Thanks for the ping RC. Didn't Oliphant finally step down from her post?

And look what she was up to before her job as elections supervisor....

Broward School Board evicts 60 Boy Scout, Cub Scout troops over anti-gay policy

The meeting was the last full session for Diana Wasserman-Rubin and Miriam Oliphant, the board's minority members. Wasserman is leaving after 12 years to serve as a county commissioner; Oliphant ends an eight-year tenure to become county election supervisor.

14 posted on 10/28/2002 6:21:54 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; PhiKapMom
Thanks for the ping. Broward is going to mess up again I'm afraid. Hope they do DNA fingerprinting on all the absentee ballots when McBride orders an EXPENSIVE recount in the entire state.
15 posted on 10/28/2002 7:02:48 AM PST by floriduh voter
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To: NautiNurse; Ragtime Cowgirl; windchime; redlipstick; summer
FYi: Nothing from the McBride emails. I guess they are only emailing people where he is at the exact moment. Maybe volunteers are dropping like flies.

Or, they realized too little too late that their emails were "a little too informative" proving beyond a doubt that McBride's running a poor campaign.

I thought it was really stupid when they emailed "us" their talking points from the first debate. They're posted on the "Live" debate thread for the first debate on my profile page. NOW THAT WAS REALLY STUPID.

16 posted on 10/28/2002 7:08:05 AM PST by floriduh voter
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To: oldironsides
You might lobby for passage of a law simular to one of TN's new ones. We now allow 17 yr olds to work in the polls, although they can't vote. We are a small county and so far only have one worker. He is interested, polite to those that come in to vote and he tries his best to do a good job!

This gives young people a chance to earn some money for the day, but most important it wets their interest in perserving the right to vote! Hopefully it also shows them the importance of the vote and that we NEED young interested poll workers!

17 posted on 10/28/2002 7:11:41 AM PST by D. Miles
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To: D. Miles
The problem with this story beyond the obvious nepotism, is the fact that this white wheelchair bound woman was booted for self interest. Arguable this is small potatos BUT if this is what is going on after the Supervisor agrees to be supervised, (see an above post for some good insider info about the supervisor's supervisors.) imagine the other games that are going on. (what did happen to those 18 new voting machines?)

Lets be clear, the NAACP pressure the Broward Democrats and governor's office to keep oliphant based on skin color. The would only accept replacements if they had the same skin color. Now an old white lady looses her post of 15 years. If the races were reversed the race baiters would be out faster than the concord. This is hypocracy, indiference, and arrogance. I am willing to bet that Oliphant's mother is not the only time this has happened.

Judging by the poll workers age, is she in a primarily elderly district? Jewish? Retired New York? Democrat? Republican?

It makes sense if you think about it. In a heavy democrate precinct, eliminate or thin out republican votes. There is no paper trail...

I hope the feds have poll watchers.
18 posted on 10/28/2002 7:25:22 AM PST by longtermmemmory
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To: BigWaveBetty
She's something! Even the Dems. in Broward voted to fire her in a Sun-Sentinel poll after the primaries.

We thought that she was removed from her job, but we (I) was wrong. (^: She kept her title (and her paycheck)- as well as advisory role - but a hastily assembled "committee" is acting as SOE for Broward County. It smells...big time.

Do a "Broward" and "Oliphant" FR search. "Queen" Oliphant is more concerned with winning, than any appearances of impropriety....and there's still a matter of the missing state election $$$$...and those 18 Broward voting machines.

19 posted on 10/28/2002 8:14:56 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: longtermmemmory
In most states each canidate is allowed poll watcher...but, they hardly ever use them. Each party is also entitled to poll watchers, if Republicans use them(speaking from experience) then dems are shocked that you would feel the need for this. I've heard election supervisors say they think poll watchers should be done away with, especially in counting rooms. Oh did I mention that this was a dem speaking?????

Ithink the feds have volunteered to supervise or watch this upcoming election and Jeb has happily agreed to have them there! Hopefully this will not turn into another circus. No wonder so many people feel they shouldn't bother to vote. Shame on us Conservative Americans...we should be all over this sort of thing!!!!

20 posted on 10/28/2002 9:48:47 AM PST by D. Miles
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To: D. Miles
Correct, same here in SC. At least this one was honest about it (snert).
21 posted on 10/28/2002 12:08:12 PM PST by dixie sass
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To: longtermmemmory
Considering that the Democrats have now not only totally destroyed the nations sense of morality but its electoral process.

That the last Democratic President had sex in the oval office and gave pardons to child molesters and drug dealers in exchange for payoffs to his brother.

That he gave missile technology to the Communist Chinese in exchange for campaign contributions and murdered thousands of Serbians in cold blood for no particularly good reason, this all with the full backing and approval of 50% of Americans(including 94% of black Americans).

Considering all of this, the crimes of Oliphant are small potatoes.

If she had stabbed this old woman to death, or perhaps shot her in the head and left her in a park as a suicide, perhaps this story would be given 15 or 20 seconds attention on network news.

And that would be it.

This woman in the wheelchair is lucky to be alive.

22 posted on 10/28/2002 1:29:22 PM PST by Rome2000
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
"We need to know that the 18 hard drives from those 18 missing voting machines are never included in the count on election day, as well."

I hope some 'real authority' (not the elections office) has the serial numbers of the machines and results cartridges documented and checks for any mysterious return of them.
23 posted on 10/28/2002 2:06:24 PM PST by windchime
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To: windchime
We need Jim and John Robinson for technical oversight on the new machines. Check out #50 and #71: 18 new voting machines go missing in Broward, Oct. 17.

On the postive side, we're dealing with people who can't match a name to a hole on a piece of paper, and think we're so dumb we won't kick their clymers across the county if they pull the usual dirty tricks on election day. (^:

24 posted on 10/28/2002 4:50:05 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
"On the postive side, we're dealing with people who can't match a name to a hole on a piece of paper,....."

But they've got DNC money to pay someone who's capable. This whole thing makes me queasy! They, the Clinton/Clinton/McAuliffe team, are speaking so brazenly about their 'win' that they definitely have something up their sleeve.
25 posted on 10/28/2002 5:32:49 PM PST by windchime
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To: windchime
Yeah, but we have laws and courts - and if they are corrupted, a second amendment in this country. If the Clinton Dems. think we'll let them steal our state....they're mistaken.

The bullies better watch out
for Big Brother. (^:

26 posted on 10/28/2002 5:59:49 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Joe Brower
Ins't this just typical of the corrupt democrat machine?
They infuriate me!
27 posted on 10/28/2002 6:36:06 PM PST by Goldwater Girl
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
"If the Clinton Dems. think we'll let them steal our state....they're mistaken."


Great way to post the determination, RC! Good reminder, too, because I haven't purchased Sammon's book yet and it is a 'must have' item.
28 posted on 10/28/2002 7:24:19 PM PST by windchime
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To: windchime
Bump!
29 posted on 10/29/2002 5:41:55 PM PST by windchime
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Well, I see that while I took a few weeks break from FR to regain my health and sanity, things are still lurching toward hell. You guys do a tremendous service to this country. Your're always here to report the things the media you never hear from programmed news, and to get in the faces of the evildoers. These people are shameless...SHAMELESS! Who or WHAT brought them up???

My brother and others have been preaching against automated voting for years, for just this reason. I wondered at the time of the first Broward County fiasco if it wasn't part of the dialectic process to force automated voting in all counties to make it easier to steal the vote. What a third-rate banana republic we've become.

A Bible passage came to mind about "feet running to do evil", and I decided to look it up. Their deeds do not go unnoticed, and their day of reckoning is coming...... Pro 6:12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. 13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; 14 Frowardness [is] in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord. 15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy. 16 These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Thank you all for your continuous efforts in exposing this slime.

30 posted on 11/02/2002 10:03:55 AM PST by Ethan_Allen
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To: Ethan_Allen
Your're always here to report the things the media you never hear from programmed news(Yikes!) = You're always here to report the things you never hear from programmed news. Sorry!
31 posted on 11/02/2002 10:08:45 AM PST by Ethan_Allen
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To: Ethan_Allen
You're very welcome, Ethan. You are not alone in your sentiments. The world post-911 is very different for most Americans. The old Dem. dirty tricks are not going unnoticed anymore.

You might enjoy this editorial from today's Sun-Sentinel: Democrats' dream becoming nightmare. (^:

32 posted on 11/02/2002 10:13:04 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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