On September 19, 2016, JamPAC‘s attorneys made a public records demand to the Supervisors of Elections for Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
To view the letter, please click here: September 19, 2016 Public Records Demand
To download JamPAC’s September 19, 2016 Press Release, please click here: PRESS RELEASE
Broward and Miami-Dade counties cover Congressional District 23, the object of a high-profile Democratic primary race between former Democratic National Committee Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Tim Canova. Despite having resigned the DNC Chair in the wake of WikiLeaks’ publication of emails showing the DNC to have violated its own charter with respect to the conduct of the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary, Wasserman Schultz topped Canova by a margin of 56.8% to 43.2% of the vote.
“We have received concerns from members of the public regarding the accuracy of the results. In order to best address these concerns, we believe that a comprehensive, independent audit is necessary,” said Jared H. Beck, attorney and one of JamPAC’s directors. “At this stage of our investigation, we would emphasize that we are not drawing conclusions. We look forward to working with both the Miami-Dade and Broward supervisors of elections to ensure a smooth process.”
By federal law, election records must be retained for a period of twenty-two months. The 2016 Primary Elections were held on August 30, 2016.
“To conduct a rigorous audit will entail significant expense. We are confident that we can raise the necessary funds in order to complete this investigation, but we are going to need the public’s help with this. Maintaining the integrity of our elections is integral to our democratic process,” said Mr. Beck.
Asked what the “endgame” for the investigation is, Mr. Beck stated that “we will have to see what the data ultimately show,” but the immediate goal is to make sure that our elected officials are elected legitimately.
JamPAC was founded in February 2016 as the country’s first grassroots progressive SuperPAC by husband-and-wife attorneys Jared H. Beck and Elizabeth Lee Beck. JamPAC is dedicated to serving, educating and mobilizing the voting public, while furthering progressive political causes.
You can follow the investigation on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/FL23CongressAudit
twitter about this and other legal cases: @eleebeck
To make a contribution to JamPAC’s investigation, please donate to: www.jampac.us/contribute
Elizabeth Lee Beck, Esq.
Attorney for JamPAC