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Constitutional Law Scholar Sees Broward County as Side Effect of Greater Election Fraud

On 'The Laura Ingraham Show,' law professor John Eastman warns of schemes that have been going on for quite some time

Broward County, Florida, is engaged in election fraud that reflects a greater effort by Democrats to sway votes in their favor, according to a constitutional scholar, John Eastman (shown above left), who previously sued the county.

After the deadline for turning them in following the midterm elections last Tuesday, Broward County reported finding extra ballots. The county has since been embroiled in a controversy with the senatorial and gubernatorial races in the state so close.

Speaking to host Laura Ingraham on Monday morning on “The Laura Ingraham Show,” Chapman University School of Law Professor John Eastman sees the ongoing situation as fraud.

“The most troubling aspect of this is they are continuing to find boxes of ballots that were not part of the original canvas,” Eastman told Ingraham.

“And one of the reasons the American Civil Rights Union that I represented sued Broward County is they don’t take any steps to clean their rolls and remove ineligible voters.”

“They don’t do anything to identify non-citizens on the voter rolls or felons,” he added.

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Eastman is a constitutional law scholar who currently serves as director for the public interest law firm Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence. He was previously a counsel for the American Civil Rights Union during its lawsuit against Broward County for failing to maintain accurate registration rolls in 2016.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum was able to re-enter the race when the votes were uncovered after already conceding defeat. He has been running against Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) to become the next governor in the state.

Eastman argues the situation isn’t isolated — and that this type of election meddling has been happening for a while.

“There was an Indiana House election back in the 1980s,” Eastman said. “What they did is they got a bunch of provisional ballots, they segregated them into different piles, and then they kept opening each pile until the Democrat won — and then they say, ‘We don’t need to count any more piles.’ They did the same thing in the Washington State governor’s race. They did the same thing with Al Franken beating Norm Coleman [in Minnesota].”

President Donald Trump made the same argument last week for a handful of recent races, which he dubbed “The Broward Effect.”

He also questioned why they never seem to find extra Republican votes like that. The president said at the time that law enforcement was looking into the alleged corruption scandal in the state.

“This has become part of their standard operating procedure and it is election fraud,” Eastman said. “And anyone who says there is no evidence of election fraud — we have tons of evidence of election fraud. We have people who are being registered to vote who are not eligible. We have them voting — we have them voting in two different states. Hell, we had a member running for the Democratic House of Representatives in Maryland who was voting in two different states at the same time. It is not some low-level functionary making a mistake. This is a deliberate effort to thwart the result of our elections.”

Related: Trump: Florida Ballot Scandal Is an ‘Embarrassment to our Country and to Democracy’

Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) filed a lawsuit in response to the growing effort among liberals to push for recounts. They are alleging that officials in Broward County and Palm Beach County are hiding critical information about the number of votes cast and counted in the Democrat-heavy districts.

“This is a problem that has been around for a while,” Eastman said. “I don’t know what Florida law is on the appointment or elections or county election supervisors to know whether Gov. Scott has the ability to remove her or not. But certainly, something ought to be done.”

Gillum is among the handful of up-and-coming Democratic candidates who have pursued a more progressive agenda.

He supports impeaching President Donald Trump, abolishing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, and backing taxpayer-funded Medicare for All. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is among the notable progressives and self-described socialists who have backed his campaign.

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Connor D. Wolf covers Congress and national politics and can be reached at [email protected].