Expungebob Lawyer Pants
The Miami-Dade County State Attorney, Democrat Katherine Fernandez Rundle, may be trying to pull her own mini-October Surprise just in time to help President Obama get re-elected on November 6th. She is advertising on her website a Sealing and Expungement Event, which took place today at the McDonald Center in North Miami Beach next to City Hall.
According to the flyer, she is offering “an opportunity not to be missed” by offering to have your “single record sealed or expunged…if you were charged with a crime in Miami-Dade County and the case did not result in a conviction.”
The flyer states:
Have you ever asked yourself:
- Can I seal or expunge my criminal record?
- When am I required to acknowledge sealing or expungement?
- Can I restore my right to vote?
Yeah, I ask myself that all the time. I lie awake at night thinking about it.
I just heard about this “event” taking place in my city so I immediately went to her website to find out the story. As soon as I read “Sealing and Expungement Event,” my antennae went up. In Florida, convicted felons have to apply to have their voting rights restored after a five year waiting period. Considering all the games the Democrats are playing to register as many people as possible for the upcoming election, some of them actually above ground, I had a gut feeling this was a ruse to restore the voting rights of criminals. When I read the line, “Can I restore my right to vote?” I knew I might be on to something.
What is curious, however, is if Ms. Fernandez Rundle plans to “seal and expunge” the records of those who were arrested but not convicted, why would the flyer even mention restoring voting rights? A person who has been arrested but is not yet convicted is still allowed to vote. This makes no sense whatsoever. Unless this “event” was really designed to seal and expunge the records of convicted felons, voting rights aren’t even an issue. I’m just saying.
Miami-Dade County has been embroiled in an absentee ballot fraud scandal in the past couple of months. In fact, Ms. Fernandez Rundle’s opponent in last month’s election accused her of fraud regarding this same issue, claiming she wasn’t investigating two Hialeah women at the center of the fraud ring because Fernandez Rundle may be been working with them herself. Fernandez Rundle denied the allegations with the caveat, “should the investigation uncover any actions that involve persons assisting in my campaign, I will… immediately request an Executive Assignment of that piece of the investigation.”
Challenger Rod Vereen, who is also a Democrat, felt that “Rundle’s response was unsatisfactory” and that she, “needs to step aside based on the allegations alone. There is an appearance right now of a conflict of interests. There is an appearance of impropriety.”
I’d say so!
Katherine Fernandez Rundle won her election, and now she appears to be tackling the absentee ballot fraud problem by arresting the women in Hialeah, and hopefully investigating complaints regarding other ballot brokers in Miami-Dade County.
Now it appears that the Miami-Dade County State Attorney may be doing everything she can to ensure Democrat voter turnout by “sealing and expunging” criminal records. I’m not accusing Ms. Fernandez Rundle of anything, but like the man said, “There is an appearance of impropriety.”