Clay County, Florida, has posted a series of poll worker training videos on YouTube. Given the spreading paranoia about mythical voter fraud (committed mostly by Democrat-looking people, of course), you would think a government agency would be careful about how they present information to train their election day staff. The Supervisor of Elections Office in this northern Florida county is either being cute or clueless. Expect the videos to be pulled if this gets enough attention. Let’s go to the videotape:
“What happens when a voter MUST vote a provisional ballot?” asks our host, Chris Chambliss, Supervisor of Elections for Clay County. The video cuts to a scene of an African American man getting processed by a clerk, while the voice-over lists the reasons why folks won’t get to vote a regular ballot that would be counted on election day.
Remember, Florida has a terribly constructed voter challenge law: if a voter is challenged for any reason by an election official or partisanly-appointed poll watcher, the voter must vote a provisional ballot. The chief election judge (in Florida, called a clerk) does not have the power to toss out a blatanly frivolous challenges and let the voter use a regular ballot.