BY BUDDY NEVINS
One of the narratives surrounding Mitch Ceasar is that he stole his 2008 election as Democratic chair.
Its been repeated so many times during the current campaign for Democratic chair, many believe it.
Again, I couldn’t care less who Democrats elect their leader on December 9.
But I was interested in this allegation of ballot stuffing and voting fixing by Ceasar in 2008.
Well, an independent state party group rejected the dissidents’ complaints about the December 2008 party election. The group approved Ceasar’s election.
I have the proof obtained from the files of the state party.
Three anti-Ceasar Democrats appealed the results of the election. Phil Busey, Linda Bird and Patti Lynn’s appeal was heard on April 8, 2009 to the Florida Democratic Party Judicial Counsel meeting in Orlando complete with a power point presentation.
The Judicial Counsel consists of one party official from each congressional district. These includes pols from places like Cantonment on the Panhandle’s westernmost end or White Spring, a stone’s throw from Georgia in northeast Florida – folks far removed from the turbulent infighting of Broward Democratic politics.
The judicial counsel denied the appeal of the three Broward dissidents, allowing the election to stand.
Dissidents may not be happy about the party judicial counsel’s decision.
But those the rules (click to enlarge):