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Fraudulent email account tied to maps submitted during redistricting

State is paying approximately $2 million to defend the 2012 redrawing of Congressional districts

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In the process of this trial, to which we have tipped our hat a few times over the past many months, the untruths are becoming more and more evident, right down to the fact that initially folks like House Speaker lug nut Will Weatherford, R-Our Darkest Most Unhealthy Fantasies, and Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, initially proclaimed themselves immune to the investigation and its requisite testimony and depositions, because pshaw. Fair-weather Weatherford even went as far as to testify last week that, no, not possibly, not in any manner or fashion, your honor, did legislators allow “staff to work with political consultants” or create this so-called “shadow process” that steered the redistricting, or do anything to destroy records of them doing all of the above.

So why, then, was the Republican Party of Florida paying $15,000 a month to just such a consultant, and why, then, did said consultant share his treasure maps with people in a manner that showed they were close to identical with that submitted by FSU Young Republican Alex Posada? Oh, Republican happenstance, how you never cease to amaze us.

Anyway, it’s already come out that former House Speaker – now a consultant, natch – Dreamboat Dean Cannon had a chief of staff with loose lips that like to sink big lying ships, admitting that he did share the maps to “help a friend,” which led Cannon to call him “stupid,” because, oh my God, you guys, this is so boring.

Posada, meanwhile, is claiming that he never drew the maps, and you almost have to believe him, because it’s not very difficult to create a Gmail account in someone else’s name, nor to abuse a student-sized party recruit for your own electoral gains.

“It was filed without his authorization under his name,” Posada’s attorney promised the Miami Herald. “He gave nobody authorization to file it under his name and the email account [used] to submit it was not his email account.”

What does it all mean? It means the cockroaches are scurrying and we may have a decision as soon as this week as to whether the voters’ mandate to have a “Fair Districts” process was blatantly violated by just the folks they were almost forced into electing for representation. Until then, take a nap.

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