Constitutional Crisis in Palm Beach County: Citizens Silenced by Vice Mayor Maria Sachs

On June 4, 2024, Palm Beach County Commissioner and Vice Mayor Maria Sachs effectively silenced a group of concerned citizens attempting to petition their government for a redress of grievances. This incident highlights a troubling trend in which the voices of everyday Americans are being stifled, raising alarm bells about the state of our constitutional rights.

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Silencing of Citizens at the Commission Meeting

During the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners (PBC BCC) meeting, a significant moment unfolded at 2:10 PM. Citizen William Voltmer began his statement on the crucial issue of non-citizen voting, only to be abruptly cut off by Vice Mayor Sachs:

Vice Mayor Sachs: “Sir, state your name, you’re recognized.”
Citizen Voltmer: “My name is William Voltmer, My topic today is voting by non-citizens—
Sachs: “That is not part of our jurisdiction I’m so sorry but I appreciate you coming forward today but that’s not something that we can take in our public comment thank you anyway, sir.”

This exchange set the tone for the day, where citizens wishing to address similar grievances were denied the opportunity to speak..

The Core Issue: Election Integrity and Non-Citizen Voting

Candidate Jeff Buongiorno was among those present, seeking to present evidence of what he describes as a national constitutional crisis. Mr. Buongiorno emphasized the importance of adhering to Florida Statutes and the state constitution, particularly regarding voter eligibility.

Florida Statute 97.041. (1) (a) 2, 3 and 4

“The People of Florida are asking for proof of residency and proof of citizenship for each registered voter. We are only asking that our state and local officials follow the letter of the law.”.

Article 6, Section 2 of the Florida State Constitution:

“Electors.—Only a citizen of the United States who is at least eighteen years of age and who is a permanent resident of the state, if registered as provided by law, shall be an elector of the county where registered.”

Buongiorno highlighted a staggering number of questionable voter registrations:

“Since 2011, a total of 1,246,858 transactions have passed through the Federal Voter verification database. These transactions represent first-time voter registrants WHO ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE A FLORIDA-ISSUED DRIVER’S LICENSE OR FLORIDA-ISSUED PHOTO ID.”

The Threat of Non-Citizen Involvement in Voter Registration

The Florida Democrats’ lobbying efforts to permit non-citizens to assist in voter registration were met with fierce opposition and resulted in legislation designed to uphold election integrity. The passage of Florida’s “Election Integrity” bill in 2023 included crucial provisions to prevent non-citizens from participating in voter registration processes:

Florida Statutes 97.0575(1)(f):

Third-party voter registration organizations must affirm that each person collecting or handling voter registration applications on their behalf is a U.S. citizen, with violations subject to a $50,000 fine.

However, this statute is currently under legal challenge, with federal Judge Walker issuing a preliminary injunction, potentially undermining these protective measures..

Synthetic Identities and Voter Fraud

Buongiorno raised serious concerns about the potential for synthetic identities to infiltrate the voter registration system. He explained how these identities, lacking proper photo ID, could request multiple vote-by-mail ballots, thus compromising the integrity of elections:

“Synthetic identities are allowed to cast a ballot without ever producing photo ID. A synthetic identity could potentially request up to three vote-by-mail ballots.”

Conclusion: A Call to Action

Buongiorno’s solution to this looming constitutional crisis is clear and decisive:

“The People of Palm Beach County must file an emergency injunction requesting proof of U.S. citizenship for every registered voter. If the state is unable to produce proof, the voter registration database must be purged, and all voters must re-register according to the letter of the law.”

This approach aims to ensure that only eligible citizens participate in elections, thus preserving the sanctity of our democratic processes.

The events of June 4, 2024, serve as a stark reminder of the ongoing battle for election integrity. As citizens, it is our duty to hold our officials accountable and to ensure that our constitutional rights are vigorously protected. The integrity of our elections depends on it.