August 12, 2022

U.S. Representative Joe Garcia likes communism?

U.S. Representative Joe Garcia was speaking about the low crime rate in border cities, such as El Paso Texas, which have lots of federal immigration employees as proof that “communism works.” Garcia was speaking at a Google hangout last week to discuss comprehensive immigration reform with supporters. He was criticizing many Republicans who like to spend money for border security when he said the following:

JOE GARCIA“Let me give you an example, the kind of money we´ve poured in, so the most dangerous, sorry, the safest city in America is El Paso, Texas. It happens to be across the border from the most dangerous city in the Americas, which is Juarez. Right? And two of the safest cities in America, two of them are on the border with Mexico. And of course, there’s reason is we´ve proved that communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there’s no crime.”

Garcia, a Cuban American Congressman from South Florida, told the Miami Herald he never meant what he said and that he was instead taking a shot at his GOP opponents. Garcia stated “this is an absurdity, accusing the son of Cuban immigrants of believing in communism is just ridiculous.”

Javier Manjares, a reporter for Shark Tank, wrote on May 21, 2014 that some of Congressman Garcia’s biggest campaign donors are in the travel industry which support President Obama’s easing of restrictions to the island of Cuba, and so does Garcia. The South Florida Congressman has also backed the Havana research institute´s efforts of seeking approval in the United States to test and market drugs made in that communist country. Manjares reported that back in 2010 when Garcia was speaking to Castro-friendly supporters he stated that “I support the revolution very strongly, very passionately… I love Fidel like my father, and I believe he loves me like a son.”

Joe Garcia defeated Congressman David Rivera, Republican, in 2012, and now faces reelection. During the 2012 campaign Garcia accused Rivera of an election scandal by supporting a Democrat that was running against him during the Democratic primary. Rivera denied the accusation and thus far the has not been indicted. Ironically, Congressman Joe Garcia´s staff members were involved in an election scandal

Staff Members of Congressman Joe Garcia Involved in an Election Scandal

On May 31, 2013 investigators from the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office served search warrants at the homes of Giancarlo Sopo, age 30, and John Estes, age 26. A third search warrant was served even though it was not clear to whom it was given. The investigators removed computer equipment from the homes of these individuals. Giancarlo Sopo is the Communications Director of Congressman Joe Garcia, Democrat from South Florida. John Estes was Joe Garcia´s campaign manager.

Soon after the search warrants were executed, Jeffrey Garcia, age 40, Congressman Garcia’s Chief of Staff and top political strategist, suddenly resigned. Apparently, Jeffrey Garcia assumed responsibility for a phantom absentee-ballot fraud that took place before the August 14, 2012 Democratic primary for the Congressional District 26. This congressional district extends from Kendall in southern Miami-Dade County to Key West in Monroe County, Florida.

Congressman Joe Garcia stated the following: “I’m shocked and disappointed about this… This is something that hit me from left field. Until today, I had no earthly idea this was going on.” Ironically, Joe Garcia had repeatedly attacked Congressman David Rivera alleging that he was illegally supporting Justin Lamar S Sternad, a Democrat who ran against Joe Garcia in the Democratic primary.
The Miami Herald published a series of stories regarding Congressman Rivera’s alleged illegal involvement in supporting Sternad. Congressman Rivera denied the allegations. Joe Garcia defeated Justin Lamar Sternad, Gustavo Marin, and Gloria Romero Roses in the August 14, 2012 Democratic congressional primary. Later, Garcia defeated by 11 percent Congressman Rivera, who was running for reelection in the general election on November 2012.

JOE GARCIA AND NACY PELOSIInterestingly, Congressman Joe Garcia used the same comments as President Barack Obama with respect to the many major scandals involving his government. That is, both stated that all these events were news to them, that they had never heard of them before, and that it took them by surprise.

On May 31, 2013, Patricia Mazzei wrote an article for The Miami Herald entitled “Congressman Joe Garcia’s Chief of Staff implicated in phantom absentee-ballot requests scheme.” She interviewed for her article Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle who said that, “historically, absentee voting is the source of all voter fraud.” The State Attorney from Miami-Dade County pointed out that her office has targeted absentee voting, which she considers problematic, and is conducting a thorough investigation into fraudulent absentee ballot requests for the August 14, 2012 primary election in Miami-Dade County.

The Miami Herald wrote a series of articles indicating that there were hundreds of fraudulent absentee ballot requests for the August 14 primary election involving the Congressional district of Congressman Joe Garcia as well as other fraudulent absentee ballot requests involving two Florida House of Representatives districts. The Miami Herald discovered that many of these fraudulent absentee ballot requests originated from Internet protocol addresses in Miami and others were from foreign Internet protocol addresses.

This investigation continues in Miami-Dade since the request and collection of illegal absentee ballots from non-English speaking seniors and from the demented elderly population has always been a major problem. Some individuals have been arrested in Hialeah for illegally having in their possession many completed absentee ballots. These individuals are called in Spanish “boleteros” or “boleteras.”

If large numbers of absentee ballots are collected in an election with a poor voting turnout, these absentee ballots could easily determine the winner. Under state of Florida elections laws, only voters or their immediate family members or legal guardians may request absentee ballots for them. This violation is considered a third-degree felony. However, using the private information of an individual, as required in online ballot-request forms, is a more serious crime. The latter is considered a first-degree felony.

Congressional District 26, which Joe Garcia won, has been previously occupied by Republican politicians. It is considered a vulnerable district for Congressman Garcia. Patricia Mazzei reported that three Republicans have already announced their plans to run against Congressman Garcia in 2014. One of them is Carlos Curbelo, who is currently serving as a school board member in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Curbelo stated the following: “Joe Garcia has to come clean immediately and tell the public if his campaign involved absentee ballot fraud.”

In addition to Curbelo, Lawyer Lorenzo Palomares, former chairman of the Metro commission Joe Martinez, former Congressman David Rivera, and two others are running in the Republican primary which will be held in August 2014.

Congressman Garcia hired a prominent Coral Gables attorney to investigate the absentee ballot fraud internally and to work with the State Attorney’s Office. This scandal represents very negative news for Congressman Garcia as it involves two of his top assistants and his campaign manager in the absentee ballot requests scandal. John Estes, Joe Garcia´s former campaign manager, was also the campaign manager for Democrat Patrick Murphy, who defeated Republican Congressman Alan West in Palm Beach County. Congressman West was concerned that there was fraud in this election.

Election fraud in the United States

election fraudAs this writer has reported in his recent book, America in Decline (2014) there was massive fraud in the presidential election of 2012 as well as in the election of 2008. There is no question that new legislation is needed to prevent fraud with absentee ballots. But more importantly, all electronic voting machines need to be discarded since all of them are easily tampered with by introducing a computer virus that changes the results.

Computer experts have testified before Congressional committees regarding the unreliability and vulnerability of all the electronic voting machines. During the 2012 presidential elections voters complained in several states that when they pressed the button with Romney’s name, it was recorded for Obama.

The Columbus Dispacht newspaper reported that in Ohio one out of five registered voters were ineligible to vote. The Pew Research Center explained that almost two million dead people were eligible to vote in the nation.

In Florida, a poll taken by the newspapers The Miami Herald and The Tampa Tribune a week before the election showed Romney leading by 7% and then he lost to Obama. Romney was ahead in other polls in several battleground states and he then lost to Obama. There were “statistical miracles” in numerous precincts in Cincinnati and Philadelphia where Obama received 100% of the votes. After the election, an African American woman proudly proclaimed that she voted for Obama several times.

Alex Boyd, a journalist, reported that the software of the Smartmatic electronic machines, which is used in Venezuela to commit fraud, was used in electronic voting machines in 17 states and the District of Columbia during the 2012 presidential election. He also stated that 34% of the U.S. electorate cast their ballots in these states and in Washington, D.C. Boyd was explaining that Sequoia had the software of the Smartmatic electronic machines and that electronic voting company was used in those states.

Another investigative journalist, Brad Friedman, who writes for his own blog, pointed out in an extensive article that there is no electoral integrity in the United States. Like Alex Boyd, Friedman explained that in 2005 Smartmatic purchased in the California-based Sequoia Voting Systems. In May 2010, Dominion Voting Systems, a Canadian company, purchased Premier Elections Solutions and in June 2010 Dominion purchased Sequoia.

According to Brad Friedman, Dominion runs elections in approximately 50% of the jurisdictions of the United States. It has contracts to provide electronic voting systems to 600 jurisdictions in 22 states. Dominion’s CEO John Poulos stated the following: “We are extremely pleased to conclude (purchase of other electronic election systems) this transaction, which… will allow Dominion to expand its capabilities and operational footprint to every corner of the United States.”

Congress should investigate Dominion Voting System and talk to these two brave reporters. The software of Dominion should be examined by experts.

Democracy will not be restored in the United States until we return to the old system of casting paper ballots, stop the absentee ballot abuses, clean the registered voter lists, and have the 50 states require a picture identification card prior to casting a vote.

Congressman Joe Garcia must explain his remark and his ideology

Congressman Garcia´s Chief of Staff Jeffrey Garcia was convicted for election fraud. If all these irregularities occurred at the national level, it is not surprising that election fraud took place in Congressman Joe Garcia´s District 26. How could Garcia be ignorant of what was going in his own campaign?

Now Congressman Garcia will have to explain to the anti-Communist Cuban community in Miami-Dade County why he likes communism and why he wants closer relations with the oppressive and sanguinary communist regime led by Raul Castro. Congressman Garcia must be defeated in his reelection to Congress. If Garcia really likes communism, perhaps he needs to move to Cuba and Venezuela and then live in “paradise.”