Beranton J. Whisenant, Jr., a federal prosecutor, committed suicide in May 2017.
Actually, suicide should really be in quotes.
The official report said Whisenant, 37, shot himself in the head, which means a gun would’ve been found right next to his body – unless a passerby managed to swipe it before authorities showed up.
The thing is, a gun was never found.
Whisenant was handling visa and passport fraud cases in Democrat Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s district in Broward County at the time of his death.
Broward County has a storied history of election malfeasance.
Detectives and a medical examiner found Whisenant had shot himself in the head, Hollywood police said.
Police searched for two blocks north and south of the crime scene but couldn’t find the gun or any other weapon.
He was assigned to the Miami office of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and been hired as federal prosecutor a few months earlier.
A Florida campaign worker signed a sworn affidavit alleging Broward County elections officials were filling in blank ballots.
After this was learned, Chelsey Smith was fired.
Affidavit filed by Broward Election’s employee in support of Caldwell lawsuit provides eye witness account of Elections staff filling in blank ballots. When this was reported the employee was fired and told not to come back. #sayfie
— Jeff Kottkamp (@JeffKottkamp) November 10, 2018
Broward County, Florida Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes, a Democrat, was appointed by then-Republican Governor Jeb Bush in 2003.
Snipes has a history of malfeasance.
Because of the craziness taking place in the Sunshine State involving Tuesday’s elections, Snipes was ordered to turn over ballots for inspection by 7pm EST Friday night.
She missed the deadline.
Now, Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz says Snipes may be held in contempt.
This whole fiasco involves ballots mysteriously being found days after the election, all in favor of Democrat candidates Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum.
Rep. Gaetz: When I leave here we are going to go get motions of contempt prepared and we are going back in front of a judge to hold Brenda Snipes in contempt of court.
BREAKING: Judge finds Broward County violated constitution by not following open records laws, orders election officials to comply by 7pm. Ruling does not address allegations of fraud. @nbc6 pic.twitter.com/M1rK2RPsWj
— Jamie Guirola (@jamieNBC6) November 9, 2018