Wendy Sartory Link

LISTEN TO VOICEMAIL: Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Calls Our Report Unfair

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In Voicemail, Wendy Sartory Link Says She Is The Only One Who Knows What’s Going On During Elections, But Still Doesn’t Answer Question About Ballot Vans.

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Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Wendy Sartory Link.

BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link left a nearly three minute voicemail message for BocaNewsNow.com early Wednesday calling our report “unfair” and asserting that she is the only person who knows what’s happening with elections in Palm Beach County. Link says she is the only person who can speak about elections and that her media representative, a Palm Beach County employee, is not allowed to comment. The voicemail is below.

BocaNewsNow.com reported Tuesday on voter concerns that we’ve received about the processing of ballots submitted at “Ballot Vans.” The vans are located across Palm Beach County. We confirmed that at least some of these ballots had not been scanned by the Election Supervisor’s office more than a day after they were submitted. Each ballot has a tracking barcode which is traceable online.

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A ballot van at the library branch in West Boca Raton, an early voting location.

We asked Judy Lamey, the “media specialist” for the Supervisor of Elections Office, how long processing should take. She refused to answer our question on Tuesday, stating that she isn’t authorized to discuss the matter. Her official title is “media specialist.” Our report first appeared early Tuesday evening.

At 8:02 this morning (Wednesday, October 21, 2020), Elections Supervisor Wendy Sartory Link left a nearly three minute voicemail telling us our report is unfair, that she is the only one who is allowed to speak for the office because she is the only one who knows what’s going on, and that it’s concerning that we didn’t answer the phone when she called. (We were on another call). But she still didn’t answer the question about ballot processing.

As you can hear in the voicemail, Link did explain how busy she is — which we acknowledge. But the issue in question isn’t Supervisor Link’s work schedule — it’s why a simple question about ballot processing isn’t being answered less than two weeks before a Presidential election. It is also unclear why Wendy Sartory Link, by her own admission, is the only person who knows what’s happening with elections in Palm Beach County.

Listen to the voicemail. If you are reading this in a news aggregator and the audio file does not appear, visit BocaNewsNow.com on the web.

Ed. Note: There is absolutely no suggestion of partisan bias either in this report or being attributed to Supervisor Link’s office. In a highly charged political climate, anything other than full transparency is a problem. Whether intentionally or not, Supervisor Link’s office is not being transparent when a simple question about processing ballots isn’t being answered. We’ll update when a statement — which we fully expect to receive after publishing this report — is transmitted to us.


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