This past June, Chris Krebs was invited to be the featured speaker at the Florida Supervisor of Elections (FSE) Summer Conference. Despite its name, the FSE is registered as a non-profit business and is not a government entity.
Krebs, the former director of CISA, entered the national spotlight when President Trump fired him after he stated the 2020 elections were the most secure in history. Speaking at the FSE convention were Secretary of State Laurel Lee and Maria Mathews, Division of Elections Director.
Both Lee and Mathews are members or supporters of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), and National Association of State Election Directors (NASED). NASS and FSE partner with well-known left leaning organizations such as Democracy Works. In turn, Democracy Works is funded by SEIU Florida Public Services Union, Democracy Fund, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
On November 12, 2020, NASS/NASED claimed in a joint statement that “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.” NASS and NASED are recipients of donations from voting machine and ballot printing companies.
It appears Lee and Mathews’ beliefs are reflective of their affiliation with Krebs and left-leaning organizations. Both have repeatedly ignored Defend Florida’s request for actionable, nonpartisan plans calling for election integrity improvements, despite massive voter roll anomalies found in Florida’s largest counties. Most recently they denied Representative Anthony Sabatini’s request for a forensic audit, disregarding thousands of petition signatures collected by Sabatini. Lee refuses to be transparent about a private meeting with Dominion and Electronic Systems and Software (ESS).
Defend Florida and its affiliates represent 250,000 + Floridians including Delegates and Super Delegates. They have exposed major voting issues in Florida and are committed to ensure the highest levels of integrity in the Sunshine State’s voting process.
Defend Florida Staff Writer
Contact: Caroline Wetherington
Defend Florida co-founder