by Kat Stansell, American Policy Center, ©2022

(Oct. 31, 2022) — A team of researchers from the Florida Republican Assembly have revealed some incredible “coincidences” in the relationships of Florida officials to the printing companies which print the ballots for Florida voters.

This investigation into Florida election systems began when analysts now working with the FRA went to learn just how and why the fraud occurred in 2020. As mail-in ballots have long been a vehicle for questionable voting accuracy (Judicial Watch has found that there are over 28 million still floating around the nation from different elections!), the team from FRA chose to begin with them. They surveyed the state to see where those ballots were being sent. They learned that Pinellas County (Tampa/St. Pete) had the most mail-in ballot voters per sq. mi. in the state. By far. In Pinellas, 80- 90% of the residents of high-rise apartment buildings in the county were registered to vote by mail. Only 1 in ten residents living in high rises voted in person or early? This smelled a bit odd, so they dug further.

The printing company, Runbeck, was found to be the one printing all ballots for Pinellas (and Hillsborough) County. So? Well, Runbeck is the same printer connected to allegations of election fraud in both Georgia and Arizona in the 2020 election.

Hmmmm. Coincidence? Maybe…

Checking further, the FRA team found a printing company that prints election supplies and ballots for 42 of the other 65 Florida counties. Its name is Fidlar Elections, once a Florida-based company. In 2017, Fidlar was purchased by a big national printer, Cathedral Printing, based in Rome NY. Cathedral provides services to municipalities and election authorities which include voter id cards, sample and actual ballots.

In 2014, Cathedral Printing had also purchased a Florida company named Axis Data Solutions. So what? Here’s what. Axis was the developer of software to track ballots – which worked with Fidlar Elections’ printing systems. The two were merged after the 2017 Fidlar purchase by Cathedral. This allowed Fidlar to act a bit like ERIC, the electronic registration database, and gather massive amounts of information on Florida voters, under the auspices of voter roll maintenance. Fidlar’s Axis-assisted files included who had moved away and who didn’t voted, two valuable categories for phantom voting. No rules exist to “maintain” these voter rolls, which, in Florida are at 101.6% of all possible citizens of voting age – which statistic is provided by the USEAC. More coincidence?

Why, then, are Florida election authorities allowing our ballots to be printed and our voter information to be collected by out-of-state concerns? Shouldn’t this be an instate function to support local businesses? It would certainly help to assure security of our elections if the printer(s) were under close scrutiny by state officials. Wouldn’t it? Keep in mind that 2017 purchase date. Trump was inaugurated that year. Surely THAT was just a coincidence…

Back to the big out-of-state printer. Who are they, with whom we are trusting our voting integrity?

Cathedral Printing’s Chairman and CEO is a woman named Marianne Gaige, a member of the printing industry hall of fame and a Harvard MBA graduate. She has been with Cathedral for 27 years.

According to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Ms. Gaige is also a regular contributor to Democrat candidates and PAC’s, including the campaign and victory funds for both Obama and Biden. She also contributes monthly to ActBlue, a donation pass-through organization that, distributes money to whomever ActBlue thinks needs it. We can surmise, then, that any donor to ActBlue supports anything and everything Left, with little discretion.

Marianne Gaige also sends monthly donations to Democratic Action/Democratic Governors’ Action (both listed at the same DC address) which is focused on electing Democrat governors for all 50 states. ActBlue also supports this cause. THIS IS THE WOMAN PRINTING AND TRACKING 64% OF FLORIDA’S BALLOTS. Ok, well anyone is free to contribute to political organizations as they see fit. Right? Absolutely. But, read on.

Another Cathedral/Fidlar Elections employee, Stacy Rodriguez, earned certification in 2018 as “Master Florida Elections Vendor”, an award from the Florida Association of Supervisors of Elections. A man named Mark Earley is president of this group.

In checking the posting of Ms. Rodriguez’s award, up pops another coincidence.

When the link to her name is clicked, it takes the reader to “Stacey Earley!”

Stacy Rodriguez turns out to be Stacy Earley, wife of Mark Earley who is currently Leon County (Tallahassee) Supervisor of Elections and president of the Florida Supervisors of Elections Assn. Photographs from Mark Earley’s 2020 social media reelection campaign show the same woman who, on Fidlar’s page, is holding a plaque with the name, “Stacy Rodriguez”.

Why the two names? “Rodriguez” is not her maiden name. Why not just call herself Stacey Earley in her professional life? Again, something smells.

Mark Early is also chair of the Florida SOE Assn’s Cybersecurity Committee and Vice-Chair of its Legislative Committee. Just fyi.

Mr. Earley serves (or disserves) Floridians in two other interesting rolls. He is on the Executive Committee of of EI-ISAC (Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center) which is contracted by the federal Department of Homeland Security to provide “cybersecurity services’ for state election entities.” This union of EI-ISAC and the DHS may well be unconstitutional in addition to being another step towards federalizing our election infrastructure! The DHS has NO business whatsoever in state election matters. Several documents of agreement between counties in other states were featured in this revealing article.


Read the rest here.


Kat Stansell is the Grassroots Outreach Director for the American Policy Center. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio and graduate of Denison University, Kat served the Village of Mettawa, IL, as treasurer and chair of the Planning Commission, where she got a good look at the process of civic vs. corporate interaction. She has been a local activist, working for several candidates and organizations. She has also written for newspapers and websites, and organized events highlighting issues of the day.

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  1. Sounds like marxist collusion to get the results desired by the marxist left!!!!! I have serious doubts that America will ever see a valid election again because the marxists know they can’t win if the results are not illegally tipped in their direction!!!!!!!!!!