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Disgruntled county employee spearheads petition drive in hopes of a higher pay increase.

Petitions are a powerful tool for citizens to express their opinions and influence change. However, when those petitions are fraudulent, it can have serious consequences. In the case of Osceola County, a petition was organized by a disgruntled county employee with the intention of changing voting procedures in order to receive a larger pay raise. (Apparently this person was very unhappy with their last pay increase)

The fraudulent nature of this petition was revealed when it was discovered that many of the signatures were obtained while the petition was still blank. This unethical tactic undermines the democratic process and damages public trust in government institutions.

It is important to hold those responsible accountable for their actions and ensure that proper measures are taken to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. The use of petitions should be respected as a legitimate means for citizens to voice their concerns and advocate for change, but it must be done with integrity and transparency.

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