Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Dems Trying to Steal Florida Election? GOP Gov. Rick Scott Sounds Alarm

Dems Trying to Steal Florida Election? GOP Gov. Rick Scott Sounds Alarm

What originally started as a trio of protesters quickly grew into a group of about 200 people, voicing their outrage in the midst of three potential recounts in the Senate, Governor and State Agricultural Commission races.

Scott has a narrow lead over incumbent Democratic Sen. Scott's election night 56,000 victory over Nelson shrank to just over 17,000 votes -- within the.25 percent margin that sparks a manual recount -- by Thursday afternoon. "That's all I have to say".

Scott pointed out that the lawyer hired by Nelson, Marc Elias, has said he expects the Democratic senator to be declared the victor. He warned there could be "rampant fraud" within those county's supervisor of election offices.

Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes now must "allow immediate" viewing and copying of records that were requested, CBS Miami reported.

High-profile USA elections in Florida remained unresolved and the prospect of legal challenges, recounts and ballot reviews are setting the stage for possible weeks of uncertainty.

Contests with a margin of 0.5 percent or less qualify for an automatic machine recount by every county elections office involved in the contest.

The margin between the two has narrowed to within 0.5% of each other.

Scott carried a larger lead Tuesday night, but continues to see it dissipate as more votes come in.

"I will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election", Mr Scott said.

Asked to clarify, she responded, "I'm not going to clarify".

The lawsuit, filed Thursday, lists the Democratic Executive Committee as a plaintiff with Nelson and Florida Secretary Ken Detzner as a defendant.

In Florida, both the senate and governor's races remain undecided, and could potentially be heading for a recount.


Florida is the definitive swing state in USA politics, and it's not uncommon for major statewide races to be decided by the narrowest of margins. He hired attorney Barry Richard, who represented President George W. Bush in the 2000 recount.

He said that by 4 p.m. Friday, 52 of the state's 67 counties have already provided their returns to the state. If the margin is 0.25 or less, a manual recount would take place, which would need to be completed by November 18.

Official results from counties are certified by the state. Marco Rubio said the prolonged ballot counting process has given him pause. "We will be monitoring closely and taking further action as needed if necessary".

"They're finding votes out of nowhere". "And we just need to take a deep breath, we need to have some transparency, we need to get the votes counted and we also, though, going forward need to make our election systems better".

Democrat Gillum knew this when he conceded to DeSantis after the polls closed.

Scott sued Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher and Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes on Thursday night.

More than 48 hours after the country concluded the midterm elections, it's still unknown who will be Florida's next USA senator, governor and agriculture commissioner, or how long it will be before those pronouncements can be made. "Nelson will prevail in a recount", Marc Elias, a lawyer for Nelson, told reporters on Friday. Bill Nelson conceded Election - now he's back in play!?

"It is sad and embarrassing that Bill Nelson would resort to these low tactics after the voters have clearly spoken", Scott's campaign statement continued. Some of the protesters accused county officials of trying to steal the election. While the local races were all situated elsewhere on the ballot, only Senate and U.S. House of Representatives were located below the instructions, and in one district where there was no race for rep, the Senate race was the only one below the instructions.

"This is a feature, not a flaw", Elias said of the ongoing counting of provisional and absentee ballots.

"Well, it could be", Trump said when asked if the federal government could get involved, "because if you look at Broward, and Palm Beach to a lesser extent, if you look at Broward County, they have had a terrible history".

But Palm Beach was also the home to the infamous "butterfly ballot" that many Democrats believe cost Gore the election.

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