Friday, 16 November, 2018

Broward County again at the center of turmoil in a Florida recount

Florida Gov. Rick Scott addresses his election night party in Naples Florida where he had declared victory Tuesday over inc Marco Rubio: Democrats Are Trying to Steal Florida Senate Race by Counting All the Votes
Glenn Montgomery | 10 November, 2018, 07:39

Several lawmakers have also weighed in, with Democratic Sens. Bill Nelson and the race may be headed to a recount.

Moments before that tweet, the president - who might interact with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris this weekend - appeared to mock allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election as he questioned why people are "just now finding votes in Florida and Georgia".

Scott has a narrow lead over incumbent Democratic Sen.

The accusations and lawsuits in the political battleground of Florida conjured memories of the state's 2000 presidential recount, when the victor of the White House hung in the balance for weeks before the US Supreme Court stopped the counting and Republican George W. Bush triumphed over Democrat Al Gore. Among other things, the infamous punch-card ballots are no longer.

The two southern states are in the spotlight after Tuesday's closely watched midterm elections, in which Democrats reclaimed the House of Representatives from President Donald Trump's Republicans and flipped a number of governorships.

The Scott campaign lashed out at the suit.

"Every Floridian should be concerned there may be rampant fraud happening in Palm Beach and Broward counties", Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott said in a press conference Thursday evening. If the difference is 0.25 percent or less, state law requires a hand recount, which would address the issues of the undervote that Elias believes will be a key in the recount.

Under Florida law, a recount is mandatory if the winning candidate's margin is less than 0.5 percentage points when the first unofficial count is verified Saturday by Florida's secretary of state. Bill Nelson and Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott as the two sides prepare for a possible recount.

"This serves as an outright disenfranchisement and burden on the right to vote", Elias told reporters on a call Friday. A spokeswoman for the agency said there was no active investigation.

Nelson lawyer Mar Elias shot back at Scott for using his official position to try to influence the election. Nelson wants those ballots to count. Miller said Marx stated that she wasn't sure that's what "witnesses" meant but said the counting was over so she let it go. This is not a third world dictatorship.

"With today's filing, their desperation has driven them to ask the federal courts to allow voter fraud", Scott campaign manager Jackie Schutz Zeckman said. Some Democrats are anxious that Secretary of State Ken Detzner, who was appointed by Scott, might drag his feet in ordering and conducting recounts so that they're not completed by the state's deadline on November 15 for a machine recount or November 18 for a hand recount. Those included instances where a voter might have over-voted, trying to cross out a choice and indicating a preferred one with an arrow. Bucher ran in a special election to replace him and won.

Following emergency court hearings Friday, district judges ordered the Democratic supervisors of elections - Susan Bucher in Palm Beach; Brenda Spikes in Broward - to open up their process, which had unfolded for days in relative secrecy. "We must protect our Democracy!" Eventually a judge ruled that the law had been violated.

Kemp holds about a 63,000-vote lead, with 50.3 percent of nearly 4 million votes. Scott held a 0.21 percentage lead over Nelson on Thursday afternoon.

Rudy Giuliani, the president's lawyer, alleged in a series of tweets that the county was "creating" votes and that a person would have to be "naive, even simple minded not to recognize" that Democrats regularly engage in voter fraud.

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