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  • Rick Scott chased the Hispanic vote and got it

    01/13/2019 3:04:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 11,2019 | Salena Zito
    Nine years ago Rick Scott, then a Florida businessman, sat down with a group of self-described jaded Republican strategists to discuss what it would take for him to run for governor. “You are not going to get anywhere with Hispanic voters, but we’ll try,” said Wes Anderson, founding partner and pollster for OnMessage Inc. (where my co-author Brad Todd works), who was explaining what voters were available to a Republican to win. “Rick Scott looked at us and just shook his head. He said, ‘I reject your dismissal of Hispanic voters. We are going to pursue them, and we're gonna...
  • Puerto Ricans may have elected Rick Scott and other midterm surprises

    11/24/2018 6:24:55 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/18 | Reid Wilson
    The narratives of the midterm elections were set when suburban voters turned against President Trump, women racked up record numbers of electoral wins and Republicans dominated rural states and counties. But dive deeper into the results and some more surprising storylines emerge, from familial ties to long shot candidates, expanding suburbs and new battlegrounds. Here are the overlooked stories that didn’t get enough coverage after the polls closed. Did Puerto Ricans elect Rick Scott? When Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico devastated in 2017, almost 400,000 of the island’s residents moved to the mainland. Many of them landed in Florida, where...
  • Hell Hath No Fury Like a Liberal Scorned

    11/20/2018 11:09:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/20/18 | Katy Grimes
    At this point, Stacey Abrams, Bill Nelson, Andrew Gillum and Hillary Clinton should travel the country as the Sore Losers Tour 2019. “Sore Loserman” was the insult directed at 2000 presidential/vice presidential candidates Al Gore and Joe Lieberman, known on the campaign trail as “Gore Lieberman.” After losing to George W. Bush, Gore challenged the handling of the Florida vote counting, resulting in the closest presidential race in the history of the United States. Gore’s appeals for a recount went unheeded, resulting in Republicans all across America placing ‘Sore Loserman’ bumper stickers on cars.
  • Brenda Snipes Resigns After Recount Debacle

    11/19/2018 6:13:26 AM PST · by mandaladon · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 19 Nov 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    You supposedly won’t have Brenda Snipes to kick around anymore. The subject of one of the more famous “Florida Woman” stories of late is reported to have resigned her position as Broward County Election Supervisor, taking effect in January. After numerous, spectacular failures in processing election results over the years, Saturday’s debacle of submitting their recount results two minutes after the deadline had passed was apparently a bridge too far and Ms. Snipes is stepping down. (Washington Times) Taking a page from the playbook of disgraced public officials around the country, Snipes reportedly wants to “spend more time with her...
  • Dumpster Fire: Broward County Had To Stop Its Manual Recount

    11/18/2018 5:57:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Broward County once again proves that incompetence and ineptitude are the heart of their election process. Throughout this whole process, the county, a Democratic bastion, and it’s equally disastrous and liberal neighbor, Palm Beach County, have made a mockery of the 2018 election with their inability to count the friggin’ ballots. Republican Gov. Rick Scott had to file lawsuits in order to shed some light into their ballot counting processes, which a judge later found to be in violation of public records laws. They wouldn’t disclose how many outstanding ballots were left. Scott had declared victory over incumbent Sen. Bill...
  • Bill Nelson takes shots at Donald Trump in concession to Rick Scott

    11/18/2018 1:55:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2018 | James Varney
    Following a protracted recount battle, three-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson conceded Sunday, acknowledging GOPGov. Rick Scott has been elected to replace him in January. “Well, things worked out a little differently than Grace and I had hoped,” Mr. Nelson’s statement read. “But let me say, I by no measure feel defeated. And that’s because I have had the privilege of serving the people of Florida and our country for most of my life.” As he left the political stage, Mr. Nelson, 76, also took a parting shot at President Trump. “We have to move beyond a politics that aims...
  • NELSON CONCEDED

    11/18/2018 12:04:04 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 41 replies
    Can't blame racism. Scott said he was gracious. What a low class lout he was.
  • Vanity - What do Democrat "Losers", Nelson, Gillum & Abrams, etc., have in common?

    11/17/2018 2:31:45 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 53 replies
    What do Democrat, losers, Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams & Bill Nelson all have in common. Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey & Chuck Schumer all came to Florida and Georgia to campaign for them...and all of them lost their races. Of course, the Democrats with brains & street smarts, realized that having the Obama's, Clinton, Schumer & Winfrey campaign for them is the kiss of political death. I see the Clintons have cancelled their grand tour, no one has signed up to attend. Methinks, the Obama's and Clinton's are toast as effective campaigners for any Democrats. Case...
  • Bill Nelson’s Ending (FL Rat Loser Alert)

    11/17/2018 7:46:14 PM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/17/2018 | Steve Bousquet and Steve Contorno
    Florida’s senior senator, often described as one of the luckiest politicians alive, won three terms as a Democrat in the U.S. Senate seemingly without breaking a sweat, and for good reason: He faced one weak opponent after another. After 46 years in public office, he finally met his match in Gov. Rick Scott, whose vast personal fortune, trademark aggressiveness and single-minded discipline has proven to be just enough to produce an excruciatingly narrow victory — Scott’s third, close statewide win in eight years.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 11/17/2018 Newsdump Edition

    11/17/2018 5:32:10 AM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump will be in fire ravaged California today. At least 71 are dead as a result of the "Camp Fire" with more than 1-thousand missing...... The Central Intelligence Agency believes that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul on October 2nd....... The government of Yemen and Houthi rebels are set to atttend negotiationa aimed at ending the three-year civil war.... In France today one protester was killed when protesters gathered at some 2,000 locations in opposition to RISING GASOLINE PRICES..... The name of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been...
  • 'Nelson has no path': Democrats admit Scott beats Florida icon

    11/16/2018 7:12:34 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    POLITICO ^ | November 16, 2018 | Marc Caputo
    Sen. Bill Nelson has run out of time, run out of favorable court rulings and is about to officially run out of votes. After losing to Gov. Rick Scott on Election Day, losing after an automatic recount and appearing to not make up the gap following a manual recount Friday, Nelson’s campaign was dealt a mortal blow later that evening by U.S. District Judge Mark E. Walker, who crushed the Democrat’s last major hope by upholding a Florida law that forbids county election offices from counting vote-by-mail ballots received after 7 p.m. Election Day. “It’s done. But it was done...
  • In Critical Broward County, Hope for Bill Nelson Fades as Hand Recount Begins

    11/16/2018 8:41:03 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 59 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | November 16, 2018 | Pema Levy
    As the hand recount in Florida’s contentious Senate election got underway in Broward County, it quickly became clear that Democrats were headed for a bad day. This is the county where incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson needed to net thousands of new votes on Friday. But minutes into the recount, that became unlikely. Broward County is at the center of Nelson’s hopes for defeating Republican Rick Scott, who currently leads by fewer than 13,000 votes, because there were tens of thousands of ballots in the county that registered no vote in the Senate race. Because Broward is a heavily Democratic county,...
  • 11th Circuit Panel 2-1 Denies Rick Scott Motion

    11/15/2018 6:06:09 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 24 replies
    Election Law ^ | November 15, 2018 | Zoe Tillman
    NEW: 11th Circuit has denied a request by Republicans to delay an order entered this morning giving Florida voters more time to fix problems with signatures on their ballots.
  • FL SEN: Barring A Miracle, Rick Scott Is Going To Win

    11/15/2018 1:46:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2018 | Matt Nelson
    This race is over. Even while Broward and Palm Beach Counties continue with their mandatory recount, incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is still trailing Republican Gov. Rick Scott by 12,000 votes. Barring a miracle, or massive voter fraud, there’s no way he’s going to win. Even CNN admits this: Democrats hope a manual recount will overturn the results of Florida's Senate election and pave the wave for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson to keep his Senate seat.Appearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer projected confidence about Nelson's chances."Bill Nelson is -- is strong as could be," Schumer said....
  • Judge gives Florida voters until Saturday to correct signature problems in election recount

    11/15/2018 5:10:28 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 28 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 15, 2018 | Gray Rohrer
    TALLAHASSEE — A federal court judge on Thursday ruled that thousands of voters whose votes weren’t counted because of issues with their signatures on their mail-in or provisional ballots have two more days to challenge the decision to reject their votes. The order from U.S. District Court judge Mark Walker came hours before a 3 p.m. deadline for counties to report the results of a machine recount for the U.S. Senate, governor and agriculture commissioner contests, throwing more uncertainty over a process that faces a spate of legal challenges...[snip]..... Lawyers for the Florida Department of State and the National Republican...
  • Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

    11/13/2018 4:02:24 PM PST · by mdittmar · 35 replies
    ap ^ | 11/13/2012 | TERRY SPENCER
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to intervene in Florida’s legally mandated vote recount Tuesday, calling on the state’s Democratic senator to admit defeat and again implying without evidence that officials in two pivotal counties are trying to steal the election.“When will Bill Nelson concede in Florida?” Trump said in a morning tweet. “The characters running Broward and Palm Beach voting will not be able to ‘find’ enough votes, too much spotlight on them now!” There have been bumps as Florida undergoes recounts for both the governor and Senate races. Palm Beach County said it won’t finish...
  • Trump: When will Bill Nelson concede in Florida? Will not be able to "find" enough votes

    11/13/2018 2:02:13 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 13, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    When will Bill Nelson concede in Florida? The characters running Broward and Palm Beach voting will not be able to “find” enough votes, too much spotlight on them now!
  • Miami-Dade is halfway through its recount. Broward hasn’t started yet.

    11/13/2018 5:00:49 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | November 12, 2018 | Douglas Hanks
    By noon on Monday, Miami-Dade managed to recount about half of the more than 800,000 votes cast in the 2018 election. Broward County had not yet started its state-mandated recount. The stark contrast in pace from Florida’s two largest sources of ballots highlights the pressure facing Broward as it tries to meet a Thursday afternoon deadline to recount the more than 700,000 votes cast in the largely Democratic county.
  • “Zero Percentage Change” to vote tabulations after Sunday’s Nassau County, Florida recount

    11/12/2018 8:43:12 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 13 replies
    Fernandina Observer Daily News ^ | November 12, 2018 | Susan Hardee Steger
    NASSAU COUNTY BALLOTS IN STORAGE. FILE PHOTO. Nassau County Democrats are reporting that Sunday’s recount of votes by the Nassau County Supervisor of Elections is finished and there were “zero percentage changes” in the vote totals. A manual recount of the over and under votes, if ordered, will occur later this week.” According to Florida Election laws, in the event the recount shows the vote margin is less than or equal to 0.25% , a manual recount is required. The manual recount applies only for ballots sorted by the automatic tabulating equipment showing undervotes or overvotes.
  • GOP Senate candidate Rick Scott: 'Sen. Nelson is clearly trying to commit fraud' to win election

    11/11/2018 11:57:23 PM PST · by JonnyFive · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/11/18 | Gregg Re
    Florida Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott on Sunday directly accused his Democratic opponent, incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, of being a "sore loser" who is "clearly trying to commit fraud to win this election," as recounts commenced in the state's tight gubernatorial and Senate contests. Speaking to "Fox News Sunday," Scott's comments marked a significant escalation of his rhetoric against Nelson, just days after he filed two bombshell lawsuits against election officials in two Democratic strongholds in Florida and flagged them for engaging in potentially "rampant fraud."