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  • Florida braces for volatile recount as Trump ramps up attacks

    11/12/2018 3:26:10 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Lisa Hagen
    Democrats and Republicans are bracing for a protracted and volatile recount in Florida as election officials rush to meet a Thursday deadline to complete the process. Recounts in three statewide races were in full swing, with the nail-biter race between Sen. Bill Nelson (D) and Gov. Rick Scott (R) taking center stage. Votes are also being retabulated for the state's gubernatorial race between former Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D). The unfolding drama, and the legal battles surrounding it, are reminiscent of Florida’s presidential recount battle in 2000 that resulted in the election of former President...
  • Judge denies Scott request for injunction against Broward County

    11/12/2018 12:45:03 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Lisa Hagen and Justin Wise
    Broward Circuit Judge Jack Tuter said Monday that he would not issue an injunction in response to a request from Gov. Rick Scott (R) that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and county sheriffs impound ballots and voting machines in the county when they’re not in use, according to CBS Miami. The announcement comes a day after Scott filed a pair of emergency motions in Palm Beach and Broward County courts, as legal action intensifies over the too-close-to-call Senate race between the governor and Sen. Bill Nelson (D). The race is now undergoing a machine recount that must be completed...
  • 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."
  • Media Dismisses Florida Election Misconduct As Conservative Conspiracy Theory

    11/10/2018 5:58:59 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/10/2018 | Amber Athey
    The establishment media is dismissing the election scandal in Florida as a conservative conspiracy theory, but the evidence indicates something strange is afoot. Republican Governor Rick Scott beat incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson for the state’s open Senate seat, but days after the election, election supervisors in Broward and Palm Beach counties were still adding votes to the tally. he supervisors refused to share where the additional ballots were coming from and how many were left to count, leading Republicans in the state to cry foul. The media swiftly rebuked Republican concerns of potential fraud or misconduct as “conspiracy theories”...
  • Gillum, Nelson Lawyers Fight To Include Non-Citizen's Vote In Florida

    11/10/2018 2:01:42 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 10, 2018 | Luke Rosiak
    Lawyers for Florida Democratic candidates Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson both fought to prevent a non-citizen’s vote from being excluded Friday night, according to a transcript of a Palm Beach County Canvassing Board proceeding obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. Michael Barnett, chairman of the Palm Beach Republican Party, told TheDCNF that the county’s canvassing board was going through provisional ballots and quickly deciding whether to allow or disallow each. This exchange is of the first non-citizen’s vote they encountered. “We had a court reporter that we hired to sit in the proceedings, which are public,” he said. The...
  • Undervotes in Broward US Senate race

    11/09/2018 11:11:51 PM PST · by Methos8 · 33 replies ^ | 11/9/2018 | Nathaniel Rakich
    Broward County’s undervote rate is way out of line with every other county in Florida, which exhibited, at most, a 0.8-percent difference. (There is one outlier — the sparsely populated Liberty County — where votes cast in the Senate race were 1 percent higher than in the governor race, but there we’re talking about a difference of 26 votes, not more than 26,000, as is the case in Broward.)
  • Trump accuses Broward County of 'getting ready to do a number' on him in 2016

    11/09/2018 11:28:29 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/18 | John Bowden
    President Trump on Friday claimed that Broward County election officials were prepared in 2016 to falsify the county's vote totals against him as they continue to count ballots from Tuesday's hotly contested midterm elections. In a tweet, the president asserted that Broward County election officials were late with their vote counts in 2016 and were "probably getting ready to do a 'number'" on him to thwart his bid to capture Florida's 29 Electoral College votes. "In the 2016 Election I was winning by so much in Florida that Broward County, which was very late with vote tabulation and probably getting...
  • FL SEN: Something Very Odd (And In Violation Of State Law) Is Going On

    11/09/2018 4:53:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | November 8, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    UPDATE: GOP chair draws red line: What’s happening in Florida is unacceptable. The #Broward Elections Supervisor has been pulling stunts like this for years and we’re not going to let her get away with it.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 8, 2018 ***Something odd is occurring in Florida’s Senate race. Republican Gov. Rick Scott has declared victory over incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. At the time, Scott led Nelson by a little over 34,500 votes. It’s now been cut to around 18,000. We’re heading into recount territory, as Scott’s lead has dwindled to 0.2 percent; less than half of one...
  • Recount prospects grow as Florida races tighten

    11/08/2018 2:50:34 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/18 | Max Greenwood
    The races for Senate and governor in Florida tightened even further on Thursday, raising the prospect that two of the highest profile contests in the country could be headed to a recount. The tumult also underscored how intensely divided the country’s largest and most volatile battleground state remains along political and demographic lines 18 years after handing George W. Bush the presidency following one of the most controversial recounts in U.S. history. As of Thursday afternoon, just 17,344 votes – a difference of 0.22 percentage points – separated Sen. Bill Nelson (D) and his Republican challenger, Florida Gov. Rick Scott,...
  • Nelson calls for recount in Florida Senate race

    11/07/2018 8:26:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2018 | Caroline Kelly
    Florida Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson called Wednesday for a recount in his race for re-election against Republican Gov. Rick Scott. In a statement from Nelson's office, the longtime incumbent said Scott had prematurely declared victory in the race, which CNN has not yet called. In Florida, an automatic recount is triggered when the final margin is less than .5% and is not triggered by candidate requests. Votes were still being counted Wednesday morning, but Scott's lead was within that margin, according to CNN projections. The initial vote count won't be finalized until Saturday at noon.
  • WFTV: Scott declares victory, but Florida Senate race still ‘too close to call’

    11/07/2018 4:18:27 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    WFTV ^ | 11-7-18 | Sarah Wilson , Q McCray
    FLORIDA - The U.S. Senate race between Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson is still statistically too close to call – despite Scott calling the race for himself Tuesday night. Poll results are counting in at 50-50 with Scott pulling ahead slightly with less than 40,000 votes between them. In a speech to supporters in Naples just before midnight on Tuesday, Scott said he was confident in his victory.
  • Trump says Democrats would ruin Florida, his second home

    11/04/2018 3:35:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 3, 2018 | Darlene Superville
    President Donald Trump on Saturday used his final Florida campaign event before next week’s elections to implore supporters to send Republicans to the governor’s mansion and the U.S. Senate, claiming that allowing Democrats to win either office would bring ruin to the state he also calls home. Trump returned to Florida for the second time this week to help rally support for Gov. Rick Scott, who is challenging Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Trump also sought to boost former Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is facing off against Andrew Gillum, the Democratic mayor of Tallahassee, in the race for governor. Trump argued...
  • Obama touts Gillum and Nelson, warns voters “character of the country” is on the line

    11/02/2018 7:38:48 PM PDT · by palmer · 44 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 02, 2018 04:49 PM | BY LESLEY CLARK AND MAYA KAUFMAN
    He never mentioned him by name, but former President Barack Obama made it clear Friday at a rally in Miami’s Overtown that by electing Andrew Gillum governor of Florida, the state can deliver a blow to President Donald Trump.... On Friday, the faithful jammed into a sweltering, cavernous room at Miami’s Ice Palace Film Studios, several attendees wearing Obama T-shirts they said dated to his first run for the presidency in 2008. Gillum’s campaign said more than 4,000 people attended....
  • VANITY: There's NOTHING on Obama, Gillum & Nelson Rally Crowd Size Today in Fla.

    11/02/2018 2:19:36 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 45 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/2/18 | Self (Somewhat)
    Watched Obama on all three cable news channel networks (they'll all air his diatribe, but will not give one minute to Trump and his rallies unless you switch to CPAN-3, and if you're lucky, they're airing an actual Trump rally in real time!) and I could not gauge crowd size. Cameras did not pan out. Ne'er a peep about this in the media. I've been looking EVERYWHERE to see how many people showed up to this gabfest by diarrhea-mouth. Same thing in Georgia, since Obama held a rally for Abrams at Morehouse College today. Not a peep about crowd size...
  • CBS Florida Poll: Gillum’s Lead Down To A Single Point, Scott Pulls Into Tie With Nelson For Senate

    10/28/2018 12:43:39 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    HotAir ^ | October 28, 2018 | Allahpundit
    Lotta good news (and a little bad) for the GOP in this multi-state survey from CBS and YouGov but none better than the Florida gubernatorial numbers. Probably no single outcome next month will have more consequences for the 2020 election than who ends up in charge of Florida. A poll taken a few days ago had Ron DeSantis ahead for the first time in two months, which seemed suspicious. Was that really the start of a trend towards Republicans or was it just an outlier? Gillum had led in every one of the 18 other polls taken since September 1....
  • More than 2 million votes cast and GOP maintains advantage (FL)

    10/26/2018 7:26:23 AM PDT · by Ravi · 56 replies
    tampa bay times ^ | 10/26/18 | steve bousquet
    TALLAHASSEE — More than 2 million Florida voters have cast ballots and Republicans maintain a solid advantage over Democrats in turnout. The blue wave remains mostly a mirage. More Republicans are "bringing it home" so far, in the words of Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum. Typically, the GOP has led from the start in mail ballots, and it edged ahead of the Democrats in early voting Thursday for the first time as several more GOP counties began early voting , according to county-by-county totals on the state Division of Elections web site. As of Friday, 2,037,610 ballots had been...
  • Bill Nelson leads Rick Scott, 52-46 percent, in Quinnipiac poll

    10/22/2018 12:12:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/22/18 | Steve Bousquet
    'Nelson is just better liked,' the Connecticut-based polling center concluded. .... taken after Hurricane Michael shows Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson holding a 6-point lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott, 52 to 46 percent.... ...Nelson has a 20-point lead with women (59 to 39 percent) and a 22-point advantage with independents (60 to 38 percent).
  • Members of Justice Department's National Security Division Leadership Team Announced

    09/29/2009 4:06:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 509+ views
    US ^ | September 28, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Members of Justice Department's National Security Division Leadership Team Announced WASHINGTON — David Kris, the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, today announced the National Security Division’s (NSD) leadership team. Among others, Kris announced the appointment of Brad Wiegmann to be the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General; Donald Vieira to be the Chief of Staff; Todd Hinnen as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Law and Policy; Tashina Gauhar as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Intelligence; and George Toscas as the Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Counterterrorism and Counterespionage. “We are...
  • Democrat, Senator, Bill Nelson is supporting Democrat, Andrew Gillum for Florida Governor?

    10/11/2018 7:21:32 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 14 replies
    Does anyone know if Democrat, Senator, Bill Nelson is actively supporting and campaigning for Democrat, Mayor, Andrew Gillum in the Florida Governor race? Gillum, who is a known Progressive, Socialist, Communist, Racist, Jew & Israel Hater, Democrat who, IMHO, is the not best place for Senator, Nelson to hang his hat on, during his very close and tight campaign against, current Florida Governor, Republican, Rick Scott. Any inputs, one way or the other. Go Scott, Go DeSantis, Go, Mast (18thFLCD), Go GOP, Go, GPTV, Go Trumpo MEGA rallies, Go, MAGA!!!
  • Democrats Senators discuss changing their vote

    10/05/2018 8:39:35 PM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 146 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/5 | Florida Guy @floridaguy267
    10/5 8:46pm Democrat Senators Tester, McCaskill, Donnelly, Nelson and Heitkamp are discussing change of Kavanaugh vote tonight.