Skip to comments.Governor Rick Scott warns of 'rampant fraud' possible in Broward, Palm Beach counties
Posted on 11/08/2018 6:03:55 PM PST by springwater13
Governor Rick Scott delivered a blistering report Thursday on the offices of supervisors of elections in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Addressing the media in front of the governor's mansion, Scott said there could be "rampant fraud" in the election practices of the two counties.
Scott said at the end of election night, the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office said 634,000 votes had been cast.
By 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the office reported 712,040 ballots counted with an unknown number of ballots remaining.
Scott said his office has filed a lawsuit and is asking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to look into the matter.
Governor Scott said the officials in those counties were trying to "steal the election and thwart the efforts of voters in Florida."
"The people of Florida deserve fairness and transparency and the supervisors are failing to give it to us," Scott said.
Scott said a judge ruled last year the office of Brenda Snipes illegally destroyed ballots in 2016.
Scott also said Snipes' office posted results in 2016 before the polls closed. FOX 13 News has not independently verified this detail.
He added that Palm Beach County was refusing to provide information about the ballot count to the public. He said they were also illegally denying party officials access to the ballot counting area, forcing them to stand behind a glass wall with limited visibility and no ability to hear what counters are saying.
"This is a clear violation of Florida law," Scott said.
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Democrat vote fraud.
Its for the children.
This is unacceptable.
Where is Pam Bondi?
She is FL AG
Why is she silent?
ballot stuffing should be a capital offense
Bring in the marshals..
Rick, talk’s cheap.
So, my question is, “what is the remedy?” Do Broward County votes all get thrown out? Does the county revote? I don’t see how its possible to separate the legitimate from the stuffed ballots.
I think its gop fault. They should do recount as well AFTER rats are done theirs. If they came up with by X votes, gop counties will recount to by X + 1000. If they want to see your ballots, insist checking theirs. Thats how you beat them
Bondi is quiet because she doesn’t want to be called a racist.
Why the effing hell isn’t he or any other so-called conservative, “rule of law” idiot republican doing anything?
gillum will be governor in florida and abrams will steal the georgia governorship. The senate gains are being stolen right now in florida, arizona, and probably montana. There will be no gains in the senate for the republicans. mittens romney will probably offer to share power with his friends in the dem-o-rat party.
Er...after seeing what happened the past two decades Sessions was working on such a trap, wasn't he? /s
Where the hell do you all of a sudden find 78,040 ballots that you didn’t previously report in your official total count?
Ugh. Here we go again. And how is it that Brenda Snipes is allowed anywhere near an election?
Then Bondi, like Sessions should resign.
The Acting AG has already been sworn in.
They need to get rid of that election official. Secondly, who has the legal authority to bar other parties from witnessing the ballot count? If such a thing is legal, it sure does have to change.
Rick Scott, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have filed a lawsuit against Brenda Snipes and Broward County, and are asking for an immediate hearing.
Thankfully, he doesn't get to make that decision for the rest of the Republicans in the Senate.
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