Skip to comments.Broward recount shenanigans: 46,000 Democrat votes “found” after election day, with more to come
Posted on 11/09/2018 8:37:38 AM PST by Red Badger
********CURRENT VOTE MARGINS as of 8:40am Friday********
U.S. Senate Rick Scott leads Bill Nelson by 15,092 15,079 15,068 votes
FL Governor Ron DeSantis leads Andrew Gillum by 36,223 36,219 36,199 votes
UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect that at approximately 2pm Eastern, the Broward County Supervisor of Elections posted another 11,300 votes (which broke 70-30 in favor of Democrats). This new tranche of ballots triggered a mandatory machine recount in the governors race and a hand recount in the U.S. Senate race.
UPDATE #2: After another update sometime after 5pm, Nelson has gained another 2,000 votes, cutting Scotts statewide lead to just 15,092 votes. It is unclear where these last 2,000 votes came from.
UPDATE #3: Scott has ordered FDLE to investigate Broward Countys handling of ballots. Attorneys for Rick Scott have filed a lawsuit in the 17th Judicial Circuit against Broward SOE Brenda Snipes. The lawsuit demands access to public records in an effort to know how many ballots have been cast, how many have been counted and how many ballots remain to be counted. Snipes maintains that she does not have this information.
Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis may be in trouble. Despite clear margins of victory for both men on election night, Democrat election supervisors in Broward and Palm Beach counties say they arent done tallying up votes. Two days after the polls closed on Tuesday night, Democrat candidates Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum benefited from nearly 46,000 Democrat votes that have been found in those counties and added to the statewide election outcome, throwing Florida into a partisan uproar over mandatory hand and machine recounts and the possibility that the integrity of the election process has been compromised.
Nelson already has his lawyer promising that Nelson is going to prevail, and a close advisor to Gillum posted on social media that he is aware of at least 20,000 more ballots that he alleges have yet to be counted:
We are now 0.02% away from a legally required machine recount of @AndrewGillum vs. @RonDeSantisFL.
42,948 votes seperate the two and Im told at least 20k votes are left to count in @BrowardVotes. pic.twitter.com/Px8L5rn9Ac
Kevin Cate (@KevinCate) November 8, 2018
But it is unclear how the Gillum camp could possibly know the number of outstanding ballots if any especially since Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes claims she has no idea how many ballots remain to be counted:
Not sure. Im really not sure. But we are working on those, Snipes told CBS4 News in Miami.
Republicans have expressed frustration with Snipes, who has a long history of election snafus. Just days before the 2016 presidential election, Republican poll watchers discovered that Snipes and her team were illegally opening vote by mail ballots which traditionally come from Republican voters behind closed doors and away from the supervision of the canvassing board, whose job it is to oversee and certify the election outcome.
This looks like intentional incompetence, said one Republican strategist who declined to be identified. We see it every election cycle down there. Democrat election supervisors cant really be this incompetent, so it raises the question of whether or not they are intentionally failing to protect the integrity of the vote counting process. Theres only one reason to do that, and thats to rig the outcome for Nelson and Gillum.
On election night, Florida governor Rick Scott led incumbent Senator Bill Nelson by nearly 60,000 votes. The next day, Scott watched his lead inexplicably shrink. Overnight, enough new Democrat votes had been discovered to close the gap by 22,000 ballots. Later that day, Scott watched as Democrats in Broward added another batch of Democrat ballots favoring Nelson. This time around, it was enough to shrink Scotts lead by another 10,000 votes.
The oddities in Broward continued again on Thursday. When Scott went to bed last night, he held a close but still decisive 30,000 vote lead. When he woke this morning, like clockwork, Broward County again had added a large tranche of Democrat votes. At about 2pm, Broward had discovered another 11,300 votes and when they were counted, they broke roughly 70-30 percent for Democrats. As of tonight (updated at 8pm), Scott leads Bill Nelson by just 22,000 17,344 15,092 15,079 votes, requiring a mandatory hand recount.
Those new votes also reduced Governor-elect Ron DeSantiss margin of victory to just 38,515 36,223 votes, or 0.47 0.44 percentage points (as of 8pm Thursday) based on the total turnout of 8.2 million votes cast. Anything less than 0.5% triggers an automatic machine recount.
Representatives from both the Scott and DeSantis campaigns say they have attorneys and representatives on site in Broward and Palm Beach, attempting to monitor the situation, but some Republicans are concerned about partisan poll workers gaming the system during a machine recount, where poll workers manually feed ballots into a machine, rather than the actual voters themselves, as happens on election day. Worse, in the case of hand recount, Snipes and her staff may be free to determine the voters intent rather than simply allowing machines to read the ballots.
Once we get to that level, said the Republican strategist, its going to get crazy. With Brenda Snipes running the recount in Broward County, Florida voters should be very, very concerned about the integrity of this process.,
There is a choice:
Decertify this county.
Then it will stop ... or encourage the sociopathic criminals.
Does anybody on God’s green Earth believe that election folks would put a box filled with ballots into storage?
This is utter horse shite and needs to be criminally prosecuted as fraud.
Chain of custody has been broken, the election officials broke many laws, these elections should be void and not counted towards that state tallies
If people in these counties think they were “disenfranchised” they should be angry with their election officials who are either corrupt or incompetent or both.
No new election
Are the Republicans actively checking the voter roles for dead people and illegal alien voters? They will easily disqualify double the number of “Magic-Car-Trunk” Democrat votes with very little effort by doing this, and they will be preventing fraud as opposed to committing it.
If this isn’t happening right this minute, WTF is wrong with these imbeciles?
This is f*cking outrageous ;/
There is a major problem with this “reporting”, because, under Florida law.... the newly “discovered” ballots (they are NOT VOTES because they are well past what the law requires for both mail-in ballots and absentee ballots “dropped” off at a precinct or at County HQ. The law requires that these ballots to have been tallied, counted in number and the votes on the ballot tabulated and reported to the SecState of FL no more than 30 minutes after the close of Election Day at 7PM EST for Broward, and Palm Beach, in this case, and which every single other 65 counties complied).
So any ballots (not votes) that “turn up” CANNOT be considered or counted— under the LAW, for just this reason. The tactic being employed by democrat fraudsters is both FABRICATION of ballots for non-voting non-present precinct registered voters (these would be dems or repubs who did not show to vote, nor turn in a true ballot in time during early voting, or during Election Day, and also reams of possibly legit, but unsubstantiated “provisional ballots”— much of which may turn out to have been from the DEAD voter rolls which this very same Elections Supervisor had refused to PURGE from the rolls as required by LAW). This is a CRIME. Major crime, both in terms of State Law and Federal Law as this involves a US Senate election.
Fed up with this crap in FL. Why didn’t the Gov. do something about it when he first took office? How about Pam Bundy the AG who shows up on F&F, but apparently gets nothing accomplished. Trump should order the DOJ and FBI in there and get to the bottom of this.
Now that Jeff Sessions is gone many obama criminals had better end up in prison or they WILL destroy our country. There will not be another DJT so we had better put the fear in them while we still can.
My question too, or at least put in some outside watchers to monitor everything done there. Snipes has a really bad history of fraudulent activity and should be in jail for voter fraud, not still running the vote counting. If Scott loses, he has only himself to blame for not getting the Broward and Miami-Dade election supervisors removed for fraudulent activity.
We finally got some muscle in the AG office, it’s time to lock the thugs up and dismantle their criminal political enterprises.
Brenda Snipes is long overdo for her conviction & punishment.
When is SOMEBODY going to put a stop to these vote manufacturing
These law breaking schemes have been going on for decades
in certain counties across the country.
I posted this thread this morning, in breaking news. See if they can combine the posts.
McConnell should call a press conference and say “Due to the obvious attempt at rigging the Florida senate election, the US Senate will only acknowledge the true winner of that race. And that is SENATOR Elect Rick Scott.”
Our country is OVER UNLESS THE SWAT TEAM GOES IN NOW!!
Once a ballot has been cast on election day, there is no way to trace it back to a dead voter.
Once mail-in ballots have had their external signature 'validated', the inner ballot is counted and is no longer traceable to the dead person who cast it.
The best you can do is to arrest people for voter fraud, but you cannot uncount their votes.
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