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  • Fire Brenda Snipes

    11/13/2018 3:37:37 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | November 11, 2018 | The Editors
    Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of elections in Florida’s Broward County, does not deserve to be within a thousand miles of any election office anywhere in these United States. She should be fired at the earliest possible opportunity. Snipes has held her position since 2003, in which year her predecessor, Miriam Oliphant, was suspended for “grave neglect, mismanagement and incompetence” and, quite literally, marched out of her office. Alas, Snipes has proven no better at fulfilling her duties than was Oliphant. On Friday, a court in Broward County found that Snipes was guilty of violating both Florida’s public-records laws and the...
  • What's Wrong With Florida Elections?

    11/13/2018 3:05:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | November 13, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    MIAMI -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) had the best line when it comes to the latest Florida election in which contests for governor and the U.S. Senate are still undecided. Rubio tweeted: "Bay County was hit by a Cat 4 Hurricane just 4 weeks ago, yet managed to count votes & submit timely results. Yet over 41 hours after polls closed #Broward elections office is still counting votes?" With lawyers descending on the state in what looks to some like a replay of the 2000 "hanging chad" presidential election, an automatic recount has been triggered for both contests. President Trump...
  • 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 · 40 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!
  • Georgia Governor Race Results:

    11/13/2018 11:47:12 AM PST · by yoe · 35 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 13, 2018 | Alexandra Hutzler
    Rest of Headline: Federal Judge Finds County In Violation of Civil Rights Act Over Rejected Absentee Ballots[snip] U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May ruled on Tuesday that Gwinnett County in Georgia was in violation of the act by rejecting absentee ballots that showed an incorrect birth year or omitted the detail altogether. The judge acknowledged that the ruling comes as there are “many hotly contested and highly publicized elections issues across the state” but ultimately ruled that this particularly “small portion of the outstanding absentee ballots” should be counted.
  • Judge orders Georgia to count all votes in contested governor’s race

    11/13/2018 5:02:13 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 96 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 13, 2018 | 1:28am | By Joe Tacopino
    A Georgia federal judge ruled in favor of Democrat Stacey Abrams’ campaign Monday night, ordering election officials to review thousands of provisional ballots that have not been counted in the contested election for governor. Judge Amy Totenberg, a New Yorker who serves on the Atlanta-based court, said that the race cannot be officially certified until those ballots were counted. Many voters have complained they were told at polling stations they weren’t registered and had to file provisional ballots. Abrams would need to gain more than 20,000 votes to force a runoff against Republican Brian Kemp.
  • Democrats Gain Veto-Proof Majority in California Legislature

    11/13/2018 9:43:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    AP ^ | November 12, 2018 | Don Thompson
    Democrats have won two Republican-held California state Senate seats in the Central Valley, giving the party veto-proof supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature. Vote totals updated since Election Day made winners Monday of Melissa Hurtado and Assemblywoman Anna Caballero. Hurtado won the open 12th District seat while Caballero defeated Republican Sen. Andy Vidak in the neighboring 14th District. Both are in the Fresno area. Vidak, of Hanford, has held the seat since a special election in 2013.
  • Chatter: Martha McSally Could Still Represent Arizona In The Senate­...Here's What Needs To Happen

    11/13/2018 8:36:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 119 replies ^ | November 13, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    It’s official. Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has emerged victorious over Republican Martha McSally in Arizona’s Senate race. Sinema will occupy the seat that will be vacated by spineless Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who would not have won re-election to his seat if he ran for re-election. Flake’s approval ratings are abysmal—and he would have lost handily in a primary challenge.  Congrats to @kyrstensinema. I wish her success. I’m grateful to all those who supported me in this journey. I’m inspired by Arizonans’ spirit and our state’s best days are ahead of us.— McSally For Senate (@MarthaMcSally) November 13, 2018 For...
  • 5 Reasons Why Sinema Won Arizona

    11/13/2018 7:43:21 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 67 replies
    Ricochet ^ | November 13, 2018 | Jon Gabriel, Ed.
    Outsiders think of Arizona as one of the reddest states. From Barry Goldwater to anti-immigration hawks like Sheriff Joe Arpaio, our most famous politicians tend to be Republicans. But traditionally, Arizona is rather purple and regularly features tight statewide elections. In the past 45 years, Democrats have held the governorship as often as the Republicans. But in the last decade, the GOP consolidated their hold on power due to the unprecedented organization of the Tea Party and the Left’s hyperbolic anti-Arizona rhetoric in the wake of the illegal immigration debates. (“Vote for us, you dumb racists!” wasn’t the winning message...

    11/13/2018 5:58:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2018
    Rashida Tlaib joined Ilhan Omar on election night to become one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Tuning into the news at dawn on Wednesday, the extended family of Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, celebrated her victory in their home in the West Bank. ADVERTISING Tlaib, a Democrat, ran virtually unopposed in Michigan’s 13th congressional district, which encompasses southwest Detroit and its suburbs west to the city of Dearborn. She previously served in Michigan’s state legislature. She has become “a source of pride for Palestine and the entire Arab and...
  • Democrats Did Not Take The House

    11/13/2018 5:33:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/18 | Rick Hayes
    What was once known as the Democrat party, no longer exists The 2018 midterm elections are over and even taking historical election data into consideration, the question heard in many conservative circles is how in the hell, with the Republican-led economy so strong, did Democrats take control of the House? Answer - They didn’t. Healthcare concerns were an essential element in the midterms, but the topics that energized and mobilized the Democrat base in the 2018 midterms were not even on the radar in 2012 when President Barack Obama won his bid for a second term.
  • Myth of a "RED" Arizona

    11/13/2018 5:48:12 AM PST · by LS · 75 replies
    self | 11/13/2018 | LS
    As a native Arizonian---though one who has been away for 30 years until 2016---I forgot a lot of my history. People like to paint states or regions as "red" or "blue" but Arizona, like most states, has a complex and hardly linear past. Arizona began as a "Progressive" state and was denied statehood for many years because it had "democratic" elements in its state constitution (the first to do so): Initiative, Referendum, and Recall of state officials. They also included direct election of senators and women's suffrage. The feds found this unconstitutional and delayed statehood status for this reason. Arizonians...
  • MSNBC and CNN Love Good Republican Loser McSally, Hate Rick Scott

    11/13/2018 5:55:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Are you a Republican candidate? Want to win lavish praise from the liberal media? Easy! Get into a cliff-hanging election result, and instead of fighting it out, concede gracefully to your Dem opponent. As you'll see in the video clip, MSNBC's Morning Joe and CNN's New Day offered a perfect illustration of the phenomenon today. Both shows heaped praise on Republican Martha McSally for quickly and "gracefully" conceding to Dem Kyrsten Sinema in their Senate race in Arizona. In contrast, the two shows castigated Republican Rick Scott for fighting it out in Florida. But wait a second: MSNBC/CNN's point was...
  • Bucher Calls Recount Deadline “Impossible,” May Have To Certify Original Results

    11/12/2018 9:04:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 88 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:01 am on November 12, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    A judge has ruled that the Florida election recount has to be finished by Thursday. So at least this will all be over in a few days, right? You might want to hold your horses on that one. Yesterday, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher (whose vote-counting history we’ve highlighted here before) told CNN that it was going to be “impossible” for her to meet the deadline. In a separate interview later, she went so far as to suggest that they may have to scrap the recount and just certify the original election results. (The Hill) SEE ALSO:...
  • Donald Trump: Honest Vote Count in Florida ‘No Longer Possible’

    11/12/2018 8:44:32 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Nov 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump expressed skepticism about a recount in the Florida election on Monday, claiming it was impossible to conduct a fair tally. “An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected,” he wrote on Twitter. “Must go with Election Night!” The recount of the midterm election vote has already started with the deadline for results on Thursday. Trump suggested that Florida officials call the election in favor of Republican Rick Scott for Senator and Ron DeSantis for governor. “Large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged,” he wrote, referring...
  • BREAKING: Avis Employee Finds Provisional Ballot Box and Election Signs in Back of Returned Broward

    11/11/2018 9:15:32 PM PST · by bitt · 194 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 11/11/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Avis employee at Ft. Lauderdale airport found a box labeled with the SOE (Supervisor of Elections) and the word “Provisional” was found in the back of the returned car. According to the Avis employee the last person to drive the car was a Broward County employee DeNapoli discovered who the car was rented to — Noah Holliman — a Democrat who works at the Broward Supervisor of Elections. Laura Loomer and Jacob Engels were tipped off and drove to the airport but were denied entry. The media is refusing reporters entry into the area.
  • Our Election Fiascoes Are Not Due to Incompetence

    11/12/2018 9:22:59 AM PST · by OddLane · 25 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 11/12/18 | Dr. Bastiat
    Nearly a week after the election ended in most of the country, it continues in Broward County, Florida. The Republicans won the first vote, but the Democrats are getting ever closer with each subsequent recount. This is the same Broward County that kept recounting votes in the Bush / Gore Presidential election. Bush won the first vote, and every subsequent recount, but (surprise!) the gap got narrower every time the votes were recounted. Every recount ended up with a better result for the Democrat. Every time. That’s a concerning coincidence. But what’s more concerning is that nobody was surprised. The...
  • Step right up: The recount circus has come back to Florida

    11/12/2018 8:46:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | 11/12/2018 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    From pro-Trump protesters to swarming lawyers to paper jams, the latest ballot counting isn't making the state look any better than the last one. LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Inside, a man in a suit argued for the merits of a paper clip over staples. Outside, a man in a Hillary Clinton mask held signs arguing for the former Democratic presidential nominee to be sent to prison along with local election officials. Florida's statewide recounts got underway Sunday morning with lawsuits, protests and some high-stakes paper jams as both parties dug in for a prolonged legal battle over critical Senate and gubernatorial...
  • Broward Voter Explains Why a Weird Ballot Helped Senator-Elect Rick Scott

    11/12/2018 8:55:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies ^ | November 12, 2018 | Myra Kahn Adams
    As a registered Republican in infamous Broward County, Florida, this writer offers two salient points regarding the ongoing recount controversy that will determine if Governor Rick Scott will become Senator Rick Scott. As of this writing, Scott is leading incumbent Senator Bill Nelson by less than 13,000 votes — a 0.15 point margin out of over eight million votes cast.My first point is about ballot design and the second is math.Over two weeks before Election Day I voted at my kitchen table along with over 2.6 million other Floridians who chose to vote by mail.The ballot was five pages long. Starting...
  • Midterms: Paul Ryan’s Republicanism Tanks at the Ballot Box. Again

    The night before the midterm elections, House Speaker Paul Ryan touted “tax reform 2.0,” the economy, and the rebuilding of the United States military as the agenda accomplishments of the Republican-controlled Congress. “Frankly, our members feel pretty good because they have a really good message … I mean look at what we’ve just been able to achieve in Congress with the President in the last two years,” Ryan told Fox News’ Bret Baier. “A record economy, the military being rebuilt, people feeling better about things … wages growing faster than they have since before the recession.” The accomplishments of the...
  • Sinema's lead grows to 32K votes in US Senate race

    11/12/2018 9:53:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 119 replies
    NBC 12 News ^ | November 12, 2018 | Staff
    Maricopa County submitted an estimated 36,000 counted ballots Sunday and Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema's lead has grown again over Republican candidate Martha McSally. Prior to Maricopa County's ballot drop around 5 p.m., Sinema led by 30,416 votes. She led by 32,640 votes following Maricopa's drop.