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  • McConnell and the Iron Triangle vs. Trump and the Voters

    02/03/2019 8:45:30 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    American Greatness ^ | February 2nd, 2019 | Joseph Duggan
    The struggle between Trump and the woefully large number of pre-Trump Republicans in the Senate is not really about the true constitutional separation of powers. McConnell and crew are not standing up for the rightful power of the legislative branch as the Framers intended; they are shilling for the Iron Triangle. Freshmen senators seem to find out early how to win the good graces of the liberal media and the permanent bureaucracy. Barely four weeks into their tenure, every new GOP senator—Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Mike Braun (Ind.), Kevin Cramer (N.D.), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Martha McSally (Ariz.), Rick Scott (Fla.), and...
  • Irrational Dems stand in way of immigration compromise

    02/02/2019 11:05:22 AM PST · by entropy12 · 27 replies
    lowellsun.com ^ | UPDATED: 02/02/2019 06:35:32 AM EST | Sen Rick Scott
    I've been a U.S. senator for three weeks now, and I can tell you that reports of hate and incompetence in Washington are severely understated. Things are actually much worse than they appear.
  • Rick Scott wants DACA, TPS, border fixes in deal

    01/29/2019 8:15:26 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 41 replies
    floridapolitics.com ^ | 01/28/2019 | Scott Powers
    Less than three weeks into office and for Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott Washington is shaping up to be as dysfunctional as he feared. So while pushing for the current Congressional immigration and border security deal to include people in DACA and temporary protected status program, plus a border barrier, Scott is not expressing high hopes. “It’s going to be hard,” Scott said Monday, shortly before meeting with a group of Hispanic political activists. It followed his first address from the floor of the U.S. Senate, which also was about Puerto Rico, and his bill amendment seeking $600 million in...
  • Rick Scott Chased the Hispanic Vote and Got It

    01/15/2019 8:51:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 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). "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 pursue them hard,'" explained Anderson. "He flat-out rejected that there was this...
  • 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...
  • New Sen. Rick Scott's standing among Florida Hispanics facing ultimate test with Trump

    01/08/2019 9:24:49 AM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | January 8, 2019
    After eight years as governor of Florida and a winning campaign for the Senate, Republican Rick Scott has plenty to say about his blueprint for appealing to Hispanic voters in the nation's largest swing state. But when it comes to President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric, his controversial push for border wall funding and his sharply panned response to Hurricane Maria, Scott prefers to change the subject. "I think I got elected to get things done. I didn't get elected because I'm going to be, you know, giving the fiery speeches and being in the news every day," he said in...
  • In Her Own Words: Brenda Snipes Admits to Reporter She Illegally Destroyed Ballots

    11/09/2018 3:35:37 PM PST · by detective · 59 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 9, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday Governor Rick Scott from Florida held a press conference to discuss the ongoing ballot production operation in Palm Beach and Broward counties in Florida. Broward County, notorious for voter fraud, continues to produce ballots and votes for Democrats two days after the election.
  • Florida’s Rick Scott Won’t Join the Senate Until Jan. 8

    12/06/2018 4:12:58 AM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    rollcall ^ | December 6, 2018
    GOP senator-elect holding onto governor post until Ron DeSantis takes over Florida Sen.-elect Rick Scott has opted to remain governor of the Sunshine State until Republican Ron DeSantis takes over, delaying his swearing-in for the Senate to Jan. 8. His fellow senators-elect will join the chamber on Jan. 3 at the start of the 116th Congress. “Gov. Scott will remain governor until January 8th, 2019,” John Tupps, a spokesman for Scott, told the Tampa Bay Times. “U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to hold the ceremony for Governor Scott's swearing-in as U.S. senator from Florida that afternoon.” Tupps...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Incident Reports And Photo Evidence Show Election Fraud in Broward County

    12/03/2018 11:32:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | Dec 2, 2018 | By Patrick Howley
    Broward County incident reports and photo evidence prove conclusively that Broward County election workers broke the law in numerous instances during the 2018 election. As Broward election supervisor Brenda Snipes fights to hold onto her pension, the conduct of poll workers is coming under scrutiny, including a poll worker at Lauderhill mall, where Snipes’ office is based. The incident reports describe poll workers telling voters how to vote, touching their ballots, handing out Democratic flyers to voters, allowing people to bring Democrat advertisements inside and to use their phones, and encouraging people to fill out blank spaces on ballots at...
  • Broward election chief Snipes rescinds resignation, will fight governor's suspension

    12/01/2018 8:22:25 PM PST · by conservative98 · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2018 3 hrs ago
    Gov. Rick Scott late Friday suspended embattled Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes even though Snipes had already agreed to step down from her post in early January. Scott replaced Snipes with his former general counsel even though Peter Antonacci has no elections experience. Snipes responded by rescinding her previous resignation — and will now be "fighting this to the very end," her attorney said during a Saturday news conference. "We believe these actions are malicious," said Burnadette Norris-Weeks, who said that Broward County voters should be concerned about what Scott is trying to do in the Democratic stronghold...
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott suspends Brenda Snipes from role as supervisor of elections

    12/01/2018 10:01:59 AM PST · by LoicW · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/30/18 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday suspended Brenda Snipes from her duties as the supervisor of elections in Broward County, and chose her temporary successor following the contentious recount in the state’s governor and U.S. Senate races during the midterm elections earlier this month. Scott, who is headed to the Senate after defeating Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, faulted Snipes for “misfeasance, incompetence and neglect of duty” in a news release announcing his decision made via executive order.
  • 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...
  • The Latest: Officials certify contentious Florida elections

    11/20/2018 6:21:26 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11-20-18 | Staff
    ".....Official results turned in Sunday showed Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis was elected governor over Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by 32,463 votes out of more than 8 million cast. Republican Gov. Rick Scott defeated incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson by 10,033 votes....."
  • Democrats Fail to Steal Georgia, Florida

    11/19/2018 4:22:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Stacey Abrams in Georgia has conceded, but — well, she hasn’t. She’s ripping Kemp, she’s gonna run again, refusing to really accept the results of the election in formally conceding, just bitter and angry and calling for a boycott. Hollywood actors are calling for a boycott of the state of Georgia. Georgia has become a major Hollywood production place because they’ve been given tax breaks. And Hollywood actors are claiming they’re gonna start a boycott of Georgia because Stacey Abrams lost an election. This is where we’re headed. It’s not where we’re headed; it’s where we are. They...
  • 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...
  • Quitting Time! Broward Elections Supervisor Resigns

    11/18/2018 9:12:33 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 67 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/18/18 | NA
    In the Florida election mess of 2018, her name has become infamous. And Sunday evening, Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes has submitted her resignation, just hours after completing a high-profile recount. “It is true. She did send it,” Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as counsel to elections office told the Sun-Sentinel. https://www.wnd.com/2018/11/quitting-time-broward-elections-supervisor-resigns/
  • Brenda Snipes submits her resignation as Broward elections supervisor

    11/18/2018 6:25:20 PM PST · by bryan999 · 59 replies
    Just hours after finishing a tumultuous election recount on Sunday, Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes submitted her resignation. “It is true. She did send it,” said Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as counsel to the Supervisor of Elections Office. Evelyn Perez-Verdia, a former office spokeswoman who left several years ago, said Sunday evening she was told by people in the office that the letter was sent “to Tallahassee” earlier in the day. Norris-Weeks said she saw an early draft of the letter. In the version she saw, she said Snipes, 75, expressed a desire to spend more time...
  • 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...
  • Democrat Andrew Gillum Re-Concedes Florida Election…

    11/18/2018 1:05:15 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 17 Nov, 2018 | Sundance
    Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded defeat to Republican Ron DeSantis in the Florida Governors race on election night; then the national democrats got hold of him, and Gillum withdrew his concession. Today, following a recount, he re-conceded the race.