Tag Archives: Bill Nelson

FLORIDA: Bill Nelson Concedes After Final Recount

The Associated Press reports: Florida’s recount is over and Republican Gov. Rick Scott leads incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in the state’s contentious Senate race by more than 10,000 votes. Official results posted by the state on Sunday showed Scott ahead of Nelson following legally required hand and machine recounts. State officials will certify the final totals Tuesday. The results …

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FLORIDA: Senate Race Heads For Manual Vote Recount

The Miami Herald reports: An unprecedented statewide hand recount is now under way in the Sunshine State, further extending a high-stakes, partisan battle over every last vote in Florida’s crucial U.S. Senate race. Following a five-day machine recount of the more than 8.3 million votes cast in the Nov. 6 elections, Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered hand recounts Thursday …

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FLORIDA: Court Extends Deadline, Scott Files Appeal

ABC News reports: U.S. Chief Judge Mark Walker issued a preliminary injunction this morning in a lawsuit filed by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson over ballots thrown out because of mismatched signatures — declaring a state law unconstitutional and offering a middle path to give voters a few days to correct their ballots. The ruling is a victory for Nelson as …

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Rick Scott To Recuse From Certifying Election Result

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Gov. Rick Scott will not participate in the Elections Canvassing Commission on Tuesday, relieving him from the chance that he could certify — or not — the results of his U.S. Senate race. Scott had been silent about his participation on the canvassing commission, a relatively obscure board that signs off on the results of …

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Rick Scott Attends Senate Freshman Orientation in DC

From the far-right Daily Caller: Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott is in Washington, D.C., Wednesday for the start of the Senate’s freshman orientation although no winner has been officially declared in his race against Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson. Scott stood beside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for a photo op along with incoming Republican freshman senators including Tennessee’s Marsha …

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Palm Beach County Forced To Restart Recount After Ballot Machines Overheated And Gave False Totals

The Miami Herald reports: Palm Beach County’s race to recount votes is heating up — literally. The county’s decade-old ballot-counting machines overheated and gave incorrect totals, forcing the county to restart its recount of about 175,000 early votes, supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher said Tuesday night. The department has flown in mechanics to repair the machines. “We’re disappointed by the …

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Court Extends Recount Deadline For Palm Beach County

The Palm Beach Post reports: A Leon County circuit judge issued an order today extending the deadline for recounts in Palm Beach County on state races in question to Nov. 20, about five days after the original 3 p.m. Thursday deadline. The order include extending the recounting of votes in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Bill Nelson and Gov. …

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Huckabee: Dems Are Trying To Steal Florida Election

“This is not just mere incompetence, because it continues to happen in the one county in Florida that is heavily Democratic, that has shown that it has incredible levels of corruption, as we saw from even the fallout from the Parkland shooting and the sheriff’s office, and the fact that elected officials in that county don’t even have the confidence …

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Civil Rights Groups Sue To Boot Scott From Recount

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed News: Republican Gov. Rick Scott has filed at least five lawsuits since Thursday against county election officials and instructed state police to investigate them for “fraud.” But on Monday, a group of Florida voters and organizations filed their own lawsuit that alleges Scott has illegally abused his power as governor to swing the outcome of …

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Bill Nelson Calls On Rick Scott To Recuse Himself From Overseeing Recount: “He Can’t Be Impartial” [VIDEO]

Florida Politics reports: Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson doesn’t want his opponent Republican Gov. Rick Scott to have anything to do with the recount of their election. On Monday Nelson called on Scott to recuse himself from “any role” in Florida’s recount process as the supervisors of elections across the state begin a mandatory machine recount of more than 8.2 …

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Scott Sues To Seize Voting Machines In Two Counties

CNN reports: Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott is filing three lawsuits against county election officials as a recount has gotten underway in the Senate contest between himself and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. In the first complaint, the Scott campaign alleges Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes counted a certain number of ballots after the Saturday noon deadline. The campaign …

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Scott: Bill Nelson Is Committing Voter Fraud [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said on Sunday that his opponent in the state’s Senate race, incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D), is “clearing trying to commit fraud to win this election.” “That’s all this is,” Scott said on “Fox News Sunday.” “His lawyer said that a noncitizen should vote. That’s one,” Scott explained. “Number two, he’s gone …

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FLORIDA: Recount Ordered For Gov And Senate Races

The Orlando Sentinel reports: After receiving unofficial election results from all 67 counties, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Saturday officially ordered machine recounts in three statewide elections – U.S. Senate, Governor and Agriculture Commissioner. Now, county election officials will feed ballots into machines to recount the results in those races. The second round of results is due to …

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Sen. Bill Nelson Sues Over Signature Mismatch Law

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Democrat Bill Nelson is suing the Florida Secretary of State and demanding the state count all provisional and mail-in ballots deemed to have a signature mismatch. The legal challenge confronts a Florida law that requires county election officials to double check signatures of voters who cast provisional and mail-in ballots, and reject any that don’t …

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FLORIDA: Senate Race Appears Headed For Recount

The Associated Press reports: A bitter and expensive clash between Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson appears to be heading to a recount, despite Scott’s declaration of victory. Nelson has not conceded. His campaign says it’s preparing for a recount and will have observers in every one of the state’s 67 counties to monitor the process. …

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FLORIDA: Gillum And Nelson Both +4 In Final Poll

CNBC reports: Democrats hold slim leads in Florida’s pivotal statewide races in the final push to Tuesday’s midterm elections, a poll released Monday found. In a Senate race that will help to determine control of the chamber, incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson leads Republican Gov. Rick Scott by 4 percentage points, according to the NBC News/Marist survey. The Democrat garners 50 …

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Leads Rally For Andrew Gillum

NBC News Miami reports: As the 2018 election season nears a close to the final full week of candidate, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum will have a big name beside him during an event in Miami on Friday. Former President Barack Obama will attend a rally at the Ice Palace film studio near Downtown Miami, where he will urge voters …

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FLORIDA: Andrew Gillum +12 In New CNN Poll

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Andrew Gillum is way ahead and Bill Nelson is leading in the latest big-name poll of Florida voters. But the CNN poll doesn’t mean Democrats should celebrate or Republicans despair. The numbers may not be as good as advertised for Democrats Gillum and Nelson or as bad for Republicans Ron DeSantis or Rick Scott. In …

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FLORIDA: Bill Nelson +7 In New US Senate Poll

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: In the Florida U.S. Senate race, which could be critical to control of the Senate this year, Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson moves into a 53 – 46 percent likely voter lead over Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican challenger, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. This compares to a 49 – 49 percent …

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Florida Poll: Gillum +7, Dead Heat In Senate Race

The Tampa Bay Times reports: A new poll released Wednesday shows Andrew Gillum ahead of Ron DeSantis by seven percentage points in the race for governor, while the U.S. Senate race is still in a dead heat.  According to the poll, 42 percent of respondents said they would vote for Gillum, the Democratic nominee, while 35 percent chose DeSantis, the …

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