Tag Archives: Florida

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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Court Boots Rick Scott’s Bid To Seize Voting Machines

CBS News Miami reports: Injunction denied. That’s the decision Monday from a Broward Circuit Court judge at an emergency hearing involving a lawsuit filed by Florida Governor Rick Scott, asking to impound ballots and machines at the Broward Election office. Instead of granting the injunction, Judge Jack Tuter suggested the addition of three additional armed Broward Sheriff’s Deputies at election …

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Father Of Parkland Victim Accuses Democrats Of Voter Fraud After Shooter Registers As Republican From Jail

The Miami Herald reports: Five months after killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, confessed shooter Nikolas Cruz registered to vote from Broward County Jail. Andrew Pollack, the father of Meadow Pollack, one of the 14 students Cruz confessed to murdering on his Feb. 14 rampage, tweeted his fury Saturday morning, referring to Cruz by his …

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Trump: Florida’s Ballots Are “Massively Infected”

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that the Florida recount should be called in favor of Republicans Rick Scott for Senate and Ron DeSantis for governor because an “honest vote count is no longer possible.” The president, without offering any evidence, claimed ballots were “massively infected.” Scott, the Florida governor who is running against incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill …

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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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FLORIDA: Trump Cultists Chant “Lock Her Up” Outside Office Of Broward County Elections Official [VIDEO]

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Protesters are chanting for Broward County’s elections chief to be imprisoned, and candidates are gearing up for a legal slugfest Friday, bringing chaos into Florida’s midterm elections reminiscent of the infamous 2000 presidential recount. A crowd assembled outside the office of Broward elections chief Brenda Snipes just a day after Republican Gov. Rick Scott delivered …

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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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Trump Vows To Send “Much Better Lawyers” To Florida

Heavy reports: Marc Elias is a lawyer who was the general counsel for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, as well as for John Kerry’s presidential campaign. On Nov. 8, he was branded by Trump as an “election stealing lawyer” in one of a series of tweets decrying the Florida recount efforts. Elias is the attorney representing the Bill Nelson campaign, …

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Rick Scott Sues Democrats For “Rampant” Voter Fraud

The New York Times reports: Looming recounts in top Florida election contests, including the bitterly fought races for Senate and governor, erupted late Thursday into a fiery feud as Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican nominee for Senate who claimed victory on Tuesday, sued local elections officials in two of the state’s largest counties and accused them of “rampant fraud.” Standing …

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Hannity Accuses Dems Of Plot To Steal Florida Races

“It looks like the typical, predictable, Democratic tactics of whatever it takes to win might be going on as it relates to the election of Rick Scott as the new senator from Florida and of course Ron DeSantis, the new governor of Florida. Now the margin of victory of the Florida Senate race, that’s Rick Scott’s race, has gone from …

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FLORIDA: Gillum Campaign Opens Door To Recount

Orlando’s ABC affiliate reports: Campaign officials for Democratic gubernatorial Andrew Gillum say they are monitoring what appears to be a closer race against Republican Ron DeSantis than it first appeared. By Thursday, with more votes tallied and while some discrepancies are sorted out, DeSantis’ lead has narrowed dramatically. At noon Thursday, DeSantis led by only about 43,000 votes, which is …

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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: Andrew Gillum Concedes To Ron DeSantis

Vox reports: Republican Ron DeSantis has defeated Democrat Andrew Gillum, the young Tallahassee mayor who was vying to become the first black governor in Florida history, to keep the Sunshine State’s governor’s mansion in GOP hands. DeSantis clung tightly to President Trump, except when Trump advanced a conspiracy theory about the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. DeSantis …

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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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Florida Yoga Studio Killer Revealed As Far-Right, Incel, Anti-Gay, Racist, Anti-Immigrant Extremist [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed News reports: The man who shot dead two women at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday before killing himself was a far-right extremist and self-proclaimed misogynist who railed against women, black people, and immigrants in a series of online videos and songs. Scott Beierle, 40, was named by Tallahassee Police as the gunman who opened fire inside …

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FLORIDA: Mass Shooting At Yoga Studio, Three Dead Including Gunman, Andrew Gillum Suspends Campaign

The Miami Herald reports: A gunman killed two people and wounded five others at a yoga studio in Florida’s capital before killing himself Friday evening, officials said. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo told reporters Friday night that the man shot six people and pistol-whipped another after walking into the studio, which is part of a small Tallahassee shopping center. The …

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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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