Tag Archives: Florida

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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Michael Cohen: “Get Out And Vote” For Andrew Gillum

The Hill reports: President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen retweeted a message from Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum on Friday, encouraging his Twitter followers to vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections. “GetOutAndVote,” Cohen tweeted along with a message from the Democratic mayor of Tallahassee. “I believe that we will win — but only if we vote,” Gillum wrote. Gillum …

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Andrew Gillum: Trump Is “Howling Because He’s Weak”

Politico reports: Tallahassee Mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum hit back at President Donald Trump on Monday, after Trump called Gillum a “thief” in an inflammatory tweet. Soon after, Gillum called out Trump on Twitter. The race for Florida’s governor is one of several nationally watched elections this November. Gillum is the first black nominee from any major party …

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Trump Calls Democrat Andrew Gillum A “Thief”

Talking Points Memo reports: President Donald Trump attacked Democratic Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum on Monday as a “thief,” and implied his lack of education as compared to the Republican candidate, Ron DeSantis. Gillum attended Florida A&M University, where he majored in political science. The education jab seems to be a variation of Trump’s favorite criticism of his black critics: …

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FBI Names Bombing Suspect As South Florida Man

NBC News reports: A Florida resident was identified Friday as the suspect who sent a dozen pipe bomb packages to prominent critics of President Donald Trump, several law enforcement officials said. DNA evidence played a role in the arrest of Cesar Sayoc, Jr., 56, the officials said. Officials seized his white van, which had pictures of Trump and the presidential …

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11th Possible Bomb Found Addressed To Cory Booker

ABC News reports: Multiple sources tell ABC News that authorities have now recovered an 11th package as part of the widening investigation into suspected bombs. Sources said the package was recovered at or near Opa-locka, Florida, and it was addressed to Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. The postal facility in Opa-locka has emerged as a focal point for investigators …

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FLORIDA: White House Plans Political Rescue Mission

Politico reports: The White House is planning a political rescue mission in Florida, fearing a wipeout in a key swing state next month that could damage President Donald Trump’s reelection hopes. Trump is expected to visit the state at least twice, according to two people familiar with the plans. Visits from several Cabinet members are likely, as well. Presidential text …

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Hunt For Serial Bomber Focuses On South Florida

The New York Times reports: Federal authorities investigating a spate of pipe bombs sent this week to several prominent critics of President Trump have turned their attention toward southern Florida, believing that a number of the explosive devices were mailed from the area, two people briefed on the matter said Thursday. The focus on Florida came as law-enforcement officials around …

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Gillum On DeSantis: I’m Not Saying He’s A Racist, I’m Just Saying The Racists Believe He’s A Racist [VIDEO]

“My grandmother used to say, ‘A hit dog will holler,’ and it hollered through this room. First of all, he’s got neo-Nazis helping him out in this state. Now, I’m not calling Mr. DeSantis a racist, I’m simply saying the racists believe he’s a racist.” – Andrew Gillum at last night’s debate with Ron DeSantis. The Independent reports: The pair …

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