Florida deja vu as state election hit by chaos, fraud accusations
Nov 12, 2018, 01:50
What originally started as a trio of protesters quickly grew into a group of about 200 people, voicing their outrage in the midst of three potential recounts in the Senate, Governor and State Agricultural Commission races.
Most US political races have already been settled.
Florida is not alone.
"Every vote should count, as long as they're Democrats' and as long as the Democrats win".
The recount will be closely watched as Democrats commonly voice concerns that Republicans are trying to discard legitimate votes, while Republicans commonly worry that Democrats are trying to sneak in illegal votes.
Detailed updates on the state of the race had been hard to come by ahead of Sunday's noon reporting deadline, leading Scott to successfully sue top election officials in Broward and Palm Beach Counties for information on the total votes cast and how many of them had been canvassed.
Caldwell had a narrow lead over his Democratic opponent Nikki Fried after the election, until elections officials in Broward and Palm Beach counties kept finding ballots to count.
Broward was at the heart of Florida's bitter legal brawls in 2000.
Scott's lawsuits alleged a lack of transparency over the counting process and asked that further details be made public.
Rancor was also spilling into governors' races, where Andrew Gillum in Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia were aiming to become the states' first African-American leaders, but the contests were tilting in favor of their Republican rivals. As of Thursday afternoon, DeSantis led Gillum by 0.47 percentage point.
"As a matter of law, there is no case in the state of Florida where a public records request had to be satisfied in less than 24 hours", attorney Leonard Samuels argued.
In July, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported that in a lawsuit charging Snipes had illegally destroyed ballots, she "acknowledged the processes her office [has] been using aren't ideal and that some noncitizens and felons have voted despite not being eligible-especially right before major elections, when groups are actively registering new voters". "He himself said that as ballots are being counted it is tightening", Marc Elias, lead recount attorney for Nelson's campaign said during a telephone news conference Friday morning.
And yet unusual voting discrepancies were being reported in Broward.
As Florida heads towards a machine recount for the Senate and gubernatorial races, prominent Republicans are alleging voter fraud by Democrats trying to create new votes for their candidates.
Usually one of the most accessible politicians in Florida, Nelson has not appeared publicly or spoken directly with the media since before the election.
When a Republican Party lawyer asked about the ballots, Snipes responded that "the ballots can not be identified".
He isn't telling the truth, which is: votes are not being found; they're being counted.
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