Tag: andrew gillum

Donald Trump: Honest Vote Count in Florida ‘No Longer Possible’

President Donald Trump expressed skepticism about a recount in the Florida election on Monday, claiming it was impossible to conduct a fair tally. “An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected,” he wrote on Twitter. “Must go with Election Night!” The recount of the midterm election vote has already started with the deadline […]

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Watch: Joy Reid Suggests Racism Behind Republican Criticism of Brenda Snipes

MSNBC host Joy Reid suggested Saturday that the outpouring of Republican criticism of Broward County Board of Elections supervisor Brenda Snipes is driven by racism. On Friday, Circuit Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips ordered Snipes to transfer a tally of all votes cast to the campaign of Republican gubernatorial nominee Gov. Rick Scott by 7:00 p.m. EST — a deadline the […]

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Lawyers for Gillum, Nelson Fight to Include Non-U.S. Citizens’ Votes in Florida

Lawyers for both Florida Democratic candidates Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson fought on Friday night to allow non-United States citizens’ votes to be included in the 2018 midterm election results. A transcript of a Palm Beach County Canvassing Board proceeding shows that the candidates’ lawyers objected to the rejection of votes cast by non-citizens, as first […]

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With Multiple Races Too Close to Call, Florida Prepares for Mandatory Recounts

Photo: Lynne Sladky (ASSOCIATED PRESS) According to the New York Times, Florida officials announced Saturday that with the elections for senator, governor and agriculture commissioner deemed too close to call, that mandatory machine recounts are in order. Gov. Rick Scott, whose sizable lead has evaporated to less than 13,000 votes […]

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Brenda Snipes Under Fire: Florida’s Broward County Election Official Hammered from All Sides

As his margin continues to lessen, Rick Scott has filed a lawsuit against each county’s election supervisor and called for an investigation after several Democrat votes were uploaded late in Broward County under Brenda Snipes’ leadership. After failing to give a competent answer when asked how many votes were left to count, Broward County Election […]

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Trump Bashes Democrat Efforts to Steal Elections in Florida, Arizona

President Trump took to Twitter Friday evening to slam Democrats, specifically those in Arizona and Florida, after vote totals continue to change in favor of Democrat candidates. In one of the tweets, President Trump questioned how Rick Scott, the Republican candidate for Senate in Florida, only leads Democrat Bill Nelson by 15,000 votes after leading […]

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Florida Recounts for Senate, Governor Likely Beginning of a Long Battle

The projected election night victories of the Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and Governor in Florida are headed to recounts, and it looks to be a protracted, nasty battle that will once again center on vote count problems in the heavily Democratic Broward County. The recount of the Florida results in the 2000 presidential […]

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Florida Official Overseeing Vote Count Destroyed Ballots, Accused of Not Removing Dead Voters from Rolls

The Florida official put in charge of counting votes in Broward County — the most liberal county in the state — for the gubernatorial and Senate race previously destroyed voter ballots, a judge ruled, and was most recently accused of not removing dead voters from the voter rolls. Broward County Board of Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes […]

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Marc Elias, Lawyer Tied to Clinton Campaign & ‘Pee Dossier,’ Leads Dems’ Florida Recount Efforts

Marc Elias, the attorney who infamously retained Fusion GPS to produce the largely discredited anti-Trump dossier on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, has been retained to represent Sen. Bill Nelson’s recount efforts in Florida. The Florida Senate race is likely headed to a recount after late reporting from Broward County lowered Gov. Rick […]

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Florida Governor Race Headed for Recount

The Florida governor’s race is headed for a machine recount, falling below the 0.5 percent margin required by state law before a recount is considered. The latest returns show Republican candidate Ron DeSantis ahead of Democrat candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by less than 39,000 votes, or 0.47 percent, triggering an automatic recount under […]

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You Thought the Elections Were Over? Well, Florida Says Hold My Beer as Races May Head for a Recount

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum gives his concession speech Nov. 6, 2018, in Tallahassee, Florida. Gillum fell short in his bid against Republican Ron DeSantis.Photo: Mark Wallheiser (Getty Images) I was at a bar once when my buddy asked me to run “shy brother” and introduce him to a woman […]

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Winners and Losers From the 2018 Elections

Letitia James joins dozens of healthcare activists protesting in front of a Harlem charter school before the expected visit of House Speaker Paul Ryan on May 9, 2017 in New York City.Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) It’s hard to sugarcoat what happened on election Tuesday; Democrats won the House, which […]

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Under the Influence: If Every Vote Counts, How Much Should a Celebrity Endorsement?

Beyonce and Rihanna attend Rihanna’s 3rd Annual Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 14, 2017 in New York City.Photo: Kevin Mazur (Getty Images for Clara Lionel Foundatio) It was the kind of Hail Mary some pray for—like a last-minute, death-row pardon. But when […]

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Floridians May Not Have Elected Andrew Gillum but Did Vote to Restore Voting Rights to Over 1 Million Ex-Felons

Photo: iStock Much to our eternal chagrin, Floridians did not elect Andrew Gillum as governor of their deservedly designated simple-minded (and often repressive) state. However, on Election Day, they did vote “yes” on Amendment 4, a citizen-proposed ballot initiative that will enable more than one million ex-felons to regain their […]

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America Voted. The Climate Lost.

The last two years in American politics have spelled trouble for the global climate, thanks largely to the Trump administration. And the next two years probably won’t be much better, given the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections. Voters failed to pass a historic ballot initiative in Washington state to create […]

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Barack Obama’s Risks Turn Into Losses for Democrats

Former President Barack Obama broke his brief post-presidency silence to campaign for Democrats in the midterms, but all of his risky campaign bets came up short. Obama held campaign rallies for losing candidates Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly, Democrat candidate for Governor Richard Cordray in Ohio, Democrat candidate for governor in Florida Andrew Gillum, and Democrat […]

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EXCLUSIVE – Ron DeSantis Following Win: ‘The Sky Is the Limit’ for Florida

ORLANDO Fla. — In his first interview after winning Florida’s gubernatorial election, Ron DeSantis told Breitbart News his victory marks a “good day for Florida.” DeSantis said he believes “the sky is the limit in terms of the economy” now that he will be able to enact a conservative economic agenda. “Florida is on a […]

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***Live Updates*** 2018 Midterm Election Results

Welcome to the Breitbart News LiveWire of the 2018 midterm elections. Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to take back the House of Representatives and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who is looking to regain her Speakership, said earlier in the day that she is 100% certain that Democrats will win back the […]

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Jimmy Buffett Targets Republicans During Concert for Andrew Gillum, Bill Nelson

Rocker and environmental activist Jimmy Buffett jabbed Republican lawmakers during a concert in support of Florida Democrat gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Saturday. The Associated Press reports Jimmy Buffett changed the lyrics of “Come Monday” to reference the November 6 midterm election, singing “Come Tuesday, things will change. Come […]

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Gillum: Florida Voters Will ‘Unapologetically Reject’ Trump, DeSantis ‘Stoking the Politics of Fear’

Thursday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Democratic Florida gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum predicted voters would “unapologetically reject” President Donald Trump and his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis for “stoking the politics of fear.” Gillum said, “The president has made this election all about him. The only benefit I have is that my opponent Ron DeSantis and the […]

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