Tag: Bill Nelson

Florida: Rick Scott Wins Senate Seat After Bill Nelson Concedes

(UPI) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will be changing jobs — U.S. senator — as incumbent Bill Nelson conceded hours after a hand recount showed a 10,000-vote difference. Scott, a Republican governor for eight years, announced the concession in a statement, saying, “I just spoke with Senator Bill Nelson, who graciously conceded, and I thanked […]

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Broward County Erases GOP Vote Gains, ‘Missed’ Recount Deadline by 2 Minutes

Florida Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis would have increased their margins of victory Thursday if Broward County did not narrowly miss the 3 p.m. deadline to submit machine recount results for the state’s midterm elections. The recount would have increased DeSantis’s lead over Democrat Andrew Gillum in the race for governor by 755 votes, while Scott’s lead could […]

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Broward County Starts Manual Recount One Hour Late

Broward County on Friday began its manual recount one hour later than originally scheduled for in the state’s U.S. Senate race between incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D)-FL) and Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL). The Miami Herald‘s Alex Harris reported Broward County’s election office, overseen by embattled Supervisor of Elections official Brenda Snipes, only began training voter counters at 7:40 a.m., […]

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Florida Official Orders First-Ever Hand Recount in Senate Race

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered the first-ever statewide recount in the U.S. Senate race Thursday after a machine recount tallied over 8.3 million votes cast in the 2018 midterm election, according to reports. Unofficial results posted on the Florida secretary of state’s website show that Republican Ron DeSantis is virtually assured of winning the nationally watched […]

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Judge Rules Against Extending Florida Recount Deadline

A federal judge on Thursday ruled against a request to extend the deadline for recounts in Florida’s U.S. Senate and governor midterm races, according to reports. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker rejected a request by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and fellow Democrats to give counties more time to finish recounts. “We have been the laughingstock of the […]

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Report: Florida Democrats Urged Voters to Submit Absentee Ballots After Election Day Using Altered Forms

Florida Democrats urged voters to submit absentee ballots after Election Day, using an official form that had been altered to make it look like they were doing so within the legal deadline, hoping a judge would later allow the votes. That attempt to add Democratic votes, which critics say is possible election fraud, was reported […]

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Far-Left Politico, CNN Say Democrat Bill Nelson Can’t Win FL Recount

Politico and CNN have done the math and report that incumbent U.S. Senator Bill Nelson cannot win the Florida recount — barring a miracle. To have both of these far-left outlets, two enthusiastic cheerleaders for Democrats, finally report this painfully obvious truth, is a major blow to Nelson’s ongoing litigation and public relations efforts. Currently, […]

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Schumer: Nelson and I Believe ‘He’s Won a Majority of the Votes,’ I Think ‘He Has a Very Good Chance’ of Winning

During a press conference on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) “has a very good chance” of winning. Schumer added that both he and Nelson believe “he’s won a majority” in Florida. Schumer said, “[I]f Bill Nelson wins, which I believe he has a very good chance of […]

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Hans von Spakovsky: Brenda Snipes Is Florida’s ‘Most Incompetent Election Official’

Hans von Spakovsky, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation and manager of its Election Law Reform Initiative, told Breitbart News that Broward County’s elections supervisor Brenda Snipes is known as Florida’s “most incompetent election official,” offering his remarks in a Monday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak. Von […]

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Schumer: ‘It’s Un-American’ Trump, Scott ‘Attempting to Bully the Election Officials in Florida’

Tuesday at a press conference, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) and President Donald Trump were “attempting to bully the election officials” conducting the Florida recount like Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes. Schumer said, “It is a bedrock principle of our democracy that every vote is counted, and the Senate […]

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Brenda Snipes Defiant: Broward Has ‘Never’ Missed a Deadline, Downplays Past Allegations

Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is confident in the face of questions as to whether her office can count 700,000 ballots by Thursday’s deadline, telling reporters Tuesday that “there has never been a deadline we have missed.” Snipes is overseeing the county’s recount of the midterm elections’ U.S. Senate and governor’s races. WATCH: ‘We will complete […]

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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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Matt Gaetz to Ask Judge to Hold Brenda Snipes in Contempt of Court

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs that Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes is in violation of state transparency laws. Snipes defied a court order allowing the inspection of vote records Friday evening. Gaetz will ask a judge to hold the official in contempt of court. Earlier Friday, a judge ordered Snipes […]

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Republican Protesters Start ‘Lock Her Up’ Chant for Florida Election Chief Botching Ballot Count

Republican protestors have begun chanting “lock her up” outside a Florida elections office as news breaks about how badly Broward County Board of Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is botching the 2018 election returns. Election chief Snipes is once again caught up in the middle of controversy as votes in her Democrat stronghold continue to appear […]

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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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