Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

President Trump on Florida, Georgia Election Ballot Chaos: "Blame the Russians"

President Trump on Florida, Georgia Election Ballot Chaos:

Meanwhile, Democratic incumbent Sen.

Both Florida and Georgia were preparing for ballot recounts on Friday, as contentious races for the US Senate and state governorships descended into controversy amid Republicans' accusations of Democratic vote tampering, and counter-questions about potentially confusing ballot papers. And no angry mobs in suits - at least not yet.

In fact, the most significant and clear error by Broward County election officials-designing a ballot that may have led more than 20,000 voters in an overwhelmingly Democratic congressional district to not vote in the Senate race at all-almost certainly benefited Scott.

Nelson said Scott was abusing his office by trying to stop a complete and accurate counting of all the votes. By two o'clock that same day the Florida Secretary of State is expected to certify those results and order a machine recount for any multi-county races within half a percentage point. And if the margin is less than 0.25 percent the recount must be done by hand.

"They're finding votes out of nowhere, and Rick Scott who won by - it was close, but he won by a comfortable margin, he easily won but every hour it seems to be going down", Trump said outside the White House Friday.

"I don't know, you tell me", he snapped at a reporter.

The lawsuit was filed about the same time Scott ordered state law enforcement officials to investigate the Broward and Palm Beach voting operation.

The governor filed lawsuits in both counties seeking more information on how their ballots were being tallied.

The state wants to defend the legality of the statute on signature matching, but Nelson's side "wants a resolution as quickly possible".

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"This is a feature, not a flaw", Elias said of the ongoing counting of provisional and absentee ballots. This is not a third world dictatorship. "I think that people have to look at it very, very cautiously".

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said it will review allegations of criminal fraud but had no active investigations.

The margin is expected to trigger a recount of ballots, which could begin as early as Saturday in counties across the state. "Maybe next, he'll start ranting that Russians stole the election from him".

"And the Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes has a history of acting in bad faith", he said. Protect Democracy interpreted the move as a response to its lawsuit. Eventually a judge ruled that the law had been violated. He added that there may be two other races beside the Senate contest that may fall within the recount margin - the elections for governor and agriculture commissioner. In the governor's race, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, trailed former Republican congressman Ron DeSantis by more than 36,000 votes, or 0.45 percent.

And in Arizona, where votes are still being counted and Democrat Krysten Sinema on Friday held the lead by a tenth of a percent, Trump claimed they are "all of a sudden" finding votes "out of the wilderness".

CNN reported that nearly25,000 voters in Broward county had cast a vote for governorbut not for one of the Senate candidates - a discrepancy that CNN said was not matched in other counties.

In total, the statement used the word "fraud" six times. Some didn't press hard enough, leaving hanging or dimpled chads that had to be examined by hand, a long and tiresome process. The county's then-elections supervisor, Democrat Theresa LePore, wanted to make the 10 presidential candidates' names bigger on the ballot so senior citizens could read them. "And that's why, this woman, no one has faith in her at all".

"They are a preeminent litigation powerhouse that are veterans of Bush v. Gore".

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