Published: Thu, November 15, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Palm Beach machines overheat, miss recount votes

Palm Beach machines overheat, miss recount votes

"The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged", Mr Trump tweeted.

Mr Scott echoed Mr Trump on the "Fox & Friends" morning programme. "The characters running Broward and Palm Beach voting will not be able to "find" enough votes, too much spotlight on them now!"

He called for Scott to recuse himself from the recount, noting that Republican Brian Kemp quit his post as secretary of state in Georgia as his apparent victory in the governor's race is challenged.

If successful, the suit would "extend the deadline for recounting of all the votes statewide in the US Senate race", the campaign said in a statement about the suit.

State monitors and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement say there are no indications of fraud in the county's vote. Those counties are both Democratic strongholds.

Scott asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate his allegations of fraud, but neither the department nor the State Department did so because no credible criminal allegations had been made, according to an FDLE spokeswoman who spokes with Newsweek at the time.

Presidents have historically sought to rise above partisan dramas surrounding election irregularities. Former President Barack Obama wasn't so publicly involved when a recount and legal process in the 2008 election delayed a Democrat taking a Minnesota Senate seat until July 2009.

The recount is unprecedented, although the battleground state also faced mayhem after the 2000 presidential election.

State law requires a recount when candidates are within one-half point when all the votes are counted. He aggressively campaigned in the state, putting his finger on the scales of the Republican gubernatorial primary this summer by endorsing former Rep. Ron DeSantis for governor.

On Nov. 13, President Donald Trump criticized Sen.

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White House spokesperson Mercedes Schlapp said Tuesday the president "obviously has his opinion" on the recount.

"It's been incredibly frustrating to watch".

Mr Trump called for an end to the recount even though state rules allow election officials to wait 10 days for absentee ballots submitted by registered voters living outside the United States, including active-duty military personnel. In the Senate race, Republican Rick Scott's lead over Nelson was 0.14 percentage points.

Troubled recounts in Senate and gubernatorial elections in Florida are now barreling towards a Thursday deadline amid an increasingly acrimonious fight that has echoes of the famous 2000 presidentialrecount.

The Senate minority leader's stand came as Trump, Scott and Republicans pursue a scorched earth strategy in Florida, deploying battalions of lawyers and throwing out baseless claims of fraud.

"She's a disaster", Trump said of Snipes in an interview with The Daily Caller.

"And my view is that a theft of an election should not be allowed to hide behind the veil of chronic incompetence - and that's very important for us to understand because if you reward bad behavior, all you're going to get is more bad behavior", says Blackwell, who is now senior fellow for human rights and constitutional governance at Family Research Council. "He's thrown around words like voter fraud with no proof".

A mechanic was flown in to fix the problems, but "we don't have a lot of assurances", Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher told WPTV Tuesday night.

Okaloosa County supervisor of elections Paul Lux said she suspected the Florida Democratic Party was sending out altered forms on goal, according to documents first reported by Politico. Florida's 67 county elections offices run the ballots through the tallying machines a second time. The county was devastated by a Category 4 hurricane in October, and Scott ordered some special provisions for early voting there. The law also instructs canvassing boards to continue and complete the machine recount. "Supervisor Snipes should be removed from her office following the recounts", Bush wrote.

Palm Beach county had admitted that it will not finish its recount by the Thursday deadline because its 11-year-old tallying machines are not fast enough, while in Broward County, additional sheriff's deputies were sent to guard ballots and voting machines.

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