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Governor Rick Scott claims election fraud, orders law enforcement investigation
www.wptv.com ^ | 11/08/2018 | Justin Boggs

Posted on 11/09/2018 6:30:10 AM PST by Red Badger

Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott, who is involved in a tight contest with incumbent Democratic US Senator Bill Nelson for one of the state's US Senate seat, made claims on Thursday that officials in two Florida counties are tampering with election results.

Scott, using his authority as governor, got involved in his own race by ordering law enforcement officials to investigate board of election actions in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

Scott's US Senate campaign, along with the Republican Senate campaign arm, filed a lawsuit claiming that election officials in Broward County are refusing to release public records.

“Every Floridian should be concerned there may be rampant fraud happening in both Broward and Palm Beach counties,” the governor said.

Officials in the two Florida counties, which are Democratic-leaning, are continuing to count ballots two days after the polls closed.

As of Thursday evening, Scott leads Nelson by .2 percent. That margin is a bit smaller than from Election Night when Scott led by more than a half percent. Any result within .25 percent triggers an automatic hand recount.

Nelson released the following statement following Scott's announcement: “The goal here is to see that all the votes in Florida are counted and counted accurately. Rick Scott’s action appears to be politically motivated and borne out of desperation.”

Meanwhile in the gubernatorial race in Florida, Republican Ron DeSantis has seen his lead evaporate from over 1 percent on Election Night to under .5 percent on Thursday. His challenger, Democrat Andrew Gillum, had previously conceded the election, but on Thursday, told supporters that he was hiring lawyers to make sure every vote is counted.

Gillum tweeted the following Thursday evening: "Mr. @FLGovScott — counting votes isn't partisan — it's democracy. Count every vote."

President Donald Trump weighed in on Thursday on Scott's announcement.

Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach. Florida voted for Rick Scott! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2018

Republican Speaker-Designate Jose Oliva backed Scott's decision.

"Voter confidence in the sanctity of the ballot box is a cornerstone of our Republic," Oliva said in a statement. "Palm Beach county, as well as Brenda Snipes and Broward county’s ‘discovery’ of tens of thousands of allegedly valid, uncounted ballots is disturbing to say the least."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: braking; broward; fl; florida; palmbeach; scott; searchworks; snipes; votefraud
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1 posted on 11/09/2018 6:30:10 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

This is so scary to me. Prayers that this gets sorted out with justice for those involved.


2 posted on 11/09/2018 6:32:31 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Red Badger

Why isn’t Republican Gov. Ducey of Arizona doing the same thing with the Sinema/McSally debacle? WHY?


3 posted on 11/09/2018 6:35:19 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: NEMDF

Very scary.


4 posted on 11/09/2018 6:35:30 AM PST by livius
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5 posted on 11/09/2018 6:37:04 AM PST by Red Badger (FNo-platform us all you want. Ban us all you want. Smear us all you want. You can’t stop an idea...)
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To: Lizavetta

I don’t know Arizona laws..................


6 posted on 11/09/2018 6:37:32 AM PST by Red Badger (FNo-platform us all you want. Ban us all you want. Smear us all you want. You can’t stop an idea...)
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To: Red Badger; JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; ...
This morning I took my Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis election signs and put them back out front again. They will stay there until this whole mess is resolved.

Florida Freeper


7 posted on 11/09/2018 6:40:06 AM PST by Joe Brower ("Might we not live in a nobler dream than this?" -- John Ruskin)
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To: Red Badger

Why is it that no one saw this coming except in hindsight?


8 posted on 11/09/2018 6:40:21 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: Red Badger

She probably said: Aint no way no white supremacistical honky ‘gon get by me wid no ‘lection win. No way.


9 posted on 11/09/2018 6:43:30 AM PST by frank ballenger ("End vote fraud,noncitizens & illegals voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: Red Badger

“Let me tell you about Florida politicians. I make them, I make them out of whole cloth, just like a tailor makes a suit. I get their name in the newspaper. I get them some publicity and I get their name on the ballot. Then, after the election, we count the votes, and if they don’t turn out right, we recount them again until they do.”—Edward G. Robinson to Humphrey Bogart in Key Largo


10 posted on 11/09/2018 6:44:42 AM PST by Hugin ("Not one step rom his weapons should a traveler take"...Havamal 38)
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To: Hugin

If you ain’t cheatin’ you ain’t tryin’.........................


11 posted on 11/09/2018 6:46:46 AM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: Red Badger

My tagline shows my ongoing interest in this matter.

We must re-take our honest system of peaceful election or the winners soon will be the ones with the most young armed thugs supporting the candidate. Like Cuba and most of Latin America have had for decades.


12 posted on 11/09/2018 6:47:27 AM PST by frank ballenger ("End vote fraud,noncitizens & illegals voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: OKSooner

You can check my comments going back a couple of months where I said the Dems will pull out all the stops to for vote fraud and that we need to be vigilant. Guess the Repubs just don’t care....


13 posted on 11/09/2018 6:47:57 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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I’m willing to take your word for it. Maybe Jeb still has some pull in Florida and that’s why everyone seems to be looking the other way, who knows...


14 posted on 11/09/2018 6:55:45 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: Red Badger

Even if they were truly found ballots, how can they be counted at all?

Once they are out of the chain of custody, they are no longer reliable no matter what they say?

And why always Broward and Palm Beach? Never anywhere else. The American people shouldn’t put up with this. FL is an embarrassment.


15 posted on 11/09/2018 6:56:06 AM PST by TangledUpInBlue
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To: Joe Brower

Joe, at least, or at last, our side is finally fighting back! Three cheers for Governor Scott!!!!!!!!!


16 posted on 11/09/2018 6:58:19 AM PST by sport
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To: Joe Brower

Check ‘the dead’ vote... if the dead have voted other ‘voters
who didn’t show up to vote’ will also be voted. Then canvas those neighborhoods - have people sign statements saying they voted or didn’t vote... and compare it to official lists of voters.

In Florida voter fraud usually is done in the black community because they have a ‘no snitch’ culture.


17 posted on 11/09/2018 7:00:50 AM PST by GOPJ (Watch this for our survival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE)
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To: Red Badger

That may be only the beginning. The Feds (FBI, US Marshals Service and the FEC) may get also involved, too.


18 posted on 11/09/2018 7:08:36 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's Economic Cure)
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To: Red Badger

Gillum tweeted the following Thursday evening: “Mr. @FLGovScott — counting votes isn’t partisan — it’s democracy. Count every vote.”

Shut up you crook! If Gillum and Nelson get away with stealing these elections that could be the final breaking point! The Dems have gone full blown anarchist now. Is this what every rank and file Democrat wants? They may be cheering now, but the same corrupt leadership will turn on them eventually! I’ve told more than a few arrogant white liberals they’re not part of the RATS future plans!


19 posted on 11/09/2018 7:10:14 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: Red Badger
"Because of her extensive and successful leadership and administrative skills, Dr. Snipes was asked by Governor Jeb Bush to serve out the term of Supervisor of Elections in Broward County. She began this appointment on November 20, 2003. She was re-elected for a four-term in November 2004, 2008, 2012, and again in 2016."

Good ole Jeb!

About the Supervisor

20 posted on 11/09/2018 7:10:43 AM PST by Jed Eckert
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