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US: Florida (News/Activism)

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  • The Latest: Officials certify contentious Florida elections

    11/20/2018 6:21:26 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11-20-18 | Staff
    ".....Official results turned in Sunday showed Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis was elected governor over Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by 32,463 votes out of more than 8 million cast. Republican Gov. Rick Scott defeated incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson by 10,033 votes....."
  • Democrats Fail to Steal Georgia, Florida

    11/19/2018 4:22:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Stacey Abrams in Georgia has conceded, but — well, she hasn’t. She’s ripping Kemp, she’s gonna run again, refusing to really accept the results of the election in formally conceding, just bitter and angry and calling for a boycott. Hollywood actors are calling for a boycott of the state of Georgia. Georgia has become a major Hollywood production place because they’ve been given tax breaks. And Hollywood actors are claiming they’re gonna start a boycott of Georgia because Stacey Abrams lost an election. This is where we’re headed. It’s not where we’re headed; it’s where we are. They...
  • New House: More Democrats from California than from 36 other states combined

    11/19/2018 5:08:14 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 19, 2018 12:04 PM | Paul Bedard
    Nearly 7 in 10 Democrats in the new House majority are from the East and West coasts, the latest sign of the party’s lack of connection with the heartland and South. And even more dramatic, there will be more Democratic members from liberal California than from 36 other states combined, according to an analysis from the bipartisan Washington firm Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen, and Thomas. “Democrats now dominate the coasts,” said the election analysis.
  • Palm Beach Went for Coloring Books, iPads Over Vote-Machine Upgrades

    11/19/2018 10:09:03 AM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    real Clear Investigation ^ | November 18, 2018
    Votes aren't the only things that haven't easily added up in Palm Beach County this election cycle. Neither have the South Florida county’s decisions to spend election-integrity funds on civic coloring books and iPads rather than on fixing voting machines that officials have long called a problem. The same machines officials are blaming for delays in the recount of the Nov. 6 election were also blamed for problems in 2008 and 2012.
  • Brenda Snipes Resigns After Recount Debacle

    11/19/2018 6:13:26 AM PST · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 19 Nov 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    You supposedly won’t have Brenda Snipes to kick around anymore. The subject of one of the more famous “Florida Woman” stories of late is reported to have resigned her position as Broward County Election Supervisor, taking effect in January. After numerous, spectacular failures in processing election results over the years, Saturday’s debacle of submitting their recount results two minutes after the deadline had passed was apparently a bridge too far and Ms. Snipes is stepping down. (Washington Times) Taking a page from the playbook of disgraced public officials around the country, Snipes reportedly wants to “spend more time with her...
  • Quitting Time! Broward Elections Supervisor Resigns

    11/18/2018 9:12:33 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 67 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/18/18 | NA
    In the Florida election mess of 2018, her name has become infamous. And Sunday evening, Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes has submitted her resignation, just hours after completing a high-profile recount. “It is true. She did send it,” Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as counsel to elections office told the Sun-Sentinel. https://www.wnd.com/2018/11/quitting-time-broward-elections-supervisor-resigns/
  • Dumpster Fire: Broward County Had To Stop Its Manual Recount

    11/18/2018 5:57:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Broward County once again proves that incompetence and ineptitude are the heart of their election process. Throughout this whole process, the county, a Democratic bastion, and it’s equally disastrous and liberal neighbor, Palm Beach County, have made a mockery of the 2018 election with their inability to count the friggin’ ballots. Republican Gov. Rick Scott had to file lawsuits in order to shed some light into their ballot counting processes, which a judge later found to be in violation of public records laws. They wouldn’t disclose how many outstanding ballots were left. Scott had declared victory over incumbent Sen. Bill...
  • We Have a Winner: Bill Nelson Concedes to Rick Scott

    11/18/2018 5:38:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    It's finally over. After 12 tense days of recounts, which came with accusations and lawsuits, Sen. Bill Nelson (D) has conceded to Gov. Rick Scott (R) in the Florida Senate race. His win comes a day after Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded to Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis in the state’s gubernatorial election.Scott had a 10,000-vote lead when the manual recount was complete, according to the Florida Secretary of State.“Now the campaign truly is behind us, and that’s where we need to leave it,” Scott said, after revealing Nelson "graciously" called him to concede. “We must do what Americans have always done:...
  • Bill Nelson takes shots at Donald Trump in concession to Rick Scott

    11/18/2018 1:55:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2018 | James Varney
    Following a protracted recount battle, three-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson conceded Sunday, acknowledging GOPGov. Rick Scott has been elected to replace him in January. “Well, things worked out a little differently than Grace and I had hoped,” Mr. Nelson’s statement read. “But let me say, I by no measure feel defeated. And that’s because I have had the privilege of serving the people of Florida and our country for most of my life.” As he left the political stage, Mr. Nelson, 76, also took a parting shot at President Trump. “We have to move beyond a politics that aims...
  • PERSPECTIVES ON IMMIGRATION: Cut Legal Admissions by Two-Thirds (Harry Reid op-ed, 1994)

    11/18/2018 11:46:10 AM PST · by rintintin · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 10, 1994 | U.S. Senator Harry Reid
    The federal government has been grossly irresponsible in its neglect of mounting immigration problems, even as these problems place unbearable burdens on states like California. It is regrettable that states have reached a point where the only avenue they have for justice is the courts. It is even more regrettable that this Administration and this Congress stand by and allow the federal courts to decide the nation's immigration policies. Taxpayers simply cannot continue to sustain new populations the size of San Diego or the state of Nevada every year. California is sending up the red flag tat Washington should heed.Unprecedented...
  • Bill Nelson concedes Florida Senate race to Rick Scott after hand recount

    11/18/2018 1:12:19 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 32 replies
    Incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., called Republican challenger Rick Scott on Sunday to concede their race, ending a protracted dispute between the rivals over the results of their tight election. "I just spoke with Senator Bill Nelson, who graciously conceded, and I thanked him for his years of public service," Scott said via a statement of Nelson, who had been vying for a fourth term in office. "Now the campaign truly is behind us, and that's where we need to leave it. We must do what Americans have always done: come together for the good of our state and our...
  • Dozens of House Republicans object to gay rights language in NAFTA replacement deal

    11/18/2018 12:03:35 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/16/2018 | Sean Higgins
    A group of 45 House Republican lawmakers wrote President Trump Friday stating that they were "deeply concerned" by the inclusion of "sexual orientation and and gender identity language" in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement on trade. The representatives said the inclusion was "inappropriate and insulting to our national sovereignty" and urged Trump to remove the language. The letter suggests the president may loose some key Republican support when the deal, which would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, comes before before Congress for approval next year. "A trade agreement is no place for the adoption of social policy," the GOP lawmakers wrote,...
  • Final Florida Senate Count (Scott wins by 10,033)

    11/18/2018 10:29:55 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 165 replies
    Florida Department of Elections ^ | 11/18/2018 | Florida Department of Elections
    United States Senator Rick Scott 4,099,505 50.05% Bill Nelson 4,089,472 49.93% Machine and Manual Recounts Completed
  • Broward Elections Supervisor Blames Racism For Recount Debacle

    11/18/2018 8:07:38 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 16 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | November 18, 2018 | Carmine Sabia
    When on is attempting to get themselves out of a jam they often look for excuses or other things or people to blame things on. When one is a progressive they run to the racism, sexism or homophobia cards. That is what Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes has done. Now that her incompetence has been discovered, and more than 2,000 ballots have been lost, she is blaming racism for it, The Guardian reported. A top elections official in Florida who endured national humiliation after missing a midterms recount deadline by two minutes has told the Guardian that racism is...
  • Florida Recounts Dredge Up 2000 Election Nightmare

    11/18/2018 7:17:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2018 | Debra J. Saunders
    Almost two decades after the infamous Florida recount to determine the 2000 presidential election, voters again have reason to look at Broward County's election system with contempt and suspicion. In 2000, Broward County went so far as to judge indentations in ballots as legitimate votes. This netted Democratic nominee Al Gore an extra 567 votes -- not enough to beat George W. Bush but enough to sow distrust among concerned citizens. Nearly two decades later, Broward County is back to its old tricks. Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson is running for re-election, but he trailed his opponent, GOP Gov. Rick...
  • Beleaguered Florida election boss says RACISM was 'probably a factor' in the backlash [tr]

    11/18/2018 5:48:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2018 | Leah Simpson
    Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes thinks racism was 'probably' a factor in the backlash against her for the South Florida office missing Thursday's recount deadline in a Senate race. As about two dozen protesters stood outside her headquarters Friday, including Bikers For Trump, Snipes, who is black, admitted she thought the criticism may have been amplified because of her race. When asked specifically if she believed her heritage could be playing a part in the hostile response she declined to elaborate but told the Guardian, 'Probably. Probably'.
  • Almost 3,000 Votes Are Missing in the Florida Recount

    11/18/2018 5:43:00 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 17, 2018
    The recount in Florida has put the state’s election machinery to the test, and it has failed miserably: Almost 3,000 votes have vanished, the New York Times reported, while Florida recounts three state and three local elections that have yet to be called. The Florida secretary of state reported 900 fewer votes than were tallied originally, and that number is expected to balloon by 2,000 more votes when results from Broward County are reported. Although this number of votes would not necessarily swing the election from one candidate to another, it’s certainly enough to cause concern. For example, Palm Beach...
  • Broward Elections Supervisor Snipes tries to find 2,040 missing ballots with deadline looming

    11/17/2018 10:03:20 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 48 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | November 17, 2018 | Anthony Man and Tonya Alanez
    Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes tries to explain to the canvassing board the discrepancy in vote counts during the hand count,... recount hit yet another snag with 2,040 ballots lost or misplaced. The county’s eternally beleaguered SOE Snipes said they were either misplaced, misfiled or mixed in with another stack. One thing she said she was sure of was that the ballots were still in the building. “The ballots are in this building. There would be nowhere else for them to be,” Snipes said. “The ballots are in the building." Snipes has been in the crosshairs... since Election...
  • Brenda Snipes Blames Racism for Widespread Backlash Against Her — Not Her Incompetence

    11/17/2018 9:05:58 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes told reporters Saturday that “racism” was probably the reason she was receiving so much backlash.
  • Broward’s Brenda Snipes Searches Her Office for Over 2,000 ‘Missing’ Ballots

    11/17/2018 8:25:18 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2018 | Aaron Klein
    LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Embattled Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is personally overseeing the search within her headquarters here for purportedly missing ballots to account for the 2,040-vote discrepancy in the number of votes cast in her county during the Midterm Elections. The discrepancy came in the difference of total votes registered from the initial machine count and the results from the machine recount numbers reported earlier today. Election workers in Snipes office told Breitbart News that Snipes and her team are scouring the office building, located inside a strip mall in Lauderhill adjacent to a Dunkin’ Donuts and Winn-Dixie grocery...