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  • Dumpster Fire: Broward County Had To Stop Its Manual Recount

    11/18/2018 5:57:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 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 · 8 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 · 86 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. Nelsons statement read. But let me say, I by no measure feel defeated. And thats 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 · 31 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 · 44 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 · 139 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 · 6 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 · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 17, 2018
    The recount in Florida has put the states 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, its 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 countys 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.
  • Browards 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...
  • Bill Nelsons Ending (FL Rat Loser Alert)

    11/17/2018 7:46:14 PM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/17/2018 | Steve Bousquet and Steve Contorno
    Floridas senior senator, often described as one of the luckiest politicians alive, won three terms as a Democrat in the U.S. Senate seemingly without breaking a sweat, and for good reason: He faced one weak opponent after another. After 46 years in public office, he finally met his match in Gov. Rick Scott, whose vast personal fortune, trademark aggressiveness and single-minded discipline has proven to be just enough to produce an excruciatingly narrow victory Scotts third, close statewide win in eight years.
  • Broward Counts Wrong Ballots Supervisor Brenda Snipes Blames Criticism on Racism

    11/17/2018 3:51:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse - The Last Refuge ^ | November 17, 2018 | sundance
    Let it not be said this wasnt transparently predictable. After missing the deadline for reporting the official machine ballot count, the hand-count in Broward County had to be halted when officials noticed the staff were counting the wrong ballots today. This comes on the heels of Broward County Supervisor of Elections claiming her critics were racist. Its how she rolls along; year, after year, after year. and no-one ever puts a stop to her consistent lack of competence, because racism. Yup, you cant make this stuff up folks. FLORIDA [] On Saturday, the volunteers started sorting about 22,000 undervotes...
  • The Latest: Gillum with wife: Race journey of our lives

    11/17/2018 3:49:25 PM PST · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    ap ^ | 11/17/2018 | ap
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The Latest on Florida recount (all times local):6 p.m.Democrat Andrew Gillum says in ending his bid for Florida governor that the race has been the journey of our lives for the candidate and his wife R. Jai.Gillum posted a live video on Facebook on Saturday afternoon congratulating DeSantis. Gillum had conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis on election night, but retracted it after the margin between the two candidates narrowed. The race went to a legally required recount, but after an initial machine recount DeSantis still led Gillum by more than 30,000 votes.In a statement from his...
  • Broward counts the wrong ballots as Florida races to finish manual recount ahead of Sunday deadline

    11/17/2018 1:15:54 PM PST · by george76 · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/17/2018 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Fresh off its bungled machine recount, Broward Countys second day of manual recounting temporarily stopped about an hour after it began Saturday when lawyers from both political parties pointed out that volunteers were counting the wrong ballots. Hundreds of volunteers spent most of Friday sorting through 32,000 overvotes and undervotes in the Senate race between incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Broward officials announced Friday night they had finished their manual recount. On Saturday, the volunteers started sorting about 22,000 undervotes and overvotes in the contentious contest for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. That came to a grinding...
  • Nearly 3,000 Votes Disappeared From Floridas Recount. Thats Not Supposed to Happen

    11/17/2018 10:36:40 AM PST · by Theoria · 56 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 16 Nov 2018 | Frances Robles
    Nearly 3,000 votes effectively disappeared during the machine recount of Floridas midterm races, according to election records, calling into question whether officials relied on a flawed process to settle the outcome of three statewide contests. With extremely narrow gaps separating candidates in the still-undeclared races for both governor and United States Senate, the results of the machine recount of all votes cast in the Nov. 6 election, posted by the Florida secretary of states office, showed 900 fewer votes than those reported in the original statewide tally. The discrepancy was expected to grow by an additional 2,000 votes when updated...
  • Cutting razor wire, caravan migrants make a new case for a border wall

    11/17/2018 9:24:32 AM PST · by rktman · 105 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/17/2018 | Monica Showalter
    After a big public relations buildup about razor wire being installed at the border to keep illegal migrants out, caravan migrants are at it again, this time cutting the newly installed razor wire: Customs and Border Patrol has a video of the crime in San Diego. Here's video of another one at the the border in Arizona. Both happened on the exact same day, Nov. 14. Obviously, it's coordinated, and by a very canny organized group (cartels?) that wants to send a message to the U.S. that its border efforts are useless. Tactically, it's striking first and striking hard, right...