Accusations fly over Broward County ballot shenanigans: Mystery truck deliveries, slow counting and more. By Brooke Singman.
Lawyers are descending on Florida as the state braces once again to become ground zero in a national election fight, and the epicenter appears to be Broward County where late-arriving ballots in Democratic strongholds are fueling accusations of political shenanigans.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has highlighted a range of possible problems in the county — including a suspected mystery truck delivery of ballots — and has criticized local officials for their molasses-like process of counting ballots in the Senate race between Republican Rick Scott and incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.
Scott, Florida’s outgoing Republican governor, warned of possibly “rampant fraud,” and filed lawsuits late Thursday against the top election officials in two heavily Democratic counties as they continue to report new votes. …
Scott complained that the late-arriving votes were steadily shaving his lead.
“Late Tuesday night, our win was projected to be around 57,000 votes,” Scott told reporters. “By Wednesday morning, that lead dropped to 38,000. By Wednesday evening, it was around 30,000. This morning, it was around 21,000. Now, it is 15,000.”
He continued: “On election night, Broward County said there were 634,000 votes cast. At 1 a.m. today, there were 695,700 ballots cast on election day. At 2:30 p.m. today, the number was up to 707,223 ballots cast on Election Day. And we just learned, that the number has increased to 712,840 ballots cast on Election Day. In Palm Beach County, there are 15,000 new votes found since election night.”
He specifically called out the counties’ respective elections supervisors, Brenda Snipes and Susan Bucher.
No matter the outcome now, many people are going to think the result was rigged. Democrats ignoring rules and, possibly, stuffing ballot boxes.
It is now widely acknowledged that left vote rigging in Chicago (by the Daley machine) in 1960 was the crucial difference by which Kennedy defeated Nixon for US President.
Every Vote Counts in Large Amounts, by Liz Shields.
The Democrats in Florida, Georgia, and Arizona are continuing to ‘count’ the ‘votes’ in the 2018 election and, curiously, as they continue to “count,” the Democrats either take the lead or close the gap.
Judge rules election officials in Broward violated state law, gives them 7 pm deadline.
The Democrats are playing with fire.
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific, Charles, via Tip of the Spear