Chris Cuomo Challenges Dem Lawyer Downplaying FL Recount

Posted: Nov 13, 2018 2:25 PM

Florida is in the middle of a midterms battle as both the Senate and gubernatorial races came within the margin to trigger a recount. The Republicans, Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis, are ahead in both races and say the Democrats are trying to "steal" the election. It's especially dire in Broward County, where officials have reportedly not even begun to start the recount.

Republicans have particular ire for Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, whose office illegally destroyed ballots in a 2016 Democratic primary race. She's had more issues again this year, with reports she accidentally mixed valid ballots with invalid ones after removing them from their envelopes. Twenty-two ballots included in the total sent to the Florida Secretary of State over the weekend were declared void.

Mitchell Berger, who served as Al Gore’s lawyer during the 2000 Florida recount and is now Finance Chair for the Florida Democratic Party, tried to downplay the chaos that is occurring in Broward. CNN's Chris Cuomo pushed back.

"It’s dangerous to the process to constantly say the system isn’t working," Berger said.

"But you need to have confidence in the system," Cuomo returned, noting the inconsistencies in Broward and the void ballots. Berger suggested 22 was nothing.

"That was 22 ballots," Berger said. "I would like to have that efficiency in my checkbook every year."

"I don’t know if it is that casual of a thing," Cuomo said, shaking his head. "If there are 22 how many did they not find? That is the problem with inaccuracy."

(H/T America Rising)