Something odd is occurring in Florida’s Senate race. Republican Gov. Rick Scott has declared victory over incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. At the time, Scott led Nelson by a little over 34,500 votes. It’s now been cut to around 18,000. We’re heading into recount territory, as Scott’s lead has dwindled to 0.2 percent; less than half of one percent triggers an automatic recount. Yet, in two Democratic bastions—Palm Beach and Broward counties—they’re taking their sweet time counting the votes and not telling how many are left outstanding. A category four hurricane recently hit the state and yet every county, including the ones slammed by Michael, have all counted their votes. In Broward, the supervisor there isn’t keeping regular reports on the ballots that need to be counted. She also appears not to know and has been dumping thousands at a time in the late night hours.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who represents Florida, is sounding the alarm. Further, he's wondering if anyone in the media is asking serious questions about why Broward County ballots are being transported in private vehicles.
This video,posted by an Independent Cong candidate in 18 (who was endorsed by Bernie Sanders in 16) purports to show BrowardCounty ballots being transported from polling places in private cars.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 9, 2018
Has anyone in local media looked into this claim or asked elections dept about it? https://t.co/1JztfdRudn
Late Thursday night Florida Governor and U.S. Senate candidate Rick Scott issued a lawsuit against Broward County for it's alleged violation of Florida election laws and slow walking of vote counting well past Election Day.
Meanwhile, President Trump said last night that law enforcement is also looking into the situation.
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