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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Republican Rick Scott holds a 34,435 vote lead over incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson out of more than 8 million ballots cast for a difference of 0.42 percent, according to unofficial returns posted by the state division of elections. State law triggers a recount if the difference in a race is less than 0.5 percent. So if the returns are certified, the state will count the ballots again.

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This'll be interesting. As it stands, Nelson is the only pol/amendment that I supported on my ballot that lost. It'll be great if he can come back and win, because he is one of the last, if not the last moderate democrat in the Senate.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-11-07 09:12 AM | Reply

Rick Scott is a horrible person, guaranteed to make life more difficult for everyone except himself and his rich donors. Will Floridians ever learn to vote for their own best interests or is there more Republican hanky-panky behind the curtain? Under Republican control, Florida has an abysmal track record on voting integrity.

#2 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-11-07 09:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Rick Scott would vote to gut social security and medicare in a heartbeat. He cares less than nothing for ordinary Americans. The seniors who voted for this piece of crap are banking on him only voting to gut social security for people UNDER 55.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2018-11-07 10:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Is John Bolton headed south to stop the recount?

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2018-11-07 10:34 AM | Reply

I honestly don't understand senior citizens who are so willing to throw people slightly younger than themselves (or anyone of any age for that matter) under a bus. I have kids and grandkids, don't these other older folks have kids and grandkids as well? Is America really so selfish? I know why I don't wish to live among other senior citizens. I had my old print shop, we got work from one of the big condo retirement villages and it was quite profitable but, in the end, I told them to take their business elsewhere. They were just too much of a pain in the ass.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-07 10:59 AM | Reply

SO.... Chad has yet to vote!

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-07 11:01 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Is America really so selfish?

You've been alive what, 60 something years and you still don't know the answer to this question?

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-07 11:10 AM | Reply

#7 | Posted by jpw, As Charles De Gaul states so eloquently "Nations do not have allies, only shared interests". Any ISM can be good or bad. But the responsibility of any government is to it's own citizens first. Nationalism is acceptable in every country in the world, except ours, or so I am told repetitively.

#8 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-11-07 11:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Not by me.

So what's your point?

Besides Danni's point was about boomers selling their kids and grandkids down the economic river, not nationalism.

Or are you justifying your own nationalism?

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-07 11:22 AM | Reply

#9 | Posted by jpw, So we should be what? The defender of Europe, the cash cow for the third world, or the destination for every poor person on the planet? Seriously, doesn't sound like a policy designed for the interest of the average citizen. Of course you believe wholeheartedly that the current economic boom is because of Obama's policies. There are also people that believe the earth is flat too.

#10 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-11-07 11:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Keep calling Florida voters stupid. It's been an overwhelming success for you past and present. I don't call democratic voters stupid because that has worked well for me past and present. If Nelson loses again in the recount do you think that will help or hinder your side?

#11 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-11-07 12:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Nationalism is acceptable in every country in the world, except ours, or so I am told repetitively."

If it were honestly nationalism that would be one thing but since we all know what it really is it is another thing....white nationalism. You can pretend otherwise and pretend to be naive but don't expect all of us to pretend to be naive. Sorry, we know what it is and we're not going to play games just to please you.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-07 12:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Keep calling Florida voters stupid."

My son had to explain the meaning of the word gerrymandering to a group of co-workers who are relatively successful people. Florida voters are stupid. 1.5 million Floridians would have likely gotten healthcare coverage if Gillum had won. Florida voters are stupid.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-07 12:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Florida voters are stupid. 1.5 million Floridians would have likely gotten healthcare coverage if Gillum had won."

You can't gerrymander a governor's race. Or a Senator's race, for that matter.

#14 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-11-07 12:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"You can't gerrymander a governor's race. Or a Senator's race, for that matter."

But a voter who doesn't know what the word means is probably stupid.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-07 12:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"...the current economic boom is because of Obama's policies." - #10 | Posted by flat-Earther at 2018-11-07 11:41 AM

Fact-checking Donald Trump's talking points about the economy

[snip] Quarterly increases of at least 4 percent are not unheard of. That level was reached four times under President Barack Obama, including heights Trump has not yet reached, such as 4.6 percent (twice) and 5.2 percent (once). On two other occasions, Obama oversaw 3.9 percent growth.

[snip] Obama's numbers look particularly bad because he took office as the Great Recession was in full force -- a situation Trump, in his short tenure, has avoided. Once manufacturing jobs hit rock bottom in February 2010, they increased by 916,000 by the time Obama left office.

[snip] The scale of monthly job gains under Trump (shown in red in this chart) are broadly in line with the scale of monthly job gains under Obama (shown in blue).

[snip] There's little question that the economy is in good health right now. But Trump is off-base when he suggests that this required a "turnaround." During the second half, or more, of Obama's term, the economy was doing well, too. The data above on job creation and GDP growth are clear evidence of that. Trends in the unemployment rate, the housing market, bankruptcies and bank failures also showed significant improvement throughout the Obama years.

#16 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-07 12:27 PM | Reply

"But a voter who doesn't know what the word means is probably someone who works with Danni's son"

FT

#17 | Posted by eberly at 2018-11-07 12:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Keep calling Florida voters stupid."

I don't think "Florida voters" are stupid but that "Florida Man" I read about all the time, well, he seems to have some serious mental issues.

"A Florida man" did this and "a Florida man" did that. You all really need to get that Florida Man under control bit. He is reflecting poorly onthe rest of you.

And congrats for restoring the voting rights for your citizens who have served their time and paid their debt to society.

Good call!

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-07 01:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Keep calling Florida voters stupid.

I'm pretty sure people are basing their opinions on all available facts.

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-11-07 01:56 PM | Reply

Keep calling Florida voters stupid. It's been an overwhelming success for you past and present. I don't call democratic voters stupid because that has worked well for me past and present. If Nelson loses again in the recount do you think that will help or hinder your side?

#11 | POSTED BY Comrade Gracie

Florida voters are stupid and racist, that includes you and GoNoles there Snowflake!

#20 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-11-07 02:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Danni lives in Florida. Danni votes. #20 Still waiting for you to call RCADE a dumb racist Nazi Rube.

Please scroll to your post #14 and my post #17 to refresh your memory:
www.drudge.com

#21 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-11-07 05:53 PM | Reply

Danni lives in Florida. Danni votes. #20 Still waiting for you to call RCADE a dumb racist Nazi Rube.
Please scroll to your post #14 and my post #17 to refresh your memory:
www.drudge.com

POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED AT 2018-11-07 05:53 PM | REPLY

I'm 100% sure that they didn't vote for the racist. Please do try again Gracie.

#22 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-11-07 05:57 PM | Reply

#22 Cupcake she did say Florida voters with no disclaimer. They only thing we can be 100% sure of is they post BS they can't back up. Still waiting for Danni and Aborted to respond to my questions. They won't because they can't.

#23 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-11-07 09:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What gracie does not understand is that is that the legal commercial promulgation of political lies in our dysfunctional society
gives overwhelming advantage to rich liars. For example in California proposition 10 which would leave rent control a matter for local governments to invoke or not. That was the way it was in California until landlords passed a legislature bill in 1995 outlawing rent control across the State. Prop 10 would only revoke that bill. But $50 million was poured into an advertising campaign which claimed Prop 10 would raise rents and halt all new construction. Clearly falsehoods, repeated over and over on TV, in accordance with the practices of Joseph Goebbels. PG&E did the same thing decades ago when another proposition attempted to let PG&E eat the costs for a failed nuclear power project. Stupid people believed the lies and got stuck with the bill for the plant and the highest electrical rates in the country, (except Hawaii). The commercial was run day and night showing a horse race running backwards would and claiming falsely passage of the proposition would send the State backward in time when the only issue on the table was who would pay for the project, PG&E or taxpayers. Repeating falsehoods over and over again on TV is very effective and crazy expensive way of managing public opinion. This is the root of all American stupidity.

#24 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-11-08 12:23 PM | Reply

#24 See today's Nooner for REAL cereal prices not the ALARMING ones Danni claimed to have paid. LOL.

#25 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-11-08 10:32 PM | Reply

Here is his speech:
amp.local10.com

#26 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-11-08 10:37 PM | Reply

Rick Scott is now suing Broward and Dade County Supervisors

thehill.com

#27 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-09 12:30 AM | Reply

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