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Thursday, November 08, 2018

With a razor-thin margin separating Senate candidates Rick Scott and Bill Nelson, Broward County -- a Democratic bastion -- was still counting votes Wednesday night, with no idea how many are left. ... The Senate race is too close to call and is likely heading to a recount. Scott, a Republican, had a small lead over incumbent Democrat Nelson. In the governor's race, Republican Ron DeSantis' lead over Democrat Andrew Gillum narrowed to 0.58 percent as more votes were tabulated but still remained outside the margin to spur a recount as of 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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One thing we all know about many races around this country and especially the governor's race in Georgia. Without voter suppression and Interstate Crosscheck many Democrats would be celebrating victory in those races. Nulli and other Republicans pretend that those schemes aren't real but they are just lying to themselves, fair minded people of both parties have to recognize that cheating is the path to success for Republicans and Republican supporters think that if they deny knowledge of it they are somehow innocent. You're not, you're complicit in stealing elections and basically committing an act of collusion with those who seek to corrupt our election process.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-08 10:57 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4

Proprietary software, complex operating systems not used regularly, deliberate malicious distribution of voting equipment causing long lines for poor parents with children, moving voting equipment 20 miles outside city limits, fake felony lists, address confirmation letters to college students on summer vacation, swapped USB memory sticks are all obstacles to free and fair elections in the USA. Republicans seek minority rule and one of those results is Trump himself. With the best economy in decades Trump has never reached 50% approval and is another sad result of the undemocratic electoral college system.

#2 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-11-08 11:16 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4

Hope this means my absentee ballot will be tabulated

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-11-08 11:42 AM | Reply

They should just make Still Counting Votes the official state motto of Florida.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-11-08 11:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Based on the numbers, Nelson might actually win.

Gillum doesn't look likely though.

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-11-08 03:38 PM | Reply

Some voters didn't remember seeing a Senate race on their ballot? I'd be going where the eff is it?!?!

At least hear the Federal candidates and biggest positions in state government come first.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-11-08 04:45 PM | Reply

Rick Scott thinks it is unfair for them to count all the votes so he is suing to stop them. That's because he, like other Republican politicians, don't care about democracy. He is a piece of crap and most Floridians know it.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-09 07:53 AM | Reply

Scott's a whiny criminal. He never should have garnered as many votes as he did. You have to be seriously drunk on GOP Kool-Aid to vote for that freak.

#8 | Posted by YAV at 2018-11-09 08:14 AM | Reply

One thing we all know about many races around this country and especially the governor's race in Georgia. Without voter suppression and Interstate Crosscheck many Democrats would be celebrating victory in those races. Nulli and other Republicans pretend that those schemes aren't real but they are just lying to themselves, fair minded people of both parties have to recognize that cheating is the path to success for Republicans and Republican supporters think that if they deny knowledge of it they are somehow innocent. You're not, you're complicit in stealing elections and basically committing an act of collusion with those who seek to corrupt our election process.

#1 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2018-11-08 10:57 AM | FLAG: | FUNNY: 1 | NEWSWORTHY 3

The thread is about another Fla recount and it is not because of cross check or suppression, it is because it's residents like you are retarded and can't figure out how to vote!

#9 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-09 09:32 AM | Reply

"The thread is about another Fla recount and it is not because of cross check or suppression, it is because it's residents like you are retarded and can't figure out how to vote!"

Do you really think you are interesting enough to deserve a real response? Laughable.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-09 09:37 AM | Reply

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It's a simple point. Democrats are concentrated in large urban counties. Almost everywhere in the country, these counties take longer to count the vote than more sparsely populated exurban and rural areas. That's hardly surprising. It's not new. We're seeing it in Arizona and Florida. In fact, we're seeing it across the country. It's just that those are states with Senate and governors races that remain undecided. If you stop counting the votes before the blue regions are down counting, that obviously helps the Republican candidates quite a lot. That's exactly what Rick Scott is trying to do as of last night, just much more openly and brazenly than even Republican candidates have done in the past.

The red regions (mainly) are done counting. But as we count the votes in the blue regions, I'm falling behind! He's now saying the voting has to stop now because of "rampant fraud" for which there is not the slightest hint of evidence.

Given where the remaining vote is, it's quite clear that simply counting the votes – not recounting, reanalyzing or litigating anything – will lead to Scott losing. So he's using his police powers as governor to do everything in his power to stop the counting now.

Josh Marshall

Now Trump is trying to claim that counting all the votes in Broward county is somehow a scandal and fraud perpetrated by Democrats. Votes are not 'turning up' out of thin air, legally cast ballots are simply being verified (absentee and mail-in - it's reported all early votes have been tabulated) and counted. Yet again the President and other Republicans are trying to claim illegal acts to which there is currently no actual evidence or alleged actions to corroborate such scurrilous and opinion-altering claims.

#11 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-11-09 10:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Gillum should never have conceded when he did. Rookie mistake.

#12 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-09 10:22 AM | Reply

"Gillum should never have conceded"

Legally, it has no bearing.

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-11-09 10:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#13 Thankfully so, but I still think he jumped the gun.

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-09 10:26 AM | Reply

The fact that Donald Trump is commenting on the Nelson/Scott race indicates that Republicans are becoming frightened that the Republican is going to end up losing.
It would fantastic if that happened, if for no other reason, it would totally piss off Orange Hitler.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-09 10:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"#13 Thankfully so, but I still think he jumped the gun."

I'm pretty sure he would agree with you on that.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-09 10:30 AM | Reply

Gillum, even if he believed there was still a chance, was trying to avoid the uppity negro label, taking the high road rather than having any recount efforts branding him as sore loser. It's a shame he still has to make calculations like that in this day and age.

#17 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-11-09 10:34 AM | Reply

#17

Concessions are little more than courtesies by candidates expressing a spirit of comity after often heated elections. Until election vote tabulations are official, nothing of substance is established by concession speeches or phone calls.

It's hard to believe any sentient person thinks a polite courtesy has any legal or moral bearing upon the eventual official final tabulation of votes.

#18 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-11-09 11:26 AM | Reply

#18*

It's hard to believe any sentient person thinks a polite courtesy has any legal or moral bearing upon the eventual official final tabulation of votes.

To the point of stating or demanding that the one conceding no longer has the right of wanting all the votes to be counted (or abdicates that right - in reality it's the voters' rights for their votes to be accurately counted, not just the candidate's) and acknowledgment that the ultimate final vote count is the only determinant of who actually won and who actually lost.

#19 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-11-09 11:35 AM | Reply

Liberals breaking the law and cheating again

poor Bernie

#20 | Posted by Maverick at 2018-11-09 11:51 AM | Reply

"Liberals breaking the law..." - #20 | Posted by Maverick at 2018-11-09 11:51 AM

Please cite the exact law (or laws) being broken.

Local, state or federal law.

Or is this just something you made up?

#21 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-09 12:03 PM | Reply

"The thread is about another Fla recount and it is not because of cross check or suppression, it is because it's residents like you are retarded and can't figure out how to vote!"
Do you really think you are interesting enough to deserve a real response? Laughable.

#10 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2018-11-09 09:37 AM | FLAG:

What has always been laughable is your constant complaining that Republicans make it impossable for Dems to vote. Every election that you lose you use the same excuse. Yet I have never and I say never heard one person say they could not vote. I have never heard or read where someone went to vote and they were turned away for a legitimate reason. I was out of town last week, my town hall is open one evening a week until 6. I walked in at 5:55, asked for an absentee ballot, filled it in and handed it back. Boy it was tough! And if I didn't do that I could have had them mail it to me, but I'm sure the stamp would have been a problem for Dem voters so they would not have been able to return it.

#22 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-09 12:21 PM | Reply

#20

Seriously?

Much of the GOP ire has been directed at Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes -- a former school principal who was appointed to her position by Republican Jeb Bush.
You are a special kind of ignorant fool, the kind who believes partisan talking points without bothering to look into the actual truth of the matter.

#23 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-11-09 12:27 PM | Reply

Yet I have never and I say never heard one person say they could not vote.

#22 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-09 12:21 PM | Reply

You live in a white neighborhood?

#24 | Posted by Zed at 2018-11-09 12:33 PM | Reply

Yet I have never and I say never heard one person say they could not vote.

#22 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-09 12:21 PM | Reply

After this year, anyone who says voter suppression isn't real is lying.

#25 | Posted by Zed at 2018-11-09 12:34 PM | Reply

1. This action concerns Plaintiffs' rights to access public records, pursuant to Article I, Section 24 of the Florida Constitution, and Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes (the "Public Records Act").

Plaintiffs seek (i) an immediate, emergency hearing of this matter pursuant to section 119.11, Florida Statutes; (ii) an Order from this Court declaring Defendants to be in breach of their constitutional and statutory duties to permit access to public records; and (iii) an Order from this Court compelling Defendants to provide Plaintiffs with access to those records.

Plaintiffs have a constitutional right to access public records. Article I, Section 24 of the Florida Constitution provides:


Every person has the right to inspect or copy any public record made or received in connection with the official business of any public body, officer, or employee of the state, or persons acting on their behalf, except with respect to records exempted pursuant to this section or specifically made confidential by this Constitution. This section specifically includes the legislative, executive,

#26 | Posted by Maverick at 2018-11-09 02:21 PM | Reply

Yet I have never and I say never heard one person say they could not vote.
#22 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-09 12:21 PM | Reply
You live in a white neighborhood?

#24 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2018-11-09 12:33 PM | FLAG:

Yet I have never and I say never heard one person say they could not vote.
#22 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-09 12:21 PM | Reply
After this year, anyone who says voter suppression isn't real is lying.

#25 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2018-11-09 12:34 PM | FLAG:

Keep saying it but don't show me someone that it actually happened to or tell me they could not vote absentee. If you can't vote in this day and age you have bigger problems.

#27 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-09 04:06 PM | Reply

The GOP is sweating up a storm in Florida. LOL. You reap what you sow.

#28 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-11-09 04:09 PM | Reply

Keep saying it but don't show me someone that it actually happened to or tell me they could not vote absentee. If you can't vote in this day and age you have bigger problems.

#27 | Posted by fishpaw

If you can't see that repubs are trying to prevent dems from voting, you have big problems between your ears.

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-11-09 04:18 PM | Reply

"If you can't see that repubs are trying to prevent dems from voting, you have big problems between your ears."

It's not between his ears that's the problem, fishpaw isn't sniper. The problem is with his conscience. He know, he just doesn't GAF and pretends otherwise because he believes his side is reaping the rewards and it's all worth it.

#30 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-11-10 10:58 AM | Reply

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