Scott-Nelson Senate Race Could Require Recount

10 November, 2018, 01:30 | Author: Myra Gill
  • MSNBC screengrab showing governor's race'results

Among other things, the infamous punch-card ballots are no longer. Bill Nelson will likely not change the results but that Scott should still speak out on the matter so the Democrats can not control the narrative.

The Nelson campaign suggested it could have been the result of a faulty ballot scanner or scanners.

The canvassing boards, which typically consist of the supervisor of elections, a county judge and a county commission member, review the ballots to see if the signature matches the one on file when the voter first registered, and to determine if the voter didn't already vote.

In a tweet sent late Thursday, Gillum argued that there are no partisan motives in recounting votes following the midterm elections, as the state moves toward a recount in the gubernatorial, Senate and agriculture commissioner races. Bill Nelson has begun preparing for a potential recount in a race still too close to call against Scott, who is leaving the governor's seat because of term limits. That's 0.44 percent of the vote total, well below the 0.50 percent difference threshold, now 41,048 votes, triggering a mandatory machine recount of the governor's election. Under state law, a recount is triggered when the margin is 0.5 percent or less. "All of the sudden they are finding votes out of nowhere", he said. They are expected to look at more than 1,000 ballots.

"Broward election supervisors ongoing violation of #Florida law requiring timely reporting isn't just annoying incompetence". "How hard is it to count what came in the last few days?" he said.

Elias said that he was "pretty confident" this resulted from a calibration or scanning issue that didn't read markings on this particular part of the ballot. This is not a third world dictatorship.

Isbell said a variety of factors that increasingly favor Republicans in Florida became clear Tuesday, chiefly the "consolidation of the conservative and white vote in Florida that started in 2016 and continued Tuesday".

"It would be one thing if it were 3,000 or 5,000 votes - but 20,000?"

The Broward County Canvassing Board was to meet in the early afternoon, and about 30 Republican protesters had gathered outside by midday.


"Don't steal our election!" they shouted in chants alternated with songs including "The Star Spangled Banner" and reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Other Democrats winners also announced include Al Lawson, Stephanie Murphy, Darren Soto, Charlie Christ, Alcee Hastings, Ted Deutch and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Another potentially significant Broward-based mystery is what explains a discrepancy in the number of votes cast in the governor's race and the Senate race. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, meanwhile, conceded Florida's governor race to Republican Ron DeSantis, because he was trailing the congressman by an even larger margin.

"Every Floridian should be concerned there may be rampant fraud happening in Palm Beach and Broward Counties".

At the time, both counties used punch card ballots - voters poked out chads, leaving tiny holes in their ballots representing their candidates. She also did not know how many provisional, military and mismarked ballots need to be counted.

Some of the counties said they would make final determinations on these ballots on Friday. On the right were five lines - four minor party candidates and a space for a write-in.

The center of Democratic voting concerns are in Broward County, the second most populous county in Florida, where lawyers believe there is an issue with how voters were calculated for Nelson.

If it's November in the Sunshine State, it must be time for a recount ... or two.

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