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FLORIDA RECOUNT: Republican DeSantis Wins Governor Race

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 5:49pm 11/15/2018 at 5:49pm
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More than a week after the election and we finally have a winner in Florida’s Governor race — Republican Ron DeSantis was declared the winner by enough of a margin to stave off a hand recount.

The results won’t be certified until next week, which is a little concerning given the ...

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Florida: Broward County Hits Deadline, Palm Beach County Misses Due to Faulty Machines

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4:56pm 11/15/2018 at 4:56pm
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The Florida recount drama continues as Palm County Beach missed the 3PM ET deadline due to faulty machines. Broward County managed to make the deadline at the last minute.

Florida has posted the results. It looks like Republican Ron DeSantis will win over Democrat Andrew Gillum, who refuses to concede.

The race between...

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Judge Gives Voters in Florida Until Saturday to Verify Ballots

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12:16pm 11/15/2018 at 12:16pm
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US District Judge Mark Walker ruled that people in Florida have until 5PM ET on Saturday to verify their ballots after officials rejected them due to a signature mismatch.

While it is a blow to Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott, it’s not a full win for incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson since...

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Florida Recount: ‘Bill Nelson Needs a Miracle’ to Beat Rick Scott

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:00am 11/15/2018 at 11:00am
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Marc Caputo at Politico penned a piece last night that has some harsh realities for incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson as the recount in Florida continues.

Despite all the lawsuits Nelson has filed, experts believe he will come up short to Republican Governor Rick Scott.

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Florida Recount: Palm Beach County Machines Overheat, Cause Mismatch Results

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 9:00am 11/14/2018 at 9:00am
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Why, Florida? WHY?! Just when it looked like Palm Beach County had better sailing than Broward County, news comes out that aging equipment has overheated and caused mismatched results. From The Miami Herald:

The county’s decade-old ballot-counting machines overheated and gave incorrect totals, forcing the county to restart its recount of about...

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Broward County’s Embattled Supervisor of Elections Says She Might Step Down

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00pm 11/13/2018 at 7:00pm
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During a press conference Tuesday, Brenda Snipes, Broward County’s embattled Supervisor of Elections, indicated she might step down.

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Florida Recount: Judge Extends Deadline for Palm Beach County to November 20

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 5:00pm 11/13/2018 at 5:00pm

A judge has extended the recount in Palm Beach County to November 20. The original deadline was this Thursday. From The Palm Beach Post:

The order would include extending the recounting of votes in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott, the governor’s race between Republican Ron...

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Florida Races: Manual Recount May Happen as Nelson Demands Scott Recuse Himself

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 2:00pm 11/13/2018 at 2:00pm
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I detailed yesterday how the recount in the Florida senate and governor races have become messy, especially in Broward County.

Now it looks like election officials may have to recount votes by hand instead if the results are too tight.

Incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson has also demanded that his opponent Governor Rick...

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Florida Recount: Broward County Recount is a Dumpster Fire, Palm Beach Officials Decry Deadline

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 12, 2018 at 1:00pm 11/12/2018 at 1:00pm

The recount in Florida has to finish by Thursday, November 15, but officials in Palm Beach County claimed that the recount cannot possibly end by then.

It doesn’t help that President Donald Trump has demanded officials halt the...

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Insults and Accusations Fly in Florida Recount

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 8:00pm 11/11/2018 at 8:00pm
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As the mandatory recount kicks off in Florida, insults and accusations fly between Democrats and Republicans.

As of Sunday morning, Governor Rick Scott (R) leads Senator Bill Nelson (D) by 12,562 votes (by 0.15%)...

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Elizabeth Warren exploits Florida recount to advance presidential ambitions

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 10:00am 11/11/2018 at 10:00am
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Elizabeth Warren, having won reelection to the Senate easily, already is shifting into presidential campaign mode, though she is playing coy as to when she will formally announce.

Warren is trying to exploit the Florida recount, as Joe Battenfeld at The Boston Herald reports:

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Florida Democrat Lawyers Wanted Non-Citizen Votes Counted

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:00pm 11/10/2018 at 7:00pm
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Attorneys for Democrat candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) objected Saturday to the exclusion of a vote by a non-citizen.

Despite their objections, the vote was not counted, and the Nelson campaign has disavowed their own attorney, claiming that the attorney “was not authorized” to m...

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Florida Sec. of State Orders Recount for Both Senate and Governor’s Races (Update)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 3:07pm 11/10/2018 at 3:07pm
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From joy and relief to oh-em-gee. Florida’s Republican Secretary of State has been forced to order a recount of Tuesday’s election results for both the Senate and the gubernatorial races.  The recount is mandatory and automatically triggered when the vote margin is less than 0.5%, as it has become since initial...

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It’s never over

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 9, 2018 at 10:00pm 11/9/2018 at 10:00pm
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It’s never over.

During my time in private law practice, time and time again I saw cases that were lost converted into wins at the last second when the ‘winning’ attorney wasn’t paying attention.

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Florida Recount Update: Rick Scott Suing Broward County, Palm Beach County

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:00pm 11/9/2018 at 1:00pm
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The Florida elections remain a mess. The heat has turned up even more since Governor Rick Scott announced last night he and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have decided to sue Broward County and Palm Beach County.

Scott is in a tight race with incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.

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Florida Teacher Finds Provisional Ballot Box at Broward County School

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:18am 11/9/2018 at 11:18am
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Lakeisha Sorey at Miramar Elementary School in Broward County found a provisional ballot box inside a closet.

Sorey did not touch it in order to avoid tampering. She phoned state Rep. Shevrin Jones (D) and the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office.

The woman at the office told Sorey the box probably contained blank...

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Rubio Takes Broward County to Task Over Ballot Counting Delay, Opening the Door to “Steal” a Senate Seat

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:18pm 11/8/2018 at 7:18pm
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The Florida Senate race is in the midst of a recount, with a looming deadline of November 10th.

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