Florida chaos spells trouble for 2020 presidential election

Florida chaos spells trouble for 2020 presidential election

In the governor's race, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, trailed former Republican congressman Ron DeSantis by more than 36,000 votes, or 0.45 percent.

Jackie Schutz Zeckman is campaign manager for Gov. Rick Scott, who ran against Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen.

Elias, a Democratic elections lawyer who has a good success rate with candidates caught up in statewide recounts, said he understands why Scott and his allies are so anxious, with the election night margin of 30,000 votes now cut in half.

Snipes has a history of being involved in controversial actions involving elections. And no angry mobs in suits - at least not yet.

The race between Democratic Senator Bill Nelson and Republican challenger Rick Scott, Florida's term-limited governor, was even closer: Scott leads by 17,344 votes, or 0.22%. Trump continued in a Thursday tweet shortly after Scott sat for an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity. Scott accused Nelson of bringing in an attorney to "try to steal the election and try to thwart the will of the voters of Florida". Rick Scott as the two sides prepare for a possible recount. If the margin is within 0.25%, as it stood Thursday in the Senate race, a hand recount - slower and more thorough than by machine - is ordered. "'The Broward Effect.' How come they never find Republican votes?" he wrote.

Trump said Scott "won by a comfortable margin", though he noted that "every couple of hours, it goes down a little bit". The Florida Secretary of State has not ordered a recount, and his office said that would not happen until canvassing boards return their unofficial returns on November 10. A spokeswoman for the agency said there was no active investigation. "Take a look at Broward County", he said.

"On Tuesday night, the Gillum for Governor campaign operated with the best information available about the number of outstanding ballots left to count". This is not a third world dictatorship. "We don't let people seize ballots when they think they are losing".

They also have asked a federal court to extend the deadline for counties to submit unofficial election results. "But it would also be naïve to not realize that they could be trying to overrule the will of the voters of Florida".

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"Senator Nelson hired one of Hillary Clinton's lawyers from D.C., and the first thing he did was tell reporters that he is here to win the election", Scott said Thursday night. Eventually a judge ruled that the law had been violated. Those returns are what will determine recounts in not just the Senate race, but potentially the race for governor, agriculture commissioner and a smattering of statehouse seats. While that margin, if it holds, would require a recount, DeSantis has mostly stayed out of the fray, saying he was working on plans for taking office in January. As of Thursday afternoon, DeSantis led Gillum by a percentage point of 0.47. Marco Rubio, questioned why all the activity seemed to be occurring in liberal strongholds such as Broward County and Palm Beach County where, days after polls closed, batches in undisclosed amounts seem to materialize and further trim Mr. Scott's lead.

At the time, both counties used punch card ballots - voters poked out chads, leaving tiny holes in their ballots representing their candidates.

As every vote counts, more than 1,000 votes in Lee County will not be counted.

"If this is the cause of lost votes, it is incredibly frustrating that somehow the state hasn't gotten its act together to make sure ballots are designed in a way that don't cause lost votes", he told the Sentinel. On the right were five lines - four minor party candidates and a space for a write-in.

"We can not allow over eight million votes throughout Florida to be undermined because you have someone who is either too stupid or too corrupt to do their job and report the votes on time", he said.

And like 2000, the counting process is becoming contentious.

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