Seems Rick Scott is worried about becoming unemployed. The race for the senate is so close the law requires a recount of the ballots. Well Boward County is slowly counting all the absentee ballots and Scotts opponent, Sen. Bil Nelson, is slowly gaining in the count. This has Scott freaking out. So now he is claiming Voter Fraud Based on a rightwing conspiracy theory put forth by Macro Rubio.
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/rick-s ... -election/Florida governor Rick Scott is launching a lawsuit based on the claim first floated by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) that Democrats are trying to “steal” the state’s election.
“No ragtime group of liberal activists or lawyers from DC will be allowed to steal this election from the voters in this great state,” Scott said in a press conference where he announced his voter fraud lawsuit against Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes for the county’s slow-going absentee ballot counting.
“Every Floridian should be concerned there may be rampant fraud happening in Palm Beach and Broward counties,” the governor and Senate candidate said.
Earlier in the day, Rubio tweeted multiple times that Broward County was attempting to commit voter fraud as the county’s vote-counting efforts reached the 48-hour mark.
At one point, the junior senator from Florida suggested the county was breaking the law because it did not submit its ballots “within 30 minutes after polls close. As Daniel Sweeney of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel noted, however, unofficial returns are required to be submitted by noon of the fourth day after the election, which would be on Saturday.
Agent Orange Stain had to chime inScott's claims echo a conspiracy theory voiced earlier today by Sen. Marco Rubio.
To clarify, the recount is not some sort of liberal conspiracy, it is required by state law. And neither Scott nor any of his supporters have furnished evidence there is anything untoward about making sure every single outstanding ballot in Broward County is tabulated.
But Scott wasn't done playing the victim. He soon appeared on "Hannity", where the eponymous Fox News host took it even further and called for arresting people for holding a recount.
"I've never seen anything like this in my life," Hannity told him. "It is obviously corrupt, obviously laws were broken, obviously there are shenanigans here ... the people of Florida deserve their just vote, which they got, and you won this race hands down. And this is a disgrace, that they get to do this. Election in, election out. Somebody needs to go to jail here, if this keeps happening."
I can truthfully say when it comes to fraud Rick Scott sure knows a lot about it.Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach. Florida voted for Rick Scott! -Donald J. Trump
It would be nice to have another Dem in the senate.