Discussion in 'Φ Qanon & Politics' started by Rose, Sep 17, 2018.
McSally Concedes to Sinema
Click for full article
TALLAHASSEE — A day after Florida's election left top state races too close to call, a Democratic party leader directed staffers and volunteers to share altered election forms with voters to fix signature problems on absentee ballots after the state's deadline.
The altered forms surfaced in Broward, Santa Rosa, Citrus and Okaloosa counties and were reported to federal prosecutors to review for possible election fraud as Florida counties complete a required recount in three top races.
But an email obtained by the USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida shows that Florida Democrats were organizing a broader statewide effort beyond those counties to give voters the altered forms to fix improper absentee ballots after the Nov. 5 deadline. Democratic party leaders provided staffers with copies of a form, known as a "cure affidavit," that had been modified to include an inaccurate Nov. 8 deadline.
Jake Sanders, a Democratic campaign consultant based in Treasure Coast who saw the email, told the USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida that he warned party staffers about the legality of the email, but was ignored...
...One Palm Beach Democratic activist said in an interview the idea was to have voters fix and submit as many absentee ballots as possible with the altered forms in hopes of later including them in vote totals if a judge ruled such ballots were allowed.
Click for Broward Results Article
The original results released Saturday in the Senate race showed Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson with 471,334 votes, compared to Republican Gov. Rick Scott's 211,119. After the recount the candidates lost votes — Nelson had 469,949 votes and Scott had 210,513 votes.
Both counts gave Nelson about 69 percent of the vote, marking no real change for the senator who hopes to overcome Scott's statewide lead of about 12,500 votes.
The vote totals dropped Thursday because Broward continues to review a couple of thousand ballots that were damaged and had to be copied. They will be reviewed and reported later by the county's canvassing board.
In the governor's race, Democrat Andrew Gillum had 481,677 votes, compared to Ron DeSantis’ 221,873 votes, according to Saturday's results. After the recount finished Thursday, Gillum had 480,304 votes and DeSantis had 221,252.
Again, very little change in the totals for the candidates.
If I am understanding correctly...
Scott's win will bring the total to 52 - 47 in Senate.
One seat is still undecided.