You Can’t Make This Up

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For anyone doubting that God has a superb sense of humor, I give you Broward County:


Two main, and surprising, discoveries were made when today’s recount totals came in. First, in the three races being recalculated, as mandated by state law — US Senate, Florida Gubernatorial, and Florida Agriculture Commissioner — the totals came in nearly 2,000 votes fewer than the previous tally. Secondly, there was a significant gulf between the candidates. The drop in figures for each race is here:

U.S. Senatorial
Rick Scott: -606 votes
Bill Nelson: -1,385 votes

Florida Gubernatorial
Ron DeSantis: -621 votes
Andrew Gillum: -1,373 votes

Florida AG Commissioner
Matt Caldwell: -616 votes
Nikki Fried: -1,381 votes

The governor’s race would see little change, as DeSantis held a cushion of approximately 0.5%. For the US Senate Rick Scott leads currently by nearly 12,500 votes. The AGC race is of particular note, however, as the candidates are separated by only a few thousand votes, much of which are being contested.

But then something happened. Given that the three races were seeing net gains for the GOP candidates an announcement was made that suddenly the recount totals were not being recognized by Tallahassee. The reports were that the submission was not made in time and, as required by state election law, the prior totals would stand as official.

So how did this happen? Well, despite news reports that Broward Elections had finished well ahead of the deadline, the announcement came down that Broward had submitted their totals to Tallahassee too late — TWO MINUTES after the 3:00 pm deadline.

Go here to read the rest.  Ron DeSantis is now Florida Governor Elect since no hand recount is mandated under Florida law due to his margin of victory.  His opponent Andrew Gillum is still refusing to re-concede, hoping against hope that the Democrats can still somehow manufacture count enough votes to overcome the gap.  Bill Nelson, a man who was first elected to Congress when I was a Junior in College four decades ago, still hopes that the manual recount can allow him serve in Washington at least until he is 82, although I think the gap between him and Scott is likely too large for even the good old fashioned Democrat margin of fraud to help him.  After all, you can only find so many ballot boxes in trunks of cars until the whole thing seems a wee bit suspicious.

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  1. In one of St. Paul’s letters to the Hebrews he spoke of a City to come. It will not be in Broward county.

    Let us strive for Paul’s lasting City.

    Others are settling for much less.

  2. Too bad there’s no Republican DA, state or federal, or AG ambitious enough to initiate a RICO case against the Democrat Party. Because this undermines our system of government far more than any 4 o’clock in the morning twitter rant from Trump.

  3. Ernst, That would be racist.

    The truth is stranger than fiction.

    Again, we are witnessing the Left’s rejection of democracy/elections when they ineffectively cheat in the byzantine voting.

    America is approaching Peak Stupid.

  4. The Republican Party held the governorship and both houses of the legislature for 20 years. What did they do to repair elections administration in Florida? (And I don’t mean ‘what did they do to noodle around with it’. What did they do to actually improve it?)

  5. They didn’t do a d@mn thing, because Florida has already surpassed peak stupid and trying to do something would have meant being called racist by Democrats.

  6. Apparently, someone DOES have shame:
    The Florida Department of State last week asked federal prosecutors to investigate dates that were changed on official state election documents, the first voting “irregularities” it has flagged in the wake of the 2018 elections.

    The concerns, which the department says can be tied to the Florida Democratic Party, center around date changes on forms used to fix vote-by-mail ballots sent with incorrect or missing information. Known as “cure affidavits,” those documents used to fix mail ballots were due no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 5 — the day before the election. But affidavits released on Tuesday by the DOS show that documents from four different counties said the ballots could be returned by 5 p.m. on Thursday, which is not accurate.

    Audio of a Florida Democratic Party caller leaving a voicemail message asking a Palm Beach County voter to fix their vote by mail ballot after Election Day, which is not allowed, was also sent to POLITICO separately. It was not part of the information turned over to federal prosecutors.

  7. trying to do something would have meant being called racist by Democrats.

    They’ll call you ‘racist’ if you breathe in and out. Time to stop caring about that.

  8. Broward County is really a nice place to visit. I love the beach at Fort Lauderdale. However, their politics are mind-numblingly stupid. Well, then again, Pittsburgh hasn’t elected a Republican to anything since 1928.

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