Earlier today, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) took to Twitter and unleashed a series of tweets accusing a Florida county of allowing Democrats to try and “steal” votes from Republicans following the “too close to call” midterm elections in the state. In those tweets, Rubio based his allegations on the Broward County Board of Elections, who was caught in ballot-counting scandals in both 2000 and 2016.
#Broward elections department has a history of violating the law:
A court found they improperly handled votes by mail:https://t.co/NOE6qdbWly
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 8, 2018
His tweets clearly triggered former Governor Rick Scott, who ran for Senate against very popular Democrat, Bill Nelson. As of now, the election is still too close to call and could head to recounts, and Scott will no doubt do or say whatever he can to avoid that. Proving that point, tonight Scott announced a voter fraud lawsuit against Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, who he believes is taking her sweet time counting the absentee ballots.
In a press conference, Scott said:
‘No ragtime group of liberal activists or lawyers from DC will be allowed to steal this election from the voters in this great state.’
He went on to say:
‘Every Floridian should be concerned there may be rampant fraud happening in Palm Beach and Broward counties.’
As Florida’s Senate race appears to be heading for a recount, Gov. Scott announces he has filed a lawsuit, saying in a press conference, “Every Floridian should be concerned there may be rampant fraud happening in Palm Beach and Broward counties.” https://t.co/xGm7fz0uBn pic.twitter.com/purPjU91dj
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 9, 2018
Clearly, Scott is worried he will be found on the losing side of this whole thing, and the Twitterverse agrees!
A spokesman for Nelson’s campaign said that it’s clear this is “politically motivated and borne out of desperation,” and we agree!
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