Donald Trump has been gnawing away at the pillars of U.S. democracy since he began his 2016 presidential campaign. One of his favorite targets to attack is the voting process, but Americans have been resisting his attempts to undermine their belief in each vote counting. Now, Trump has decided to try to take the legs out from under Florida’s senatorial race.
In a morning tweet, Trump impatiently asked when Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) would give up. By saying that, POTUS implied that the Florida Senate race was over. The commander-in-chief tweeted:
‘When will Bill Nelson concede in Florida? The characters running Broward and Palm Beach voting will not be able to “find” enough votes, too much spotlight on them now!’
States have set mechanisms for the voting process. All Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) has been doing is asking that Florida count absentee ballots from people who are serving the country abroad in the military. Of all people, theirs should be respected. Nelson just wants to make certain the state counts eligible voters’ ballots.
Yet, POTUS hinted broadly that Nelson was trying to “find” enough votes to win. In other words, he accused Nelson of cheating. That was ironic, given that the other Senate candidate and Florida governor charged with overseeing the election, Rick Scott, oversaw the largest Medicaid fraud in American history.
Nelson called for Scott to recuse himself from the recount process, according to NBC News. He said:
‘(It’s) obvious that Scott cannot oversee this process in a fair and impartial way,” Nelson said in a two-minute video released by his campaign. And, thus, he should remove himself from any role in the recount process so the people can have confidence in the integrity of the election. Given his efforts to undermine the votes of Floridians, this is the only way that we can ensure that the people’s votes are protected.’
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