Protesters have gathered outside of the Broward County Board of Elections office for another day as President TrumpDonald John TrumpEx-White House counsel interviewed Whitaker about joining Trump’s legal team: report Flake slams Trump for doubting Arizona vote count: No evidence of ‘electoral corruption’ Comey talked about sensitive FBI matters on personal email: report MORE continues to fuel claims of voter fraud in the midterm elections in Florida.
The protesters could be seen in videos online holding up signs in support of Democratic and Republican candidates in the senate and gubernatorial races in the state as vote counting continues to drag on in the office.
Outside the Broward County Election Office @NBCNews @MSNBC as Vote Totals go to the capital pic.twitter.com/sNZRE6iReC
Many Republican protesters are enraged at Brenda Snipes, the county’s supervisor of elections, and claim she is corrupt following a number of tweets shared by Trump suggesting foul play in the county as Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) lead over Democratic incumbent Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonDozens of mail-in ballots sitting in Miami distribution center: report Election Countdown: Arizona Senate race still too close to call | Florida vote tally fight heats up | Trump calls for Abrams to ‘move on’ Nelson releases video: ‘Rick Scott is trying to stop all the votes from being counted’ MORE in the state’s Senate race continues to shrink.
“If you look at Broward County, they have had a horrible history,” Trump said Friday. “And if you look at the person, in this case a woman, involved, she has had a horrible history, and all of the sudden they’re finding votes out of nowhere and Rick Scott, who won, you know it was close, who won by a comfortable margin, every couple of hours it goes down by a little bit.”
Trump was referring to counting issues that have plagued Snipes’s office in the years leading up to the 2018 midterm elections.
Florida Lieutenant Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R) joined Trump in taking aim at Snipe’s this week, saying on Saturday that he finds it “unfortunate that we have seen such blatant irresponsibility from the Broward Supervisor of Elections.”
“The voters of this state expect that they should know how many ballots have been cast and for who on election night,” Lopez-Cantera said. “That is what the state statues provide. These supervisors of elections were in blatant violation of state statue.”
Florida’s Lieutenant Governor, Carlos Lopez-Cantera speaking outside of Broward County Supervisor of Elections HQ.
I asked him if he thinks the recount process in Rick Scott/Bill Nelson and DeSantis/Gillum races are corrupt.
Here was his response:
So far, three statewide races in Florida are heading for recounts after a key deadline for county election officials to submit unofficial vote tallies passed on Saturday.