This was supposed to be the election that Brenda Snipes and Broward County got right. Following their 2016 debacle, every effort should have been made to make certain this was a smooth election voting process that flew under the radar because there was nothing controversial about it.
It almost certainly would have been had the Democrats won. They didn’t, so Snipes and her team sprung to action.
Most would say such accusations were premature since the results for Governor and Agriculture Commissioner haven’t been finalized. Both races are still up for grabs despite election night victories for Republicans. In fact, Democrat Nikki Fried is suddenly now in the lead.
I’m not the only one crying foul.
Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach. Florida voted for Rick Scott!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2018
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 8, 2018
Given how close the results are in Florida and Arizona, even just a few thousand illegal votes could determine the outcome. No wonder the Democrats fight tooth and nail against any effort to maintain ballot integrity.
— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) November 9, 2018
2018 has, to put it mildly, not been a banner year for the county government of Broward County, Florida.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) November 9, 2018
Broward and Palm Beach Counties have failed in their duty to follow Florida law which requires that vote by mail and absentee ballots are accounted within 30 minutes of polls closing.
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) November 9, 2018
?FLORIDA VOTER FRAUD?
My friend @ElisaSarmento moved to Minnesota from Broward County FIVE years ago.
They sent her a Florida ballot in the mail.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) November 9, 2018
Lying? Fraud? Corruption? About as surprising as a sunrise from these scum https://t.co/x8XHRbg7iL
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) November 9, 2018
Democrats are carefully canvassing every graveyard in Florida and Arizona to make sure they didn't miss a single Democratic vote…
— ¡El Sooopèrr! ن c137 (@SooperMexican) November 9, 2018
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 9, 2018
Palm Beach County has failed to update the Department of State since 10:19 am yesterday. This is in complete violation of Florida law which requires updated reports every 45 minutes until results are completely reported.
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) November 9, 2018
Lest we forget, Dr. Snipes was already ruled against for breaking federal election laws last year. She ordered the destruction of ballots in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ 2016 primary before they were supposed to be destroyed while a lawsuit was pending on the race.
Governor Rick Scott, who won the Senate seat this election, has filed a lawsuit against top Florida election officials.
GOP Senate candidate Rick Scott files bombshell lawsuits accusing Dem Florida election officials of trying to ‘steal the election’
In their lawsuit against Broward County, Scott and the National Republican Senatorial Committeee (NRSC) allege that officials there are hiding critical information about the number of votes cast and counted. And in a parallel suit against Palm Beach County, Scott and the NRSC charge that the election supervisor there illegally used her own judgment to determine voter intent when reviewing damaged absentee ballots, while refusing to allow witnesses to monitor the process.
“I will not stand idly by while unethical liberals try to steal an election,” Scott, who is currently Florida’s governor, said at a press conference outside the Governor’s Mansion, as he slammed potential “rampant fraud” in the race.
It looks bad enough for Snipes without more revelations coming to light that she was accused of not removing dead voters from the voter rolls.
The case exposed that Snipes’ staff had opened ballots in private in 2016 on election day.
Just last year, Snipes’ office was taken to federal court by President Trump’s administration after being accused of keeping felons, noncitizens, and dead voters on the voter rolls in Broward County and at one point having more voters on the rolls than actual voters in the district.
She isn’t making it easier on herself, either. Her answers to very simple questions about why it was taking them so long when counties like Miami-Dade were done long ago left much to be desired.
Every excuse is coming up flat. Every attempt by Democrats to throw up smokescreens is clearly partisan whining. How can every election with recounts shift towards Democrats? It’s so systematic that only a fool would think it’s a coincidence.
This is a debacle. If they’re not trying to rig the election, then they’re just incompetent. If they’re trying to rig the election, they’re corrupt. Which is it, Dr. Snipes and Broward County election officials? Are you incompetent or corrupt? Or both?