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2020: Beto O’Rourke Staff Talking with Obama Allies in New Hampshire, Iowa

Members of Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke’s (D-TX) inner circle are reportedly in talks with top political operatives who assisted former President Barack Obama’s campaign in New Hampshire and Iowa, according to CNBC. CNBC, citing multiple sources with knowledge of the conversations, reports the discussions are being spearheaded by O’Rourke’s chief of staff, David Wysong. However, details of what has been discussed between O’Rourke’s camp and Obama allies in key primary states is unclear. “This is the phase for someone exploring a presidential campaign in that they’re doing everything they…

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Brenda Snipes Resigns: ‘I Have Served the Purpose I Came Here For’

Brenda Snipes submitted her resignation as the elections supervisor of Broward County, Florida. Her decision came one day after Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum offered his second concession to Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) in the Sunshine State’s gubernatorial election. “I think I have served the purpose that I came here for, which was to provide a credible election product for our voters,” said Snipes last week during a press conference. NBC’s local affiliate in South Florida reported: “[Brenda Snipes’s] office illegally destroyed 6,000 ballots in 2016 after they were counted but…

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After Recount, Democrat Gillum Concedes Florida Governor Race to Republican DeSantis

After a strenuous recount process that ended Thursday, Democrat Andrew Gillum has thrown in the towel and conceded the Florida governor’s race to Republican Ron DeSantis, making DeSantis Florida’s governor-elect. DeSantis defeated Gillum by 33,683 votes, or 0.41 percentage points. Gillum, who withdrew his Nov. 6th concession to DeSantis once the election went to an automatic recount, released an official statement on Facebook saying, “We said we would fight until the last vote is counted. We are now closing out the hand recount phase in two of the statewide races.”…

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Broward County Erases GOP Vote Gains, ‘Missed’ Recount Deadline by 2 Minutes

Florida Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis would have increased their margins of victory Thursday if Broward County did not narrowly miss the 3 p.m. deadline to submit machine recount results for the state’s midterm elections. The recount would have increased DeSantis’s lead over Democrat Andrew Gillum in the race for governor by 755 votes, while Scott’s lead could have been lifted by 779 votes. “We uploaded to the state two minutes late so the state has chosen not to use our machine recount results and they are going to use the first unofficial results…

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Judge Rules Against Extending Florida Recount Deadline

A federal judge on Thursday ruled against a request to extend the deadline for recounts in Florida’s U.S. Senate and governor midterm races, according to reports. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker rejected a request by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and fellow Democrats to give counties more time to finish recounts. “We have been the laughingstock of the world, election after election, and we chose not to fix this,” Walker said in court. Walker vented his anger at state lawmakers and Palm Beach County officials, saying they should have made sure they had…

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Report: Florida Democrats Urged Voters to Submit Absentee Ballots After Election Day Using Altered Forms

Florida Democrats urged voters to submit absentee ballots after Election Day, using an official form that had been altered to make it look like they were doing so within the legal deadline, hoping a judge would later allow the votes. That attempt to add Democratic votes, which critics say is possible election fraud, was reported Thursday morning by Ana Ceballos of the Naples Daily News, who notes the scheme has already been reported to federal prosecutors. Ceballos reported: A day after Florida’s election left top state races too close to call, a…

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Hans von Spakovsky: Brenda Snipes Is Florida’s ‘Most Incompetent Election Official’

Hans von Spakovsky, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation and manager of its Election Law Reform Initiative, told Breitbart News that Broward County’s elections supervisor Brenda Snipes is known as Florida’s “most incompetent election official,” offering his remarks in a Monday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak. Von Spakovsky said, “If you talk to election officials in Florida, they’ll tell you that Brenda Snipes is known as the most incompetent election official in the state, and she just blithely acts as if she…

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Brenda Snipes Defiant: Broward Has ‘Never’ Missed a Deadline, Downplays Past Allegations

Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is confident in the face of questions as to whether her office can count 700,000 ballots by Thursday’s deadline, telling reporters Tuesday that “there has never been a deadline we have missed.” Snipes is overseeing the county’s recount of the midterm elections’ U.S. Senate and governor’s races. WATCH: ‘We will complete the recount. There has never been a deadline we have missed’: Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes. @joanmurraycbs4 reports tonight at 5. https://t.co/fGdzpTTcdB @BrowardVotes pic.twitter.com/YLQ9n3O1Dn — CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) November 13, 2018 “We have finished…

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Donald Trump: Honest Vote Count in Florida ‘No Longer Possible’

President Donald Trump expressed skepticism about a recount in the Florida election on Monday, claiming it was impossible to conduct a fair tally. “An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected,” he wrote on Twitter. “Must go with Election Night!” The recount of the midterm election vote has already started with the deadline for results on Thursday. Trump suggested that Florida officials call the election in favor of Republican Rick Scott for Senator and Ron DeSantis for governor. “Large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere,…

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Watch: Joy Reid Suggests Racism Behind Republican Criticism of Brenda Snipes

MSNBC host Joy Reid suggested Saturday that the outpouring of Republican criticism of Broward County Board of Elections supervisor Brenda Snipes is driven by racism. On Friday, Circuit Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips ordered Snipes to transfer a tally of all votes cast to the campaign of Republican gubernatorial nominee Gov. Rick Scott by 7:00 p.m. EST — a deadline the Broward official did not meet. Naples Today reports: Snipes is the subject of lawsuits contending she has mishandled vote counting in Broward for the midterm election that ended Tuesday and blocked access for candidates who say…

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