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Nancy Pelosi’s Mathematics Problem: Once and Potentially Future Speaker Struggles to Reach 218 Votes

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the top House Democrat and the only declared Democrat candidate for speaker, is reportedly having issues securing a majority of 218 votes in the new Congress that will be seated next year. That is the requisite number of members she needs to publicly cast votes for her on the Floor if she wants to regain the speaker’s gavel in the next Congress now that Democrats have retaken the House majority. Pelosi, who served as speaker before Democrats lost the House to Republicans in the 2010…

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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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Soros-Tied Hillary Alumni Group Helping to Organize Volunteers for Florida Recount

Demand Justice, an organization founded by former members of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and associated with a “social welfare organization” financed by billionaire activist George Soros, is helping to organize volunteers to aid Senator Bill Nelson’s campaign with the Florida recount. Demand Justice sent out a blast email asking for “volunteers to help out in a variety of roles in the recount process, including observing at polls, data processing, and logistics organization.” The group advertised that it is seeking supporters who are either in Florida or who can travel…

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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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Soros-Funded Groups Demand Gov. Rick Scott Recuse Himself from Florida Recount

Two organizations financed by billionaire liberal activist George Soros have threatened to take Florida  Gov. Rick Scott to court if he doesn’t recuse himself from the state’s recount, which includes his own Senatorial election. “Please issue a public statement that you will recuse yourself and remove yourself from any oversight of the 2018 election immediately or we will have no choice but to seek a formal emergency remedy from the courts,” reads a letter sent to Scott by the two groups, the League of Women Voters and Common Cause. The…

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Report: Florida Elections Official Mixed Bad Ballots with Good Ones

The Florida elections official tasked with counting votes in Broward County accidentally mixed up more than a dozen invalid ballots with nearly 200 valid ballots. Broward County’s three-person canvassing board discovered Friday night that Broward County Board of Elections supervisor Brenda Snipes mixed 20 votes containing mismatched signatures in a pile of 205 provisional ballots, the Miami Herald reported. The canvassing board inspected the 205 provisional ballots Friday night after Snipes agreed to present them to the board for inspection. Broward County election staffers had set those 205 ballots aside out…

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Pro-Bernie Sanders Arizona Vote Recorder Was Attorney for Fast and Furious Gun Buyer

The Maricopa County vote recorder employing controversial vote-counting practices was the defense attorney for an accused Mexican cartel gun straw purchaser. Maricopa County recorder Adrian Fontes defended Manuel Celis-Acosta in 2011 after an arrest for involvement in the Fast and Furious government gun-running scandal. “Before he was elected in 2016 as Maricopa County recorder, Adrian Fontes was an attorney representing clients in narco-terrorism and firearms scandals,” Fox News reported. Celis-Acosta reportedly transferred thousands of guns to the Sinaloa Cartel. This included the firearm used to kill Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.…

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RNC Chair McDaniel: Election Meddling Is Happening in Florida

On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Cavuto Live,” RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel stated that Democrats have expressed concern about “election meddling and collusion,” and “it is happening right now in Florida, in two of the major Democrat counties, and Democrats are nowhere to be found.” McDaniel said, “I don’t know if it’s incompetence or if it’s intent. Because to have the Palm Beach County supervisor now defy a court order, when they said they’re in violation of the state constitution, and then not give those vote totals…

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Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Slight Lead in Arizona Due to Maricopa as Recorders Sued

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema retained a tight lead over Republican opponent Martha McSally in Arizona’s midterm election race to replace Jeff Flake in the U.S. Senate as of late Friday. Maricopa County, Arizona’s far-and-away highest volume voting county, announced it had completed counting ballots Friday. The results bumped Sinema’s slight lead to one percent. Sinema’s lead only emerged after results of additional ballots counted were released late Thursday, two days after the Tuesday midterm election.  The Arizona Secretary of State reported as of Saturday 201,912 ballots cast at polling places, 629,067…

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Maher: Florida Is ‘a Dress Rehearsal’ for Trump Not Leaving Office if He Loses in 2020

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher argued that President Trump’s involvement in the election controversy in Florida is “a dress rehearsal” for Trump refusing to leave office if he loses in 2020. Maher stated, “I don’t think he’s leaving, if — even if he loses the election in 2020, and I think what you see going on right now in Florida, there’s this recount. He’s involved. He’s already talking about it a lot. I think that’s a dress rehearsal for what we’re going to see if…

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