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The recent election in Florida has been under a tight scope after the Republican’s lead shrunk in the days after, which will lead to a recount.

Any margin under .5 leads to an automatic recount in the state. Scott was leading incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson by only 12,500 votes, and DeSantis was ahead of Gillum by almost 34,000.    – The Washington Post

Although many mail in ballots and others are still unaccounted for, this isn’t the first time Florida has had drama surrounding the election. In 2000 during the presidential election, Republican George Bush and Democrat Al Gore were in tight standing in the crucial swing state of Florida. The outcome, which eventually led the the election of Bush, was unknown for about a month after election day due to votes still being accounted for.

On Tuesday, President Trump called on the Democratic senator to concede and admit defeat. He then implied, without evidence, that the officials in two pivotal counties were trying to steal the election.

“When will Bill Nelson concede in Florida?” Trump said in a morning tweet. “The characters running Broward and Palm Beach voting will not be able to ‘find’ enough votes, too much spotlight on them now!”  – Time.com 

Also, Nelson and a democratic committee have filed two more lawsuits asking a federal judge to extend looming deadlines for hand and machine recounts, if approved.

“It’s just plain wrong. It’s un-American.” Schumer said. “If he really wants an honest and fair election, President Trump will stop bullying, harassing and lying about the vote in Florida, and let the election proceed without the heavy hand of the president tipping the scale of justice.” 

Once the recount is completed, and the differences in either of the races is less than .25 percentage points then a hand recount is ordered which will extend this already long process.

However, it’s important to make sure all votes are accounted for and everyone has their voice heard, since the senators wont be sworn in until Early January.

In Palm Beach, the 11-year old ballot machines aren’t fast enough to complete the recount by Thursdays deadline, which could mean many votes will be unaccounted for and the results presented on Saturday will stand.  Their doing the Senate race first and then the governor’s.

If any in this country still cares about “democracy” then they know that Florida, and any other state, needs ample time to properly count and make sure they have the correct voting numbers.

Politicians from the Democratic Candidate for Governor Andrew Gillum to Republican President Trump have spoken on the vote results in Florida.  Each of them took very different tones.

“I still trust the voters….  In the long run good always wins out… get your education and bring it home. It’s not about me its’about all of us….we can get further together than by ourselves.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/watch-andrew-gillums-full-concession-speech/2018/11/07/c0598328-e254-11e8-ba30-a7ded04d8fac_video.html

 

The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged. An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!  @realDonaldTrump

 

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