Protestors have stood outside of the Broward County elections office for the second day in a row after the Florida secretary of state ordered a recount to determine the outcomes of three close midterm races.
There has been controversy surrounding Broward County, where there have been reports of ballots cast by noncitizens, and its supervisor of elections, Brenda Snipes. Rick Scott filed a lawsuit against the county, citing her past issues as potential evidence she could be found guilty for fraud.
Watch the protestors below:
— Ron Allen (@RonAllenNBC) November 10, 2018
The bipartisan group of protestors shows the tensions surrounding the issue, and voters are hoping to find answers from a largely uncooperative elections office.
President Donald Trump spoke out about the incident, pointing to Snipes and questioning why Scott’s margin seems to close by the hour.
“If you look at Broward County, they have had a horrible history,” Trump said before continuing:
“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.”
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
The president also claimed that the vote counts were being watched by law enforcement to prevent any fraud. The recounts are not finished and it is still uncertain if the Republicans will hold onto their wins.