‘Counting Votes Isn’t Partisan’: Gillum Fires Back After Scott Accuses ‘Unethical Liberals’ of Stealing Election

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Florida is heading for a recount as votes still trickling in from Tuesday’s election are narrowing the divide between Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson in the race for Florida’s Senate seat.

Two Florida counties, Broward and Palm Beach, are still tallying up results from Tuesday. Scott claims they needed to turn in those results earlier and that the county officials are corrupt.

“We don’t know how many more votes they’re gonna come up with but it sure appears they’re gonna find as many votes as it takes to try to win this election,” Scott told Sean Hannity on Thursday. “We won. I’m gonna be the U.S. Senator, I’m gonna fight this all the way.”

He added on Twitter that he “will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to seal this election from the people of Florida.”

Tallahassee mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum fired back, stating that there was nothing wrong with making sure every vote was counted. “Counting votes isn’t partisan — it’s democracy,” he wrote on Twitter.

According to the Washington Post, counting votes in Broward County has been an issue in multiple elections, including the 2000 presidential election. But Republicans could be especially worried about Broward since it’s a major Democratic county and the additional votes filing in could work against Scott’s favor.

Currently, the votes between Scott and Nelson are just below the 0.5 percent gap needed for an official recount. Scott called Nelson’s pursuit of a recount “sad” and “desperate,” even though it’s mandated by Florida law.

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I. Chin

“It’s not who votes that counts. It’s who counts the votes.” –attributed to Josef Stalin


Snipes should be in prison for her previous disregard for FL election laws. Lock the bitch up

I. Chin

Absolutely. At the very least she should NOT be in her current position, but the same could be said of Sheriff Scott Israel, q.v. Parkland.

Theres’ bureaucratic interta, there’s incompetence, and then there’s plain corruption.

Tammy Boggs

These folks need to grow the h$!! up and quit pitching temper tantrums like a bunch of 2 year olds to try and get their way.. Everything that doesn’t go their way isn’t about race.

David James

It’s only unethical if the demonrats are filling out ballots as we speak, in order to load the votes. Which wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

I. Chin

Breaking news from FL: 108 people who voted via provisional ballots, i.e. there were problems with their registrations, were stopped when they returned to poilling places to vote a second time.

Videos from Project Veritas show poll workers encouraging people to vote Democrat AND in Texas allowing illegals to vote.

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