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Marco Rubio: Democratic Lawyers ‘Descending on Florida’ to ‘Try and Steal’ Election


Florida Senator Marco Rubio alleged without evidence that Democratic lawyers are attempting to “steal” key statewide elections that appear headed for a recount.

The Florida gubernatorial race between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis is separated by less than 0.5 percent and the Florida Senate race between Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Bill Nelson is separated by less than 0.3 percent. Both races are within the margin to trigger an automatic recount, and more ballots from the Democratic stronghold Broward County remain to be counted.

Rubio took to Twitter to allege that Democratic lawyers like Marc Elias, who previously worked on recounts for former Senators Al Franken and Harry Reid and is currently working on the Nelson race, are trying to steal the elections. He provided no evidence.

“Now democrat lawyers are descending on #Florida. They have been very clear they aren’t here to make sure every vote is counted,” he wrote, adding that “Broward election supervisors ongoing violation of #Florida law requiring timely reporting isn’t just annoying incompetence. It has opened the door for lawyers to come here & try to steal a seat in the U.S. Senate & Florida Cabinet.”

#Broward supervisor:
– says she doesn’t know how many ballots are left to be counted; &
– Isn’t reporting hourly or regularly,but rather releasing thousands of additional votes,often in the overnight hours,that are chipping away at GOP leads

2/6 #Sayfie

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 8, 2018

Now democrat lawyers are descending on #Florida. They have been very clear they aren’t here to make sure every vote is counted.

– They are here to change the results of election; &
#Broward is where they plan to do it.#Sayfie

4/6

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 8, 2018

#Broward election supervisors ongoing violation of #Florida law requiring timely reporting isn’t just annoying incompetence. It has opened the door for lawyers to come here & try to steal a seat in the U.S. Senate & Florida Cabinet
#Sayfie

6/6

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 8, 2018

The Miami New Times noted that the Broward elections department “has never been accused (credibly, at least) of tampering with election results or illegally tipping the scales toward one candidate. There’s also zero evidence that the Democratic ‘lawyers’ Rubio references are up to anything more nefarious than normal.”

Vote totals have changed drastically from election night as the Broward County ballots come in. Broward County is more than ten times the size of Bay County, which Rubio cited in his tweet storm.

According to Fox News, DeSantis now leads Gillum by just 38,515 votes, roughly 0.47 percent. Any margin under 0.5 percent automatically triggers a machine recount, unless the candidate formally declines. Gillum conceded the race on election night but now says he’s “looking forward to seeing every vote counted.”

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