A few ballots could go a long way in Florida, where the races for both governor and Senate are fast approaching recount territory.
“Republicans, confident both Nelson and Gillum will lose, have grown clearly annoyed with the process.
“It would be one thing if it were 3,000 or 5,000 votes — but 20,000? Come on,” said a Republican official in Florida. “This is a waste of time and it is because they can’t come to grips with the fact that they lost.”
But Democrats got a boost on Thursday when late-added votes flipped the leader in the race for Florida agriculture commissioner.
Nikki Fried, the Democratic candidate, has taken a small lead over state Rep. Matt Caldwell, the Republican candidate. Caldwell, a close ally of Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, appeared to be victorious on election night.
However, as the vote continued to trickle in, Caldwell’s lead shrunk, and two days after the election, Fried has nosed ahead by just over 500 votes.
This race, like the gubernatorial and Senate races, is certainly headed to a recount.”
“Over 100 provisional ballots were rejected in Miami-Dade County on Thursday after election officials said that those people showed up to vote a second time in the same election, according to a local media reporter.
The news comes as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) claimed earlier in the day that the Democrats and Florida election officials with questionable records were trying to “steal” the election in Broward County, which is just north of Miami-Dade County.”
Miami-Dade County is one of the bluest counties in the state of Florida, as nearly two-thirds of the county voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
“Stream of aggressive red stamping at Miami-Dade canvassing board as panel rejects provisional ballots from 108 people who showed up to vote a second time in the same election,” Miami Herald reporter Doug Hanks said