This has been a very contentious mid-term election. The integrity of the election in many locations is coming under scrutiny as irregularities have taken place, calling into question the voting process, the safeguarding, discovery and re-creation of ballots, incompetence of officials, court challenges, the potential stealing of elections, and more.
Joining Jim to look at this was Mat Staver. Mat is the founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.
There were clear winners in the mid-term Florida election by tens of thousands of votes, particularly in the race of Rick Scott vs. Bill Nelson in the state senate and between Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum for governor.
The problem is that votes just kept coming in, they kept counting them, and they came in from places not seen before. This occurred from 2 counties, Broward County in the Fort Lauderdale area, as well as Palm Beach County. Both are heavily Democrat counties.
The supervisor of elections in Broward County, Brenda Snipes, was under scrutiny in 2016. Mat noted a recent court case where she was sued and the judge ruled that she violated both state and federal law, While the case was under litigation, ballots were supposed to be preserved for 22 months and she allegedly destroyed them.
Interestingly, 3 weeks prior to the mid-term election, a devastating hurricane wiped out portions of the northern Florida Panhandle. Those areas that were decimated managed to get their votes counted on time, yet Broward County and Palm Beach County, counties that went untouched, still don’t have their votes. In fact, Palm Beach County has said they won’t make the deadline issued by the court for this Thursday.
Because these two counties closed the margin after the fact (where a 72,000 vote margin in the governor’s race shrank to 34,000 and 51,000 shrank to 13,000 in the senate race) the entire state is required to run all votes back through the machine. This must be done by this Thursday. That’s the first level of recount.
If these two counties fail to get their recount finished by this Thursday, what they reported last week (Saturday) will be what they have to deal with. At that point it has to be determined if the vote margin is less than one-quarter of one percent. If it is after the recount, then a statewide hand recount is in order.
How do military and provisional ballots factor in to the recount? Did provisional ballots get segregated properly from the valid, counted ballots? Is there incompetence going on here or is it blatant and willful fraud? You decide when you review this vital Crosstalk broadcast.