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GOP Florida Senate Candidate Got Scared He Was Losing, Tries To Stop Votes From Being Counted

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This story really doesn’t need an introduction. The setting is the Florida Senate seat in the immediate aftermarth of the midterm elections but frankly, it could be any place, any time. It’s always the same with this Republican party.

In an incident with striking similarities to when George Bush stole the presidential election from Al Gore in 2000, Rick Scott, a Republican candidate for a Florida Senate seat, is trying to disrupt the elction by interrupting the vote counting because he fears he might be about to lose.

In addition to the unresolved race for Governor of Florida between Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis, Scott’s Senate race is still not settled because of very close results and many more complications. Scott is currently Florida’s governor but because of term limits, he was unable to seek a third term, so he entered the Senate race instead.

Just recently, Scott decided it would be a good idea to file a lawsuit against the Democratic elections supervisors in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, as well as directing the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate them. While they are trying to count the votes to see if he won the election or not. I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel a fair bit of deja vu here.

Scott alleges in his lawsuit that the ongoing vote count efforts basically represent those evil Democrats trying to steal the election. That’s right – this guy has said in a legal document that he believes people are trying to steal the election away from him, and they way they’re doing that is by counting the votes. We don’t know either.

“Every Floridian should be concerned there may be rampant fraud happening in Palm Beach and Broward Counties,” he said proudly, adding that the Counties have demonstrated “incompetence and irregularities in vote tabulations” and adding, for good measure, that “unethical liberals” are somehow trying “to steal this election from the great people of Florida”.

Of course, it goes without saying that there is not a single shred of evidence to back up a single one of these claims. Nothing whatsoever.

It’s possible that Scott is merely feeling a prolonged sense of embarrassment from the self-induced humiliation stemming from his loudly declaring victory earlier in the week, only to realise that his electoral victory was not quite as secure as he thought. He might feel he has to keep up the facade so that he doesn’t look totally stupid in front of his loyal supporters. Though that is a truly terrible reason to launch a lawsuit and interfere with vote counting.

More on this story as we have it.


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