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Broward County’s Manual Recount is Already FUBAR, One Hour After it Begins

All those in favor of erasing the embarrassment known as Broward County from the record books say “aye”!

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The saga of the Florida electoral mess is moving into its third week now, while the rest of the nation patiently waits for the Sunshine State to get its act together.

The animosity on both sides of the aisle in Florida has been incredibly disheartening throughout the process, with a number of wild accusations being tossed about.

Throw in a few instances of lost votes turning up in the darnedest places, and we have a recipe for disaster and distrust.

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Now, as a manual hand-counting of the ballots commences, even this simplest of tasks has proven too difficult for the Broward County crew.

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Broward County on Friday began its manual recount one hour later than originally scheduled for in the state’s U.S. Senate race between incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D)-FL) and Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL).

The Miami Herald‘s Alex Harris reported Broward County’s election office, overseen by embattled Supervisor of Elections official Brenda Snipes, only began training voter counters at 7:40 a.m., though the manual recount was scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. Harris shared a photo to Twitter of the scene inside the office with vote counters sitting in pairs equipped with color-marked bins to separate votes.

Snipes has been under intense scrutiny over the course of this debacle thanks to her frank and uncaring attitude and poor body language.

This mess also represents an unfortunate trend for Broward county, whose Sheriff’s Department was the nucleus of criticism after their inexcusable lack of effort when it came to the Parkland high school shooting perpetrated by Nikolas Cruz, a young man known as a potential school shooter.  Furthermore, the officers who responded to the scene while the shooting was still occurring demonstrated extreme cowardice in their actions on that day, allowing the shooting itself to end before entering the premises to confront Cruz.

 

 

 

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Devin Nunes Says ‘Deep State’ Exists And Is ‘Much Worse Than Even I Thought It Ever Was’

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Former GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Slams Bernie Sanders; Says ‘Democratic Socialism Doesn’t Exist’

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Conservative pundit and former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain recently went after Sen. Bernie Sanders, the current top contender for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, stating that Sanders’ version of “Democratic socialism” does not exist. Sanders has had a bit of a rough week after making some rather controversial statements praising some of the “good” done by communist dictator Fidel Castro during his time in Cuba, comments he later doubled down on instead of backing away from. Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: “Bernie Sanders would have you believe that he is not like the socialists who have ruined Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba and — going back a few years — all of Eastern Europe,” Cain wrote in an opinion article in the Western Journal. “Oh sure, he agrees with many of their economic ideas, but don’t worry. He’s a democratic socialist, and that’s different.” Cain then said, “Democratic socialism doesn’t exist. That’s because it can’t exist, because socialism can’t take hold in a truly democratic system.” “In order for socialism to ‘work,’ the state has to take control of major industries like health care, energy and manufacturing,” he wrote. “It has to confiscate massive amounts of private wealth. It has to control the means of production and distribution. It has to control wages and prices. It has to monopolize things like higher education.” Sanders has been riding high off victories in New Hampshire and Nevada and has stated that he believes Democratic socialism will lead to political and economic freedom for people in every community. The Vermont senator has accused President Trump and others on the right side of the political spectrum of fear mongering concerning his socialist views and policies, particularly when it comes to the issues of healthcare, the economy, and climate change. The fact that…

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