Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer disregarded the official vote count in Florida Wednesday; flat-out saying he “believes” Sen. Bill Nelson defeated Republican Rick Scott despite being down in the official count.
Schumer was speaking with reporters when he was asked to comment on the recount taking place in the Sunshine State; baselessly claiming Nelson “won a majority of the votes.”
“Bill Nelson is strong as could be. He believes, I believe, he’s won a majority of the votes and as long as they’re counted, he will continue being senator from Florida. President Trump and Governor Scott have just lied,” Schumer said.
Watch Schumer’s liberal-logic above.
DEMOCRAT DO-OVER? Liberal Senator Urges Activists to ‘Get Down to Florida’ if There’s No Recount
Democrat Senator Chris Murphy urged liberal activists across the country to “adjust their schedules” and “get down to Florida” if Republicans “stop all ballots from being counted.”
Murphy posted his comments on social media after state officials weighed a manual recount after Republican Rick Scott held a slight lead over Democrat Bill Nelson.
“Republicans will try to use the courts to shut down a full recount. Just get ready for this – adjust your schedules bc we may all have to get down to Florida if they try to to use the courts to stop all ballots from being counted,” tweeted the left-wing lawmaker.
Republicans will try to use the courts to shut down a full recount. Just get ready for this – adjust your schedules bc we may all have to get down to Florida if they try to to use the courts to stop all ballots from being counted. https://t.co/VSDSDfnEjE
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) November 8, 2018
The move echoes similar comments from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, who demanded that “every vote” be counted and urged supporters to contact their local County Supervisors.
MIDTERM MADNESS: Trump Says Federal Government May Get Involved in Florida Recount
President Trump addressed the ongoing election issues plaguing south Florida Friday morning; saying Broward County has a “horrible history” and officials are suddenly “finding votes out of nowhere.”
The Commander-in-Chief was speaking with reporters on the White House lawn when he was asked to comment on allegations of widespread corruption during the midterm elections; saying “it could be.”
Pres. Trump says there "could be" a federal roll in possible Florida recounts.
Razor-thin margins of less than 0.5 percentage points currently separate the candidates in both the senatorial and gubernatorial races. https://t.co/msqT6KyQRF pic.twitter.com/mwRDY0uIBQ
— ABC News (@ABC) November 9, 2018
“Because if you look at Broward County, they have had a horrible history. And if you look at the person, in this case a woman, involved, she has had a horrible history, and all of a sudden, they’re finding votes out of nowhere and Rick Scott, who won by…a comfortable margin but close every couple hours it goes down a little bit.”