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.
— 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.”
GILLUM EXPOSED: Dem Candidate 'SEVERS TIES' with Staffer after Undercover Exposé
Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate abruptly fired one of his staffers Thursday after the aide was caught on tape referring to the Sunshine State as the “cracker state” and saying the candidate was a “crazy, crazy, crazy” progressive.
Andrew Gillum “cut ties” with the campaign volunteer just hours after Project Veritas and James O’Keefe published the undercover footage on social media.
“Andrew Gillum’s campaign has cut ties with a campaign vendor and volunteer, Omar Smith, who was caught on undercover video by the conservative Project Veritas group saying that Gillum isn’t leveling with voters,” writes Politico.
The undercover video also showed Smith saying Florida was a “f***ed up a** state. A cracker state.”
“These comments don’t reflect the mayor or what our campaign is about. The campaign has no tolerance for the comments made in the video and we have severed ties,” said a Gillum campaign spokesperson.
Read the full report at Politico.
IT BEGINS: Andrew Gillum Urges Supporters to Contact ‘County Supervisors' after Midterms
Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida Andrew Gillum called on his supporters to contact County Supervisor’s Thursday; saying “every voice must be heard” in his race against the GOP’s Ron DeSantis.
“Every voice must be heard in this race! If you voted a provisional ballot, make sure your vote gets counted by contacting your County Supervisor of Elections by 5 PM TODAY,” Gillum posted on social media.
Every voice must be heard in this race! If you voted a provisional ballot, make sure your vote gets counted by contacting your County Supervisor of Elections by 5 PM TODAY. https://t.co/FCMBydAKll pic.twitter.com/3ASg5eXFH6
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) November 8, 2018
“Gillum’s campaign stoked intrigue by releasing a statement about ‘counting every vote’ — but not explicitly asking for a recount,” writes NBC News.
Gillum conceded the election to DeSantis Tuesday night after results showed the Republican leading the Democratic by 49.6% to 49.1%.