POLITICS 11/09/2018 04:39 pm ET Trump and Scott have offered no proof for claims of rampant fraud in Scott's contentious Senate race against Bill Nelson, which looks headed for a recount. By Marina Fang The election supervisor in Palm Beach County, Florida, rebuked President Donald Trump and Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Friday for claiming without evidence that there was widespread electoral fraud in Scott’s highly contentious Senate race against incumbent Bill Nelson (D), which will likely go to a recount. “It’s very unfortunate that some of the highest elected officials in our country are trying to disrupt our democracy because they don’t like the demographics of our voters,” the county’s election supervisor, Susan Bucher, told reporters, while her office counted remaining absentee and provisional ballots. “I would wish they would allow us to continue to count the ballots.” Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher reacts to … [Read more...] about Florida Election Official: Donald Trump And Rick Scott ‘Are Trying To Disrupt Our Democracy’
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott arrives at Restaurant El Arepazo 2 to hold a bill-signing ceremony on March 28 in Doral, Fla., for legislation to prohibit all state agencies from doing business with any entity that benefits the Venezuelan regime. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to travel to Washington next week to raise money for the Senate campaign he is poised to begin Monday, said three Republicans familiar with his plans. Party power brokers have been in contact in recent days to make arrangements for the Republican governor to raise money in Washington. The Republicans said Scott is expected to be in the nation’s capital on April 19. They spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe plans that had not been announced publicly. Scott is positioned to announce his widely anticipated Senate run Monday morning. “Please join me on Facebook Live, tomorrow at 10AM to hear my big announcement,” he wrote on Twitter on Sunday. Scott’s … [Read more...] about Fla. Gov. Rick Scott expected in Washington next week to raise money for widely anticipated Senate run
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is vying for a Senate seat from Florida, ripped into incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., accusing him of being a puppet of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. "Well, I think it is a clear choice," said Scott, a Republican. "Bill Nelson is going to do what Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi tell him to do. He is a puppet for them." Scott’s remarks came Friday in an interview on television’s "Fox & Friends." "My opponent is a career politician," he said. "He has never gotten anything done. He will give a nice talk. Write a nice letter -- nothing, nothing, nothing will happen." And he added: "We’re going to fix the economy. We’re going to solve problems." Scott and Nelson have been sniping at each other for months. They have attacked each other over a variety of issues, including guns, healthcare and the state’s recent environmental problems." … [Read more...] about Fla. Gov. Rick Scott: Bill Nelson is a Schumer, Pelosi Puppet
September 11, 2018 5:07 PM SHARE Florida excludes more former felons from voting than any other state because of its restrictive restoration of rights laws. McClatchy Miami Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau i By Steve Bousquet Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story TALLAHASSEE For only the third time this year, but this time under a withering national media glare, Florida sat in judgment of people who made mistakes and lost the right to vote.With a packed house of felons, families and children in the Cabinet room of the state Capitol, Tuesday’s five-hour clemency hearing drew reporters and cameras from The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and NPR, among other outlets. Typically, the hearings attract one or two members of the Tallahassee press corps.The hearing came two days after comedian John Oliver’s HBO “Last Week Tonight” devoted a 13-minute segment to the … [Read more...] about This HBO comedian ridiculed Florida’s clemency process. Rick Scott takes it seriously.
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