Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 12, 2018 / 3:51 PM GMT By Alex Seitz-Wald LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Inside, a man in a suit argued for the merits of a paper clip over staples. Outside, a man in a Hillary Clinton mask held signs arguing for the former Democratic presidential nominee to be sent to prison along with local election officials. Florida's statewide recounts got underway Sunday morning with lawsuits, protests, and some high-stakes paper jams as both parties dug in for a prolonged legal battle over critical Senate and gubernatorial races in one of the largest states in the country. "The whole world is watching this," Judge Betsy Benson said inside the Broward County Election offices, which has been newly fortified by layers of police and private security forces to protect vote-counters from protests raging outside. Almost two decades after hanging chads and … [Read more...] about Step right up: The recount circus has come back to Florida
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POLITICS 11/12/2018 09:12 am ET Updated 5 minutes ago "Must go with Election Night!” the president tweeted in support of candidates Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis. By Hayley Miller President Donald Trump on Monday called on Florida election officials to buck the state’s recount procedures and declare candidates he endorsed in the state’s Senate and gubernatorial races as the winners. Recounts for three statewide races in Florida ― Senate, governor and agriculture commissioner ― began on Saturday after midterm election tallies were too close to call. But Trump on Monday tweeted that victories should be declared for the two candidates he supported: Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) in the Senate race and former Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) for governor. “The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged,” Trump … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Calls For End To Florida Recounts, Flouting Democratic Process
David Nakamura, The Washington Post Published 5:35 pm PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 PARIS - President Trump's verbal assaults against black reporters, candidates and lawmakers has renewed criticism that the president employs insults rooted in racist tropes aimed at making his African-American targets appear unintelligent, untrustworthy and unqualified. Over the past several days, including before he left Washington for an Armistice Day ceremony here this weekend, Trump has launched personal attacks against a trio of black female journalists. He accused one of asking "a lot of stupid questions." He demanded another "sit down" at a news conference and followed up later by calling her a "loser." He lambasted a third for asking, in his view, a "racist question." Trump recently called Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, D, a gubernatorial candidate in Florida, a "thief," and declared that Stacey Abrams, the former minority leader of the state Senate in Georgia and the … [Read more...] about Trump’s insults toward black reporters, candidates echo ‘historic playbooks,’ critics say
Michael Kranish, The Washington Post Published 11:12 am PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 Brad Parscale visits Trump Tower in New York in November 2016. Brad Parscale visits Trump Tower in New York in November 2016. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Brad Parscale visits Trump Tower in New York in November 2016. Brad Parscale visits Trump Tower in New York in November 2016. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford How Brad Parscale shapes President Trump's combative politics 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON - Brad Parscale was riding on Air Force One a week before the midterm elections when his boss, President Donald … [Read more...] about How Brad Parscale shapes President Trump’s combative politics
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByMatt Flegenheimer Nov. 9, 2018 They were the states that broke Democratic hearts the last time — and the ones where any political comeback would have to begin. So how did the Democrats do on Tuesday in 2016 Trump country? They won. They also lost. And both experiences are instructive for the party’s future. This year, The New York Times focused on seven states where Democrats hoped to dig out after losses two years ago. Some were traditionally blue areas, like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Some were clear reaches, like Texas and Tennessee. Read the start of the series here. Here’s a look at how the party fared: Pennsylvania Rebuilding the “blue wall” that President Trump breached was always going to start here. Read the story: Trump Won Pennsylvania. Democrats Want the State (and His … [Read more...] about How Did the Democrats Do on Tuesday in 2016 Trump Country?