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Trump claims ‘forged ballots’ have ‘infected’ Florida recounts of governor & Senate votes

Recounts to decide Florida’s next governor and senator have been tainted by foul play, Donald Trump has claimed, sparking accusations that the president is undermining the democratic process by pushing conspiracies. Ascending once again to his presidential Twitter pulpit, Donald Trump wrote on Monday that the Florida recounts were a sham and that the elections should be called in favor ...

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Bomb squad responding to suspicious package at Fort Lauderdale airport, Florida

Published time: 12 Nov, 2018 01:42 Edited time: 12 Nov, 2018 01:55 Broward County Sheriff’s deputies and a bomb squad are responding to reports of a suspicious package at the Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida. Roadways into the airport have been closed. Passengers tweeting from inside the airport say the place has been placed on lockdown. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s ...

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Florida orders recount of neck-and-neck Senate & governor races

Florida is officially holding a recount of votes in its Senate and governor races, where Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis have led over their Democratic rivals, Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum, both by a small margin. With the results of both races falling within the margin of triggering a recount, Florida secretary of state Ken Detzner ordered just that ...

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Florida midterm mayhem: County supervisor refusing to submit ballots despite court order

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has accused the Palm Beach County supervisor of ignoring a court order compelling her to hand over all questionable ballots to the canvassing board by Saturday – a task she said is “physically impossible.” Scott, the outgoing governor, is vying for a Senate seat and holds a shaky advantage of fewer than 15,000 votes over Democrat ...

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Florida judge orders voter records inspection, siding with Republicans as recount looms

A Florida judge ruled the Broward County elections supervisor must allow inspection of voter records in response to a lawsuit from outgoing Governor Rick Scott, whose Senate victory is now in jeopardy thanks to late-counted votes. Judge Carol-Lisa Phillip ruled that Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes must allow the records to be inspected before 7 pm local time on Friday ...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott sues 2 Democratic strongholds over election 'theft' as recount looms

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican candidate for Senate, has filed lawsuits against Broward County and Palm Beach County election supervisors, accusing them of trying to rob him of election victory with heaps of new ballots. Scott’s advantage over his Democratic opponent, Bill Nelson, has dwindled to just over 15,000 votes as of Thursday evening, a far cry from a ...

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An 8-ft-long lizard terrorized a Florida neighborhood for 3 months (PHOTOS)

A 150-pound lizard named Bamboo kept an entire neighborhood in the Miami area in a state of fear after it broke loose this August. The Asian monitor, capable of knocking its prey unconscious, was finally captured on Tuesday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission had been hunting the massive lizard since August when it was first spotted lurking into ...

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1.4mn former felons will vote again in Florida

The passing of Florida’s Amendment 4 will restore over a million former felons’ right to vote in future elections. While activists are claiming victory, others are left with serious concerns that the changes are too forgiving. Alongside voting politicians in and out of office, Wednesday’s midterms include a number of direct amendments to state law. In Florida, one controversial amendment ...

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MSNBC declares Dem victory in Florida governor election… day before voting begins

MSNBC can now boast of being the first news outlet to break results from Tuesday’s midterm elections – hours before voting began. The network said it “misfired” after airing a fake vote tally from Florida’s gubernatorial race. Viewers watching MSNBC’s election coverage on the eve of nationwide midterms were likely puzzled to learn that Democrat Andrew Gillum had already been ...

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Gunman kills 2, wounds 6 at yoga studio in Florida, suspect dead

Two people have been killed in a shooting spree that broke out at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida. The gunman also injured several more people before killing himself. Officers responded to an emergency call on Friday evening, arriving at the Hot Yoga Tallahassee studio. Multiple people suffering from gunshot wounds were found when the police arrived. Six injured victims ...

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