Lawsuit accuses Dem Florida election officials of trying to ‘steal the election’.
Accusing Democrats of a coordinated effort to “steal the election,” Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott filed explosive lawsuits late Thursday against the top election officials in two heavily Democratic counties, charging they are illegally refusing to provide any information about the number of ballots cast or counted there.
The bombshell litigation comes hours after Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, in an extraordinary series of tweets that alleged incompetence if not outright complicity by Florida officials, charged that Democratic lawyers were “descending on” the state in a calculated attempt to “change the results” and “try and steal” races for Senate and agriculture commissioner.
“The people of Florida deserve fairness and transparency, and the supervisors are failing to give it to us,” Scott said in a press conference announcing the suit.
A recount now appears imminent not only in Scott’s race, but also in the agricultural commissioner race and Florida’s high-profile gubernatorial contest between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis, based on new vote totals — even though Gillum has already conceded.