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President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Thursday night that law enforcement officials are reportedly looking into a corruption scandal in Florida’s election.
“Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach,” Trump tweeted. “Florida voted for Rick Scott!”
Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach. Florida voted for Rick Scott!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2018
Trump’s announcement followed the breaking news out of Florida on Thursday night that Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott has filed a bombshell lawsuit accusing Democrats of coordinating an effort to “steal the election.”
“In his lawsuit against Broward County, Scott and the National Republican Senatorial Committeee (NRSC) allege that officials there are continuing to hide critical information about the number of votes cast and counted,” Fox News reported. “And in a parallel suit against Palm Beach County, Scott and the NRSC charge that the election supervisor illegally used her own judgment to determine voter intent when reviewing damaged absentee ballots.”
"Left-wing activists in Broward County have been coming up with more and more ballots out of nowhere," Florida Governor Rick Scott says while giving an update on the Florida gubernatorial election pic.twitter.com/ZKQsp97fCs
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) November 9, 2018
News of the lawsuit followed a video clip that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) shared on Thursday which allegedly showed people turning in boxes of ballots in private cars to a large rental truck.
The Daily Wire reported earlier on Thursday that more than “100 provisional ballots were rejected in Miami-Dade County on Thursday after election officials said that those people showed up to vote a second time in the same election.”
Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaign manager, weighed in on the latest developments out of Arizona and Florida, saying that he believes that Democrats in the counties that are in question are “playing tricks” to overturn the election results.
“These democrat counties in Florida and Arizona are playing tricks because they just can’t accept the fact they lost,” Parscale tweeted. “I will not be shocked if investigations lead to rampant fraud. Republicans need to send every lawyer we have to protect the legitimacy of these elections.”
These democrat counties in Florida and Arizona are playing tricks because they just can’t accept the fact they lost. I will not be shocked if investigations lead to rampant fraud. Republicans need to send every lawyer we have to protect the legitimacy of these elections.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) November 9, 2018