Florida Democratic officials intentionally sent false information to voters in a last-minute attempt to drive up the number of absentee ballots for Sen. Bill Nelson (D.) in his tight race for reelection.
The campaign of Florida’s Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott immediately wrote off a Monday morning lawsuit filed by Democrats asking Florida officials to count vote-by-mail ballots received after the polls closed on Election Day, calling it a “frivolous and laughable” legal move.
Judges ruled in favor of Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R.) Senate campaign on Friday, ordering the Broward County elections supervisor to turn over voter information by Friday evening and the Palm Beach supervisor to turn over absentee ballots.
Democratic lawyer Marc Elias was called out by name on Friday by both Florida governor Rick Scott and President Donald Trump for trying to “steal” Tuesday’s election from Republicans.
As vote counting continues in Arizona after Tuesday’s midterm election, Sen. Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.) worried the Democrats legal strategy “sounds an awful lot like an effort to disenfranchise voters” from rural counties.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), who has spoken out this week about potential malfeasance on the behalf of officials in liberal Florida counties, took to Twitter Friday morning to further express concerns about voter irregularities in the state’s midterm elections.