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The #FloridaRecount2018 has led to protests, accusations of election fraud, and sheer confusion.

Here’s a thread on what’s happening.
2) In Florida, the law states all votes must be counted within 30 minutes of polls closing. It’s been nearly three days and the Broward Supervisor of Elections has yet to finish counting. They’ve also failed to provide the number of ballots still left to count.
3) So here’s the effect. Senator Elect Rick Scott has had his vote drop from 57k to 15k.

Candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture, Nikki Fried, lost on election night and is now leading by 3k votes.

There will be auto recounts in the Senate, Governor, and Commissioner races.
4) Last night, FL Governor and Senator Elect Rick Scott announced that he was filing lawsuits against Broward & Palm Beach for violating the Florida Constitution.

He also says he’s ordering the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate.
5) Broward’s Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, is at the center of these claims because of her office’s history of scandals.

A judge ruled that they had illegally destroyed ballots and another ordered them to stop opening ballots in secret.
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6) Senator Marco Rubio and President Trump have both stated that they believe this may be an attempt to “steal” the election. They both accuse Brenda Snipes directly.
7) Today a Broward Judge ruled in Governor Rick Scott’s favor and ordered Brenda Snipes to provide the records requested by 7 PM. miami.cbslocal.com/2018/11/09/jud…
8) In the meantime, a crowd of protesters has formed in front of the Broward Supervisor of Election’s office.
9) At this point there are two camps of people.

Gillum/Nelson supporters tend to believe that every vote should counted no matter how long it takes.

Many Desantis/Scott supporters believe that any votes counted past the legal deadline should not be counted.
10) At this point the outcome is anyone’s guess. It’s unclear how many votes are left to be counted and whether or not any more races will be flipped.
11) So in conclusion…
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