Fla. Gov. Accuses ‘Unethical Liberals’ of Trying to Steal U.S. Senate Seat

‘ The left-wing activists in Broward County have been coming up with more and more ballots out of nowhere…’

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(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott filed suit against the corrupt and “unethical liberals” who he accused of trying to steal the state’s U.S. Senate election, which is still too close to call.

Scott, who ran against incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson, accused Broward and Palm Beach County officials of engaging in “rampant fraud” after 80,000 new ballots appeared after election night, according to NBC News.

Scott requested the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigate the new ballot counts, which threaten his narrow victory during the midterm elections.

“Every day since the election the left-wing activists in Broward County have been coming up with more and more ballots out of nowhere,” Scott said.

The Senate race was too close to call on Tuesday night, leading officials to hold a recount. But during the recount, an extraordinary amount of votes appeared seemingly out of nowhere, causing Scott’s lead to fall below 0.5 percent. Currently Scott’s lead is currently 0.2 percent — fewer than 22,000 votes, according to NBC News.

Officials are expected to present a final vote count by Saturday at noon.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee joined Scott in his suit against Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes and Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher. Scott has accused Snipes and Bucher of violating federal and state laws by withholding information from election officials regarding the number of ballots added.

Snipes is no stranger to election fraud. A judge ruled earlier this year that Snipes illegally destroyed votes during the 2016 election and allowed illegal citizens to vote. Last year, the American Civil Rights Union sued Snipes’s office for keeping felons, noncitizens, and dead voters on the registered list in Broward County.

“Broward election supervisors ongoing violation of Florida law requiring timely reporting isn’t just annoying competence,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Twitter. “It has opened the door for lawyers to come here & try to steal a seat in the U.S. Senate & Florida Cabinet.”

Nelson responded to Scott’s claim on Twitter, calling his lawsuit an act of desperation.

Rubio defended Scott and blasted Broward and Palm Beach County for “embarrassing the state of Florida.”

“I don’t have a problem with recounts. Recounts are provided for in the law. My problem is that all the problems are once again focused in one county and it puts the election in doubt,” Rubio said. “And I just don’t understand how Bay County, which got hit by a Category 4 hurricane, was able to conduct a timely and accurate election, and 48-hours later, Broward County and Palm Beach are still counting votes. There’s no explanation for that.”

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said Scott’s efforts to stop the incoming votes were “third-world country stuff” during “Morning Joe” on Friday.

“Rick Scott is freaking out,” Scarborough said. “He doesn’t want ballots to be counted.”

President Donald Trump attacked the Democrats for trying to obstruct Scott’s win, stating that Florida voted for 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!” Trump tweeted.