Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Florida faces prospect of recounts in governor, Senate races

MSNBC screengrab showing governor's race'results Oops! US TV Channel Airs'Results of Florida Gubernatorial Race a Day EarlyYouTube MSNBC
Pablo Mccormick | 10 November, 2018, 01:27

In the governor' s race, Democrat Andrew Gillum was 0.52 percentage points behind Republican Ron DeSantis, a margin of just less than 43,000 votes, just 0.02 percentage points away from a machine recount.

In response, Florida senator Marco Rubio chose to accuse the Democratic Party of conspiring with Broward County election officials to illicitly overturn the will of the electorate, and illegitimately install Bill Nelson into the U.S. Senate.

Scott held a lead of 0.21 of a percentage point over Nelson on Thursday afternoon. He suggested something was awry because vote-counters were taking longer there than in other jurisdictions, and his thin lead has kept narrowing since Election Night. "It's Lean-R", said Matt Isbell, a Democratic data analyst based in Florida.

"We've all seen the incompetence and irregularities in vote tabulations in Broward and Palm Beach for years".

Elias, a Democratic superlawyer who chairs the firm's political law practice, was retained by the Nelson campaign Wednesday after election night ended with the race too close to call. "Our campaign, along with our attorney Barry Richard, is monitoring the situation closely and is ready for an outcome, including a state-mandated recount".

The South Florida Sun Sentinel said it analysed voting patterns and found that of Broward ballots already counted, 24,700 residents voted for a governor candidate but did not pick a candidate for Senate.

County election officials have until noon on November 10 to report unofficial results to the state.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg out of hospital after fall
Yesterday, we learned that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after breaking three ribs in a fall in her office. It was then confirmed that she had broken her ribs. "Where can I donate a rib, or three?" tweeted one Ginsburg fan.

"Count every vote", said Gillum in a tweet posted just minutes after Gov. Rick Scott said he filed a lawsuit against Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes. "Mayor Gillum started his campaign for the people, and we are committed to ensuring every single vote in Florida is counted".

A spokesperson for Snipes told the Tampa Bay Times that Scott's action was a desperate move. "Maybe most of all the character of our country is on the ballot". If the margin of victory is equal or less than 0.5 percent, state law requires a machine to recount the votes.

Saturday, Nov. 10 - Unofficial results are certified to the state by noon.

In that race, incumbent Sen.

Her office, rather than giving hourly updates, is "releasing thousands of additional votes, often in the overnight hours, that are chipping away at GOP leads", Rubio said.

And like 2000, the counting process is becoming contentious.

After the dust clears and results are certified, candidates have ten days to contest the election in court. "It has opened the door for lawyers to come here [and] try to steal a seat in the U.S. Senate [and] Florida Cabinet".

Donald Trump calls CNN's Jim Acosta 'very unprofessional'
Ryan took the high road on Twitter and also responded to Abby Phillip , who tweeted about Trump's comments. Jimmy Kimmel is weighing in on the ongoing feud between the White House and CNN reporter Jim Acosta .

But 22,000 votes still need counting in the tight race between Mr Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams - who has not yet conceded.

"It's a little early to say how it's going to play out", Foley said. After its 2000 debacle, the state shifted to electronic voting machines, but later changed again to optical-scan paper ballots, the most reliable technology. "That seems to happen about half the time".

Nelson's campaign has hired Marc Elias, a Democratic lawyer who regularly works issues of voter's rights and election protection.

However, it's not yet known how many ballots were cast or are left to count in Broward County, the second-largest by population in the state, and which leans heavily Democratic.

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., exits the Senate subway en route to a vote on Capitol Hill, June 20, 2018. "That under-vote doesn't make sense". Democrats believe Nelson's margin could shrink even more once ballots from the county - along with nearby Palm Beach County - are counted.

Provisional ballots are given to voters because their eligibility to vote is challenged for some reason - perhaps they have an address discrepancy, or they forgot their ID. "We recognize that we didn't win this tonight".

Here is Where To Trade Pre-Fork Tokens of Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
Regardless of the final outcome, this schism within the Bitcoin Cash community does not bode well for the platform. BUIP098 makes Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV compatible for miners, according to the proposal .

Recommended

Shots fired outside Kanye West, Tekashi 6ix9ine music video set Shots fired outside Kanye West, Tekashi 6ix9ine music video set In a separate incident that remains unclear, in July he was kidnapped, pistol-whipped and robbed of jewelry in his Brooklyn home. Neighbors in the ritzy neighborhood who heard the shots and dialed 911 - prompting police, fire and an ambulance to respond.

Diwali fireworks push air pollution to ‘severe’ level in India’s capital Diwali fireworks push air pollution to ‘severe’ level in India’s capital The AQI rose from 281 at 7 pm to 291 an hour later and by 10 pm, it was 296, said the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The air quality index used by the embassy is a combined measure of poisonous gases and fine airborne particles.

On-campus protest defends Mueller investigation On-campus protest defends Mueller investigation They said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should "continue to supervise" the Mueller probe as he has since previous year . "It's clear to me it's not working, was not working between Attorney General Sessions and President Trump ".

Target & Walmart release Black Friday ads for holiday shoppers Target & Walmart release Black Friday ads for holiday shoppers Check down below for Black Friday deals for Switch consoles, games, and accessories. Walmart ( WMT ) will kick off its Black Friday shopping holiday earlier than ever.

Michelle Obama reveals her miscarriage heartbreak, turning to IVF Michelle Obama reveals her miscarriage heartbreak, turning to IVF Mrs Obama was speaking in an interview with ABC's Good Morning America , ahead of the launch of her memoir, Becoming . Biographies by first ladies, including Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, instantly land on best-sellers lists.

Bombardier to cut 5000 jobs after disappointing earnings Bombardier to cut 5000 jobs after disappointing earnings Bombardier says that 2,500 workers will be cut in the Canadian province of Quebec and 500 workers from the province of Ontario. The strong profit came despite a five per cent drop in quarterly sales from the same period a year ago to US$3.6 billion.

Umpire calls dead ball on UP spinner’s unique 360-degree action Umpire calls dead ball on UP spinner’s unique 360-degree action Singh's Uttar Pradesh team ended up beating Bengal in the four day game, with the spinner claiming four wickets despite the dead ball call.

French authorities ground Ryanair plane over cash row French authorities ground Ryanair plane over cash row The French civil aviation authority said it was over a dispute about illegal subsidies paid to the Irish airline in 2008-2009. Ryanair's fleet is made up mainly of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which have a list price of more than $90 million each.

Amazon's Alexa is now available for Windows 10 PCs everywhere Amazon's Alexa is now available for Windows 10 PCs everywhere Microsoft support chat seems to have told a customer that, " Customer will be notified when the issue is resolved ". Thankfully, Microsoft is aware of the problem and said that their engineers are on it.

Meg Ryan Is Engaged to John Mellencamp Meg Ryan Is Engaged to John Mellencamp Her new bling was also accompanied by a gold band with diamonds, sparking speculation the pair already tied the knot. The duo have been back together since 2017 - sparking engagement rumors around the same time.

Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) Receives Average Rating of Meanwhile, during the past six months of trading, this stock has improved to 32.89%, along with a full-year performance of 85.41%. GLUU stock is now showing down return of 6.72 throughout last week and witnessed bearish return of -2.92 in one month period.

Sarkar Row: Murugadoss seeks anticipatory bail Sarkar Row: Murugadoss seeks anticipatory bail Head of the Tamil Nadu Theatres Association Abirami Ramanathan confirmed to TNM about the cuts carried out in the movie. The counsel also informed the judge that the objectionable portions had already been removed from the film.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald set for Nov 16 release Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald set for Nov 16 release It picks up where the first film left off, with the character of Newt Scamander meeting wizards and magical creatures in NY . Harry Potter fans claim to have spotted a huge error in the new Fantastic Beasts movie involving Professor McGonagall.

Afghan peace talks kick-off in Moscow Afghan peace talks kick-off in Moscow The Afghan foreign ministry has emphasised that the council does not represent the Afghan government at the meeting, however. A five-member delegation from the Qatar-based "political office" of the Taliban will take part in Friday's meeting.

Trump Won the Midterms. Here's Why Trump Won the Midterms. Here's Why Democrats also see bright signs in places like Nevada, once a conservative state that is now more consistently trending blue. Many Republicans felt Democrats' handling of the Kavanaugh allegations were unfair and violated the spirit of due process.