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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:41 PM

Democrats Send Army of Lawyers to FL--Republicans cry foul

WASHINGTON Ė Democrats have an "army of lawyers" working on the likely recount that will decide the winner of the Florida Senate race, the head of the Democratic National Committee said Thursday.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, responded that the other party isn't playing fair.

"Now democrat lawyers are descending on #Florida," Rubio tweeted Thursday. "They have been very clear they arenít here to make sure every vote is counted. They are here to change the results of election."

Fewer than 17,400 votes out of more than 8.1 million cast separated Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott over Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson as of Thursday afternoon. That's inside the 0.25 point margin that dictates a hand recount of ballots that showed either no vote or more than one vote cast in the Senate race.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/11/08/florida-senate-race-democrats-send-lawyers-while-republicans-cry-foul/1930046002/

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Reply Democrats Send Army of Lawyers to FL--Republicans cry foul (Original post)
book_worm Thursday OP
David__77 Thursday #1
maxsolomon Thursday #2
malaise Thursday #7
Moostache Thursday #23
Delphinus Friday #33
rogue emissary Thursday #3
libdem4life Thursday #4
Downtown Hound Thursday #5
NewJeffCT Thursday #6
deminks Thursday #8
sheshe2 Thursday #9
Gothmog Thursday #10
gratuitous Thursday #11
redstatebluegirl Thursday #12
world wide wally Thursday #13
pecosbob Thursday #14
babylonsister Thursday #17
StevieM Thursday #15
babylonsister Thursday #16
lpbk2713 Thursday #18
Gothmog Thursday #19
dlk Thursday #20
sharedvalues Thursday #26
OMGWTF Thursday #21
FakeNoose Thursday #22
dem4decades Thursday #24
sharedvalues Thursday #25
Gothmog Thursday #27
Cha Friday #37
Thomas Hurt Thursday #28
watoos Thursday #29
standingtall Thursday #30
Gothmog Thursday #31
Cha Friday #36
Gothmog Friday #32
Cha Friday #46
elmac Friday #34
Gothmog Friday #40
Cha Friday #47
Cha Friday #35
Gothmog Friday #38
Cha Friday #42
Gothmog Friday #44
Cha Friday #45
ananda Friday #39
Gothmog Friday #41
joshcryer Friday #43
Gothmog Yesterday #48
Bettie Yesterday #49

Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:47 PM

1. Best of luck to the army of lawyers.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:48 PM

2. Sauce for the Goose is sauce for the Gander, fuckers

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:51 PM

7. Yep

Wish I could rec this

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:35 PM

23. I remember this everytime I see that asshat Schlapp appear on TV...

Between the Lewinsky nonsense and this "Brooks Brothers Riot" bullshit, I have loathed everything about Republicans since that day...

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:12 PM

33. Amen.

Amen. Thank you.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:48 PM

3. That's hilarious to anyone who remembes 2000 recounts.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:48 PM

4. A bit touchy there, Marco? LOL n/t

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:51 PM

5. Let them cry

It's not going to work anymore. We're on to their games an we're not taking it anymore.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:51 PM

6. Hey Marco

womp womp

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:52 PM

8. Three words, Marco. Brooks Brothers Riot

They were not there to count the votes either.

Come to think of it, another Roger Stone saga.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:53 PM

9. Give Marco a bottle of water to chug.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:54 PM

10. I got to read the memo on recount procedures in Texas

The DNC and the state party had a set of actions to taken before Marc Elias and his team got to the state. It was interesting.

I am glad that Marc is on the ground


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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:54 PM

11. Florida has had 18 years to figure out how to conduct an election

We're solving that problem, Marco. And we'll be back for your inevitable re-election campaign in 2022 when your worthless term will end.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:56 PM

12. Aww poor little snowflakes...they can dish it out during Bush Kerry, but they can't take it!

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:57 PM

13. No mercy.... whatsoever!

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:59 PM

14. Can you say 'hanging chads'? I thought you could.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:13 PM

17. Nope. Had to fill in bubbles on the ballots. nt

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:59 PM

15. Rubio is absolutely loathsome. We shouldn't treat him as an honorable guy by comparing him to Trump

and asking who is worse.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:12 PM

16. Seems logical they'd do the recounts simultaneously, so

that probably won't happen?

Go, army of lawyers, stfu, Rubio.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:17 PM

18. Screw you Rubio.




You know you would do the same if positions were reversed.
You're not fooling anyone with your faux indignation.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:55 PM

19. From Marc Elias

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:29 PM

20. Rubio is Crying Like a Disgruntled Child

Life is so tough for Republicans when they canít cheat to win.

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Response to dlk (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:38 PM

26. Ha so true. And they think everyone cheats like them.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:31 PM

21. Positive Thoughts Only

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:35 PM

22. What ... are they whining again? Already?!?



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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:37 PM

24. Finally the Democrats bring the strong hand.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:38 PM

25. Too bad so sad- they stole 2000 election

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:41 PM

27. An update from Marc

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:24 PM

37. Mark Elias is certainly

optimistic.. I can't imagine he'd be saying that without cause.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:41 PM

28. Lyin sack, if not all the votes have been counted there are no results yet.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:43 PM

29. Maybe Marco doesn't want an independent audit done on the machines?

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:57 PM

30. Would be funny to me if after they finish the initial counting Nelson ends up with a small lead

which looks possible to me. Then I guess we will be hearing how badly Rick Scott wants a recount or how the votes for Nelson should not have been counted according to repukes.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:52 PM

31. Pro tip: when you are attacking the otherside's lawyers, you are losing

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #31)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:17 PM

36. ..

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:07 PM

32. Democratic lawyer Marc Elias enters Florida recount fight with string of wins

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #32)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:57 PM

46. Keeping Hope Alive!

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:15 PM

34. hmmm

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Response to elmac (Reply #34)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:41 PM

40. From Joe Biden

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #40)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:58 PM

47. Cheers to Joe!

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:16 PM

35. I love seeing this.. "Cemocrats Sending Army of Lawyers"

you know they have Democracy's best interests at heart.. and that is sexy!

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Response to Cha (Reply #35)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:38 PM

38. The DNC is still recruiting more volunteer lawyers to go to Florida

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #38)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:42 PM

42. Cool! This is our chance.. We got the

House.. and that changed everything including our Spirits!

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Response to Cha (Reply #42)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:47 PM

44. From the Hoarse Whisperer

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #44)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:57 PM

45. Perfect and Retweeted!

Thanks, Goth:toast

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:39 PM

39. Rubio: R-Idiot -- they are there to ensure results, not change them!!!

nt

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:42 PM

41. Another update from Marc

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:43 PM

43. They better run this as long as they held up Franken's seat.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 04:18 PM

48. Bill Nelson's attorney still likes his odds. Here's why. (Marc Elias)

Marc Elias is a great election law attorney https://floridapolitics.com/archives/280954-bill-nelsons-attorney-still-likes-his-odds-heres-why?fbclid=IwAR2jmFI5vj5avGMy3NZ3WQspUcmaBD_BRXNIRzenYbTXa1iZRAGGWu8eiXk

Elias expects when the machine recount concludes that the gap between Nelson and Scott will shrink substantially.
The main reason? Undervotes.

Thereís already been media speculation about why Broward County, a Democratic bastion, saw 24,992 fewer votes counted for U.S. Senate than for Governor, despite the race appearing first on the ballot.

Outlets like FiveThirtyEight suggest poor ballot design could play a role, but Elias dismissed that.

If design were a major element, Elias said, then ballots counted in Broward County since Tuesday would have similarly discrepancies. But Elias says as he observes election returns, the most recently counted ballots donít show a significant deficit in Senate votes.

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Response to book_worm (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 04:20 PM

49. Yes, they are there to change the prematurely announced result of the election

by ensuring that all the votes are counted!

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