Day 676 Tuesday November 13, 2018 915 Days to Go
Okay, here’s a prediction. Scott will be opposed to any more counting of ballots until he is for counting all the ballots, until the law will prevent that from happening, and he will lose.
Here’s how this is going to play out in the Senate race in Florida. Rick Scott is calling for him to be declared the winner based on the election night results. He is claiming all kinds of fraud by the Democrats. This has no basis in fact. The fact is, and the reason Scott is jumping up and down to stop any counting of more ballots, there was a machine in Boward county that malfunctioned. It was one of the machines that counts the ballots in Boward County. Boward County is Democratic, about 70% Democratic. The counting machine “undercounted” about 24,000 ballots. That means it didn’t read the ballot and kicked it out. Therefore these ballots, which weren’t counted as part of the election night count will be counted now. This is what has Scott worried. He’s ahead by 12,000 votes. If 70% of the 24,000 ballots are Democratic that would be almost 15,000 votes. However that might not be enough. We’ll see. But if it puts Nelson ahead, then we’ll see Scott yelling to count all the votes, including the absentee ballots sitting in post offices. The Miami Herald found mail carts full of absentee ballots sitting in post offices. Here’s the interesting thing, the Florida law says if the ballots were not received by election day they aren’t counted! Crazy, I know, but hey that’s their rule.
Once again Boward County is leading the way in screw ups and incompetence. The ballot was poorly designed. The ballot in that county had the Senate nominees listed in the lower right hand corner and this resulted in many people not reading that far in the ballot and not checking off their choice. This is called an “undervote” when it is shown that the votes in that area are way under the rest of the state. In Boward Count the number of people who didn’t vote for Senator were 27,000, which is a lot.
Meanwhile, Sinema won the senate seat in Arizona. The first Dem to hold that seat in quite awhile.
915 Days to Go
PS “Here’s to you; and here’s to me. If perchance we disagree …”