Trump Doubles Down on Claims of Election Stealing: President Donald Trump insisted Saturday on his “theft” allegations, without evidence, of Tuesday’s tight election results in the state of Florida, after it was announced that three races, including those of federal senator and governor, they will go to recount.
“Trying to STEAL two big elections in Florida! We’re watching closely!” Trump said on his Twitter account, without providing further details.
Trying to STEAL two big elections in Florida! We are watching closely!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018
The electoral authorities of Florida announced this Saturday that, after receiving the final accounting of votes of the 67 counties, three races will have to go to count.
Among them, those of federal senator, who are disputed by Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Bill Nelson; and those of governor, between the Republican Ron DeSantis and the Democrat Andrew Gillum.
With 8,184,631 million votes counted, and after the delivery of the count by Broward and Palm Beach counties, Democratic trend, the advantage of Scott, current state governor, over Nelson has been reduced to just 12,562 ballots.
The law of Florida establishes the obligation to recount all the votes when the difference between two candidates is 0.50 percentage points or less at the end of the count and even obliges to count them manually if it is 0.25 points or less.
Interestingly, the president found time to write about Florida from France, where he is on an official trip to participate in the commemoration of the centenary of the end of World War I (1914-1918).
This Friday, before boarding the presidential plane, Trump already criticized the recount of votes in the southeastern US state, saying that “suddenly, they are finding votes from nothing”.
The Americans went to the polls last Tuesday amid a turbulent political climate for mid-term legislative elections that Trump himself called a referendum on his presidency.
After the elections, Democrats and Republicans face a new panorama in the US Congress after the former regained control of the House of Representatives, and the latter slightly expanded their majority in the Senate.
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