By Steve Dellar  |  11-09-2018   News
Photo credit: Kiosko Time Magazine Cover November 2018

The results of the Midterm parliamentary elections are being disputed in both Florida and Georgia.

In that first state, there will probably be a recount for both the Senate seat and the governor’s position as the difference in votes between the candidates is too small.

Meanwhile, in Georgia, the gubernatorial candidate for the Democrats, African American Ms Stacey Abrams, refuses to acknowledge her defeat.

<b>Florida</b>

In Florida, the law stipulates that when the vote difference between the candidates is less than half a percent, a recount must automatically take place.

With a difference of only 0.25 percentage point, the recount must be made manually and that could take weeks.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING: Florida Governor and Senate Race are NOT OVER as RECOUNT Looms…<br><br>Gillum WALKS BACK concession…<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FloridaRecount?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FloridaRecount</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FLGov?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FLGov</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FLSen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FLSen</a> <a href="https://t.co/1eUykdLhnI">https://t.co/1eUykdLhnI</a></p>&mdash; Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChuckCallesto/status/1060687268489449473?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Such scenes have already taken place in 2000, during the presidential race between Al Gore and George W. Bush. The latter eventually won the plea after an intervention by the Supreme Court.

Now it turns out that Democratic Senator Bill Nelson received just 0.22 percentage points fewer votes than his Republican counterpart Rick Scott. The latter proclaimed himself victorious. "But taking into account the size of Florida, we believe that the result of the elections is not yet known and a recount is needed," Mr Nelson's lawyer declared on Thursday.

And also for the governorship in Florida it is turning into quite the nail biting contest. The Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum earlier admitted his defeat, but now notes that many voting letters were not counted (his campaign team claims these are more than initially thought).

The difference between him and his Republican rival Ron DeSantis is minimal, with 49.15 percent and 49.62 percent respectively. The Gillum team does not rule out that they will ask for a recount.

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said: “the recounts will be nationally watched. We’re under a microscope.”

<b>Georgia</b>

In the neighboring state of Georgia, Republican Brian Kemp declared himself the winner on Thursday. But his rival, Ms Stacey Abrams, who had hoped to become the first black female governor of the country, refused to acknowledge her defeat.

According to her, Mr Kemp misused his position as secretary of state to prevent certain voters from voting. For example, tens of thousands, especially black voters, could not register because of the stricter legislation surrounding their identification. A complaint was filed against Mr Kemp for a conflict of interest.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Election2018?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Election2018</a>: IT&#39;S NOT OVER<br>- Kemp declares victory in Ga. gov. race <a href="https://t.co/XK46f5UHsr">https://t.co/XK46f5UHsr</a><br>- Abrams not conceding, weighing options <a href="https://t.co/oZWCrwWCLc">https://t.co/oZWCrwWCLc</a><br>- McBath declares victory in 6D race, Handel not conceding <a href="https://t.co/Q4VAqe2ZnF">https://t.co/Q4VAqe2ZnF</a> <a href="https://t.co/trSZyqGYFI">pic.twitter.com/trSZyqGYFI</a></p>&mdash; AJC (@ajc) <a href="https://twitter.com/ajc/status/1060292664912949248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The complainants asked the incumbent governor to appoint a replacement for Mr Kemp to coordinate new elections if the results are too close.

Abrams obtained 48.73 percent of the votes against 50.33 percent for Kemp.

“But not all voices have been counted. How can one claim victory?", according to Ms Abrams lawyer.

Source:

https://www.axios.com/senate-governors-races-watch-in-florida-georgia-517e69fe-4664-4a24-982a-c67b6f42c4be.html

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Dumb dimms No. 41749 1541781619

Just make sure to discount the votes of the deceased as well as the multiple voter & yes of course the illegal alien voter.

Oh? You don`t want to look into that? Just a recount of all the votes submitted eh?

Dumbasses. Ready to get your fingers caught fudging the vote?

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DESPERATE THEY ARE! THEY KNOW THEIR TIME IS UP. THEY KNOW WHATS COMING. THEY KNOW, NOTHING CAN STOP THE JUDGEMENT OF THEIR EVIL LYING WICKED WAYS!!! NOW COMES THE PAIN!!! ~WWG1WGA~
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