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Default Advocacy groups tell Gov. Rick Scott he should remove himself from recount process

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Rick Scott may yet be Florida’s next U.S. senator, but his eight-year tenure as the state’s 45th governor is not ending well.
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The League of Women Voters Florida and Common Cause sent letters to Scott on Saturday calling on him to “immediately relinquish authority and remove yourself from any person or agency responsible for the processing and counting of ballots from the Nov. 6 general election.”
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The two groups said Scott improperly threatened “a show of force” by asking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate vote counting in Broward County.

When FDLE found out there were no allegations of voter fraud on file with the Department of State, the agency, which is also under the control of the three Cabinet members, did not open an investigation.


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FDLE also noted that Scott did not put his request in writing, a standard procedure in such cases.


Dear Governor Scott:

As one of the candidates for office who will be personally and directly impacted by the outcome of this year’s election, we the League of Women Voters of Florida and Common Cause Florida request that you immediately relinquish authority and remove yourself from any control of any person or agency responsible for the processing and counting of ballots from the November 6 general election.

Removing yourself will help to ensure that there is no appearance of any impropriety, undue influence or conflict of interest in directives being given to election officials. The citizens of Florida have a right to fair and impartial governance of the election process and you have an obligation to ensure that there is no impropriety or appearance of impropriety. You have intentionally politicized governance of the elections by publicly threatening a show of force -- calling for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the state’s highest law enforcement agency, to investigate “rampant fraud” in South Florida when the FDLE and Department of State have indicated that there were no indications of fraud or criminal activity. And you angrily blamed your opposing political party for orchestrating an attempt to steal the election. Just today you called on the state’s sheriffs to watch out for election violations and take action. These actions can easily be seen as intimidation of election officials who need to remain unencumbered while they engage in their very demanding work.

We request that you step back, release the reins of power and allow election officials to decide what tools of government should be employed to achieve the state’s paramount duty to fairly count each and every valid ballot. Florida’s officials must be permitted to conduct their official duties without further angry accusations or fear of retribution.

On behalf of every Florida voter, we ask that you to step away from taking any further role in supervising any official engaged in the process of ballot counting or election control. All valid votes must be counted and no governmental leader whose election hangs in the balance should ever take or threaten any action that could limit the value of any single vote or chill citizens’ desires to vote in our great state in the future.

Please issue a public statement that you will recuse yourself and remove yourself from any oversight of the 2018 election immediately or we will have no choice but to seek a formal emergency remedy from the courts.

Sincerely,

Patricia Brigham President, League of Women Voters of Florida

Anjenys Gonzalez-Eilert Executive Director, Common Cause Florida


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Gov. Scott should have every member of the Broward County elections board detained and charged with election fraud. Then he should call in an independent, impartial group to count the ballots and determine the validity thereof.
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Gov. Scott should have every member of the Broward County elections board detained and charged with election fraud. Then he should call in an independent, impartial group to count the ballots and determine the validity thereof.
nope. he should back out of the way. instead, he's spreading lies and trying to use his office to strong arm. not good
he probably will be declared the winner but all this useless grandstanding only stokes mistrust and gets in the way of the real work being done on behalf of Florida voters.
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As the sitting Governor of the State and by definition, the chief law enforcement officer, it is his duty to ensure that the laws of the state are followed. Unless he is physically counting votes (which he is not), he should exercise the authority granted his office to ensure that the voting laws are followed to the letter. If the officials in the county's in question are not following the law, it is incumbent upon him to act to remove those individuals from the process and appoint an independent and impartial group to resume the functions. Anything less would be a dereliction of his duties.
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As the sitting Governor of the State and by definition, the chief law enforcement officer, it is his duty to ensure that the laws of the state are followed. Unless he is physically counting votes (which he is not), he should exercise the authority granted his office to ensure that the voting laws are followed to the letter. If the officials in the county's in question are not following the law, it is incumbent upon him to act to remove those individuals from the process and appoint an independent and impartial group to resume the functions. Anything less would be a dereliction of his duties.
they are being followed; he's trying to impede them looks like.
Yes, the officials are following the law.
you act as if he is not faking this whole outrage of his. he is gaslighting.
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they are being followed; he's trying to impede them looks like.
Yes, the officials are following the law.
you act as if he is not faking this whole outrage of his. he is gaslighting.
Well, according to a judge that sided with Rick Scott, they were not following the law. The total number of votes cast was supposed to be turned in last week. As of this morning, Broward and Dade County had still not submitted that information to the state. It is either severe incompetence, or mismanagement bordering on fraud.

And don't try to tell us how hard it is. The counties that were hit with Hurricane Michael a month ago, didn't have these problems even though they had to do their counts by hand. This is just another example of the hard left in Miami/Date doing what they can to sway an election towards their desired outcome.
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