Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


Trump Attacks Florida Vote Fraud; DNC Fusion GPS Lawyer on Scene

Nov. 9, 2018 (EIRNS)—Florida is again the scene of an election characterized by chaos and patterns of vote fraud, where election returns have been delayed and leads of Republican candidates suddenly evaporated. Briefed on this today, while en route to Paris, President Donald Trump tweeted,

“You mean they are just now finding votes in Florida and Georgia—but the election was on Tuesday? Let’s blame the Russians and demand an immediate apology from President Putin!”

Republican U.S. Senate candidate, and current Florida Gov. Rick Scott accused Democrats of “massive fraud,” when his lead, since Tuesday, over incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson fell from about 45,000 votes to only 15,000 within 48 hours after the polls closed in Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale), and in Palm Beach County.

Marc Elias, of the Washington office of the Democratic National Committee’s law firm Perkins Coie, has flown to Florida. It was Elias’s firm that hired Fusion GPS, which hired “former” MI6 agent Christopher Steele, to invent the Russiagate dossier against Donald Trump while representing the DNC in 2016.

Broward County is still counting votes, although Florida rules say counting is supposed to be done 30 minutes after the polls close. Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes, who presided over the destroyed ballots in previous elections, is still Supervisor of Elections in Broward, where counting continues. On Nov. 6, Tuesday night, when voting closed, Broward County reported 634,000 votes cast; by Thursday night, Nov. 8, the number increased to 712,840.

In neighboring Palm Beach County, after polls closed, 15,000 new votes were “found.” Both Broward and Palm Beach Counties have failed in their duty to follow Florida law which requires that votes by mail and absentee ballots be counted within 30 minutes of the polls closing. Palm Beach County, as of midday Nov. 9, is reported to have failed to update the Florida Department of State since 10 a.m. Nov. 8, whereas Florida law requires updated reports every 45 minutes until results are completed and reported.

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