Cal Thomas says Democrats have a history of suspicious wins after recounts from Lyndon Johnson winning by 87 votes through “unreported precincts” to Al Franken’s recount victory after being behind 215 votes. Scrutiny should be placed on Florida supervisor of elections Brenda Snipes who has a checkered history of running elections in heavily-Democratic Broward County including destroyed ballots, opening mail-in ballots in secret, and posting election results before the polls had closed.
- Do Democrats have a suspicious history when it comes to recounts?
- Do recounts tend to favor Democrats because urban area voting is more complex?
- Is it suspicious that Broward County is taking so long to validate the vote?
Lawsuits fly over the count of the Senate elections in Florida
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., had the best line in the latest election in Florida, where contests for governor and the U.S. Senate remain undecided.
Rubio tweeted: “Bay County was hit by a Cat 4 hurricane just four weeks ago, but managed to count votes and deliver timely results. However, more than 41 hours after the polls were closed #Broward’s election office still counts votes?”
With lawyers coming into the state in what looks like a replay of the presidential election in 2000, an automatic recount for both contests was triggered.
President Trump and other Republicans are crying foul and accusing Democrats of trying to “steal” the election, and their suspicions may be justified given the history of electoral fraud in this country and the heavily democratic composition of the counties of Broward and Palm Beach.
Vote-stealing isn’t new. After the initial vote count in the 1948 Texas Senate race, which saw Lyndon Johnson losing to his opponent Coke Stevenson by 20,000 votes, previously “unreported precincts” and other “adjustments” were made in the vote totals. Johnson came out the winner by a mere 87 votes, earning him the derisive title “Landslide Lyndon.”