Gaetz: Gov. Scott Claiming Broward Election Board Missed Deadline Because His Vote Count Increased
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz reacted to news that Gov. Rick Scott's Senate campaign is claiming Broward County election official Brenda Snipes intentionally missed a recount deadline by two minutes.
Scott said the late submission appeared intentionally because the machine recount in Broward netted him 779 votes -- which are now rejected because they were tardy.
Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) said that in the universe of approximately 2,000 total ballots in question, "Rick Scott [did] well and is understandably frustrated."
He said that the debacle showed the "hypocrisy" of Sen. Bill Nelson's (D-Fla.) argument to "count every vote" -- because the votes mentioned by Scott won't be counted and would help him.
Gaetz said that the gubernatorial election between Ron DeSantis (R) and Andrew Gillum (D) is much clearer, as the former leads by a wide margin.
He called on Gillum's team to "stop this charade" and concede to DeSantis, who is already making moves to establish a presence in the Tallahassee Capitol.
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