Donald Trump: 'Infected' Ballots in Florida Make a Fair Count 'Impossible'
Despite recount of ballots, votes have been 'infected' by voting irregularities
Following the voter fraud scandal in Florida, after 108 ballots were rejected from voters who turned up to pollings stations to vote a second time, Donald Trump said an accurate vote tally would no longer be possible.
Despite a massive recount of ballots by Miami-Dade County elections officials, the ballots have been "infected" by voting irregularities, Trump claims.
"The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott, and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged. An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott filed several lawsuits against Broward and Palm Beach Counties accusing officials of "willful disregard of the law."
Scott claimed that counties failed to count their votes on time and combined votes that otherwise should have disqualified.
According to The Washington Examiner: Both counties are in the process of recounting votes nearly a week after the election took place.
Scott had a small lead over incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson as of Sunday night of just under 13,000 votes out of more than 8 million cast.
The GOP governor is asking the judge not to allow the counting of any ballots that weren't counted by Saturday, the state's legal deadline for tallying up election results. He also wants voting equipment and paper ballots to be seized by police.
The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged. An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2018
Nelson has said Scott is "worried that when all votes are counted, he'll lose the election."
Republican Ron DeSantis, a former congressman, leads Democrat Andrew Gillum by 33,000 votes in the governor's race, as of Saturday evening, according to data by the Associated Press.
Gillum had conceded to DeSantis on election night but rescinded that decision on Sunday.