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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:34 PM

Florida Senate race: Democrats sending an army of lawyers, Republicans accuse them of trying 2 steal

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON Ė Democrats have an "army of lawyers" working on the likely recount that will decide the winner of the Florida Senate race, the head of the Democratic National Committee said Thursday.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, responded that the other party isn't playing fair.

"Now democrat lawyers are descending on #Florida," Rubio tweeted Thursday. "They have been very clear they arenít here to make sure every vote is counted. They are here to change the results of election."

Fewer than 17,400 votes out of more than 8.1 million cast separated Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott over Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson as of Thursday afternoon. That's inside the 0.25 point margin that dictates a hand recount of ballots that showed either no vote or more than one vote cast in the Senate race.

But the totals could change before noon Saturday when counties submit preliminary unofficial results to the state.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/11/08/florida-senate-race-democrats-send-lawyers-while-republicans-cry-foul/1930046002/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatodaycomwashington-topstories

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Reply Florida Senate race: Democrats sending an army of lawyers, Republicans accuse them of trying 2 steal (Original post)
grantcart Nov 8 OP
mr_lebowski Nov 8 #1
RKP5637 Nov 8 #4
turbinetree Nov 8 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 8 #3
OilemFirchen Nov 8 #5
diva77 Nov 8 #10
OilemFirchen Nov 8 #14
diva77 Nov 8 #21
Maeve Nov 8 #12
PatSeg Nov 8 #15
Stargleamer Nov 8 #26
PatSeg Nov 8 #28
appalachiablue Nov 8 #6
FiveGoodMen Saturday #36
turbinetree Nov 8 #7
PatSeg Nov 8 #17
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 8 #24
C Moon Nov 8 #8
alwaysinasnit Nov 8 #9
diva77 Nov 8 #11
zonkers Nov 8 #13
Honeycombe8 Nov 8 #16
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 8 #25
Honeycombe8 Nov 8 #27
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 8 #30
Honeycombe8 Nov 8 #31
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 8 #32
INdemo Nov 8 #18
Xipe Totec Nov 8 #19
Amaryllis Nov 8 #20
flibbitygiblets Nov 8 #22
SayItLoud Nov 8 #23
dflprincess Nov 8 #29
Judi Lynn Nov 9 #34
DonCoquixote Nov 9 #33
Nitram Nov 9 #35

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:38 PM

1. RIIIIGHT Marco, I'm SURE they've been 'very clear' in saying just that ...

CAN YOU LIARS EVER JUST STFFU AND STOP LYING ... LIKE, EVER?!?

Every last one of you Trump Suckups ... are GARBAGE people.

Period.

Oh, and also:

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:41 PM

4. Too bad it's not yet time to replace crappy Marco. n/t

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:41 PM

3. Did headline really use the numeral 2? . . . nt

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:41 PM

5. Stealing a Florida election?



Unheard-of!

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:08 PM

10. I've been looking for that picture!! Do you have the link?

I think #6 is Matt Schlapp; #1 looks very familiar too

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Response to diva77 (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:22 PM

14. That image is from Daily Kos, but it doesn't name the participants.

Here's one that does, from our very own Democratic Underground:



https://www.democraticunderground.com/10023021978

1. Tom PYLE, office of House Majority Whip Tom DELAY (R-TX)
2. Garry MALPHRUS, Majority Chief counsel
3. Rory COOPER, staff member, Natíl Republican Congressional Committee
4. Kevin SMITH, former House Republican Conference Analyst
5. Steven BRODY, Former Aide to Sen. Fred D. THOMPSON (R-TN)
6. Matt SCHLAPP, BUSH Campaign Staff, Austin
7. Roger MORSE, Aide to Rep. Van HILLARY (R-TN)
8. Duane GIBSON, Aide to Chairman Don YOUNG (R-AK)
9. Chuck ROYAL, Assít to Rep. Jim DeMINT (R-SC)
10. Layna McCONKEY, Former legislative assít to former Rep. Jim Ross LIGHTFOOT (R-IA)

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:49 PM

21. Thank you!!

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:15 PM

12. That's the picture!

First thing that came to mind....

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:25 PM

15. That's is the first thing that popped in my head

Just because THEY steal elections, they assume the opposition does as well.

"democrat party"??? Democrat is a noun, not an adjective Marco.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:56 PM

26. Projection rather than assumption

They've been accusing our side of doing what they are guilty of, and they know they are guilty of, for years. I think the term for this is "projection"

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Response to Stargleamer (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:08 PM

28. Yep

Kind of like the lying, cheating spouse who accuses his/her partner of the same behavior. Once you become familiar with the behavior, you can often determine what the other person is guilty of.

Ever since Trump & Co., "projection" has become a commonly used word.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:42 PM

6. No Quarter for cons and thieves, ever.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 12:14 AM

36. But wait...

...can they be drawn and quartered?

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:46 PM

7. Hey republicans do you remember in your fascist brains what happened in 2000 you basically rigged t

you basically rigged the presidential election, your have the serial sexual assaulter drunk shutting on the bench, and as I write this comment..............fuck you ..........2004 do you remember what happened in Ohio with John Kerry...............lets remember that asshole(s) Blackwell and Rove.................fuck you......and then lets go to Hillary Clinton....................your fucking traitor leader trump is well a fucking traitor..................... and russia ................ ....and has for the Rubio asshole...................., fuck you and your fucking horse............................................because your a fucking ass...................November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough ...................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:26 PM

17. They seriously think we've forgotten!

We'll never forget.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:47 PM

24. We will NEVER forget.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:49 PM

8. Trying to "steal" by keeping it honest and getting to the truth.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:53 PM

9. Yup. Repubs are using word meanings from a different dictionary than the rest of us use.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:11 PM

11. Too bad the source of article is USA today and that top of the article starts with lying quote from

Rubio.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:20 PM

13. How I imagine Gillum would respond to Rubio's comment: My grandma used to tell me

when they squeal like a pig, you know they're about to be slaughtered, (or something like that). I would like to have an Andrew Gilum folksy phrase generator. I love that man.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:26 PM

16. If there was ever an election to spend money on, this is it. Send out the lawyers.

And don't give up until the chunky lady sings.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:49 PM

25. That reminds me of a song by Warren Zevon,

"Send Lawyers, Guns and Money." (and the line, "the shit has hit the fan."

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:02 PM

27. LOL. I'll look that up. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:19 PM

30. We have some talented folks here at DU who capture the videos and post them.

(Any takers out there ?)

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:29 PM

31. There are several videos of it.

Here's an old one:



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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #31)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:12 PM

32. Oh wow, I forgot about the line

"How was I to know, she was with the Russians, too."

Now THAT is funny.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:56 PM

18. WE now have two governments running our country.We have the legitament

Democratic Government governed by our United States Constitution.
Then we have the Fascist Trump's Totalitarian government which has no rules or basis of Governing except what Trumps says as he has his own set of rules..

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:09 PM

19. We stole it fair and square and now they want to steal it back! Unfair! nt

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:12 PM

20. REmember what happened in 2000 with the FL recount. Rs created chaos and totally obstructed the

recount; as in physically stopping it with mobs.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:03 PM

22. Lawyers don't steal, dipshits. They also don't change election votes.

There's lots of reasons people dislike lawyers, but they enforce the law (and sometimes help others get away with breaking it). But this complaint is just dumb.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:23 PM

23. Little Marco crying "not playing fair".

Ah, cry me a river Lil Marco.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:14 PM

29. Rubio: Democrats cheating by demanding all the votes be counted!

So Republican of him.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:25 AM

34. Seems we've heard that before, somehow. Hmmmmmmm.



Who Needs Pepper Spray?
image
BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
SEP 28, 2011

Remember these cats 'n kittens?

Remember the fun they had?

Remember the interstate conspiracy to riot and to disrupt a legitimate recount in a presidential election?

Remember how all the smart people laughedand laughed?

People got pushed. People got jostled. A duly authorized elections commission was intimidated out of fulfilling its legal obligations.

And nobody got pepper-sprayed.

Just sayin'.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a11053/pepper-spray-riot-squad-092811/

~ ~ ~



JOHN LANTIGUA
NOVEMBER 28, 2000 5:49PM (UTC)

On the surface, it looked like the good people of Miami at their worst again. Last week's melee at the county offices here -- followed by the local canvassing board's abrupt cancellation of a hand recount -- had all the trademarks of Miami's notorious tantrum politics. Screaming, shoving, fist-waving, intimidation, ties to Elian Gonzalez and even hints of good ol' Cuban-American political corruption.

But the fact is that the fracas at Miami's recount headquarters was engineered and carried out by Republican Party operatives imported from the heartland, far from South Florida. They might have reminded viewers of Elian's Army -- and might even have taken lessons from the Cubans -- but, by all accounts, the city's strident conservative exile community was very much in the minority. As one observer put it: "There were no guayaberas. This crowd looked tweedy. They were from out of town."

Indeed, all on-the-scene reports coming out now indicate that the Miami protest was carried out by rent-a-rioters flown in by the Republican Party. GOP spokespeople have said that at least 750 Republican activists have been sent into South Florida from around the country to oppose the recount, with the party picking up the tab for a number of them. And last Wednesday, when a gaggle of protesters sprang into action in Miami, those efforts seem to have paid off.

The halt of the Miami-Dade County hand count, where 10,750 ballots remain uncounted -- more than enough to flip the outcome of the Florida election or further buttress George W. Bush's lead in the state -- dealt a devastating blow to Al Gore's presidential campaign. The vice president's attorneys are arguing that intimidation influenced the canvassing board's decision to stop the hand recount and that it should be resumed.

. . .

https://www.salon.com/2000/11/28/miami_8/

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:17 AM

33. to quote Warren Zevon

send em Lawyers, guns and money

and yes I do mean all three, because the GOP will be using all three. I want bodyguards to protect against the inevitable "lone quiet gunman" that somehow will be found out to have listened to the same talk radio as the last dozen "lone quiet gunmen."

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:46 AM

35. "Trying to steal an election?" At least we aren't sending thugs to intimidate ballot officials like

they did to elect Bush.

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