WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
CLOSEOpt Out: I already like WMFE!

Like us on Facebook!

Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Scott Sues Broward, Palm Beach Elections Supervisors As His Lead Over Nelson Narrows

Governor Rick Scott and Senator Bill Nelson.

Republican Governor Rick Scott said there could be “rampant fraud” in Broward and Palm Beach counties, where elections supervisors are still counting ballots from Tuesday’s election.

His lead over Democrat Bill Nelson in the U.S. Senate Race has shrunk to just more than 15,000 votes and is headed for a machine recount.

“We’ve all seen the incompetence and irregularities in vote tabulations in Broward and Palm Beach for years,” said Scott.

“Well, here we go again. I will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election from the great people of Florida.”

Broward elections supervisor Brenda Snipes was reviewing provisional ballots with a canvassing board as Scott made his announcement. She said she didn’t know about the lawsuit and didn’t address it further.

Her Palm Beach counterpart, Susan Bucher, did not immediately return a request for comment.

Scott said he has also directed the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate.

Sen. Bill Nelson released a statement in response to Scott’s announcement.

“The goal here is to see that all the votes in Florida are counted and counted accurately,” said Nelson.

“Rick Scott’s action appears to be politically motivated and borne out of desperation.”

 


Sign Up For 90.7 WMFE's Newsletter

Catch up on the latest Central Florida news and get updates on programs, events and more.

SUBSCRIBE

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

TOP