Shades of bush and gore all over again. Something is definitely rotten in the state of Florida which is not surprising given who their governor is.
According to BR, it was Hillary Clinton who won the state of Florida, not Donald Trump. In an attempt to overturn the election results, Floridians have filed a motion for a recount in their state.
According to the Detroit Free Press, “hacking, malfunctioning voting machines, and other problems” are sole the reason Hillary Clinton lost that day.
The voters are asking for a recount of every ballot submitted in the state of Florida. The defendants listed in the lawsuit are “Trump, Gov. Rick Scott and the 29 Republican presidential electors from Florida.” The lawsuit also asks that the defendants pay for the total cost of the recount.
Clint Curtis is an attorney representing the plaintiffs. He says that, while the chances would ordinarily be slim to none, with a candidate like Donald Trump, there is no way of knowing:
“He’s mentioned he wants to fix the rigged system. This will give the opportunity to do that. If it were a normal politician, I’d say our chances are very slim. But it’s not a normal politician — it’s Donald Trump.”
Curtis says that the defendants likely will not even respond to the motion before the Dec. 29 deadline, or that “they can ignore it entirely.”
The Orlando attorney says that he has received multiple reports of malfunctions on election day, and that it is entirely possible that Donald Trump did not really win Florida.
Trump has come out against the motions for recounts in multiple states set forth by Jill Stein, but has not yet publicly addressed this newest lawsuit.