‘Election fraud’: Donald Trump backs Republicans in recount drama
The full power of the federal government may be brought to bear on Florida’s election drama, which now includes no fewer than three statewide recounts.
President Donald Trump charged Thursday that election fraud was taking place regarding vote counting in two South Florida counties.
Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach. Florida voted for Rick Scott!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2018
The President did not, as of this writing, follow up with another tweet. However, he does conflate the allegation of “election fraud” with the assertion that his candidate won the election.
On Wednesday, President Trump had declared victory in the Florida elections.
“Look at what happened in Florida,” Trump said. “We did unbelievably well, winning the Senate and the governorship against two talented people.”
However, Trump’s comments were before the Senate race and the Governor’s race trailed into recount territory, with the race for Senate now being subject to a manual recount.
The President is echoing the comments of Republican office holders and candidates alike.
Hours before the President’s tweet Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott