Big govt, Elections, Politics

Google Will Have “Dramatic Impact” on Elections

Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) is warning that if left unchecked Google will end up “skewing elections.” Smith made the claim during an interview on Breitbart to discuss Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s recent hearing on Capitol Hill regarding political censorship. A key issue during the hearing was whether or not the Google search engine was manipulated to benefit “ideologically friendly” (NOT conservative) websites or results which then, of course, affects the flow of information to America’s voters. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) joined Breitbart News Daily on Thursday to talk about Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s recent hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee. Smith said that if Google continues on the same course, it will end up “skewing elections.”

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) challenged Google CEO Sundar Pichai during a recent hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee on the topic of political censorship on the Google platforms, namely their search engine.

During the hearing, Pichai and Smith went back and forth about whether or not Google employees can manipulate the Google search engine to favor “ideologically-friendly” sites and disfavor other conservative sites.

PICHAI: “It is not possible for an individual employee or groups of employees to manipulate our search results. We have a robust framework, including many steps in the process.”

Read More...

Big govt, Elections, Politics

Kasich Sells Out in Hopes of 2020 White House Bid

John Kasich appears to have lost all sense of priority after telling reporters that he will veto the “heartbeat bill” and “stand your ground” legislation. This follows his decision against a “heartbeat bill” in 2016 that would have banned abortions once a heartbeat was detected. Further, Kasich’s stance against Stand Your Ground only compounds his 1990s vote in favor of banning “assault weapons” as a member of the House of Representatives. Yet, Kasich still views himself as a strong presidential candidate going into 2020, arguing: “I mean, all options are on the table. And the question is, ultimately, can I have a very positive impact on the country?” We can save you the time, John. No.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Monday, John Kasich, who has been trying desperately to remain on the national radar, took another step toward abandoning conservative principles, telling reporters he would veto both the “heartbeat bill” and “stand your ground” legislation.

Kasich already vetoed the “heartbeat bill” in 2016; it would have banned abortions once a baby’s heartbeat was detected, but he insisted that even if he signed the bill, it would later be overturned, asserting, “The State of Ohio will be the losing party in that lawsuit and will be forced to cover the legal fees for the pro-choice activists’ lawyers. Therefore, this veto is in the public interest.” The bill states, “If it has been determined that the unborn human individual the pregnant woman is carrying has a detectable fetal heartbeat, the physician who is to perform or induce the abortion shall comply with the informed consent requirements in section 2919.194 of the Revised Code in addition to complying with the informed consent requirements in divisions (B)(1), (2), (4), and (5) of this section.”

Read More...

Big govt, Elections, Politics

Brenda Snipes Resigns

Hours after another Florida recount on her watch, Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes finally put in her letter of resignation. Snipes did not even pretend to tender an apology for her role in the recent midterms recount highlights, which included “found” ballots, compromised ballots, and missed deadlines. Instead, she said she wanted to “spend more time with her family.” It’s funny how priorities are priorities when it’s personal, but when one’s public office demands priorities, they slip through leftist cracks.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes has finally decided to move on after another botched election — the latest in a long string of mishaps that have colored her 15-year career as the Florida county’s top election official.

Just hours after completing yet another recount, Snipes submitted her resignation by letter, Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as counsel to the Supervisor of Elections Office, told the Sun Sentinel.

Evelyn Perez-Verdia, a former office spokeswoman who left several years ago, said Sunday evening she was told by people in the office that the letter was sent “to Tallahassee” earlier in the day. Norris-Weeks said she saw an early draft of the letter. In the version she saw, she said Snipes, 75, expressed a desire to spend more time with her family.

Snipes came under fire after the county had numerous problems after the mid-term election on November 6, including missing a Thursday deadline for a recount in the Florida Senate race won by Republican Rick Scott.

Read More...

Big govt, Elections, Politics

Rick Scott Finally Wins

Desperate Democrats have finally conceded that Florida Gov. Rick Scott won his bid for U.S. Senator after a hand recount confirmed a 10,000 vote difference out of more than eight million cast. The machine recount placed the difference at 12,000 votes. Democrat challenger Bill Nelson conceded during a phone call with Scott and later proclaimed, “I was not victorious in this race, but I still wish to strongly reaffirm the cause for which we fought: A public office is a public trust.” Though long overdue, the official victory lays to rest Democrats’ attempt to steal the election through bogus last-minute ballots.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

(UPI) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will be changing jobs — U.S. senator — as incumbent Bill Nelson conceded hours after a hand recount showed a 10,000-vote difference.
Scott, a Republican governor for eight years, announced the concession in a statement, saying, “I just spoke with Senator Bill Nelson, who graciously conceded, and I thanked him for his years of public service.”

Earlier, Florida released the final results for its midterm elections, including manual recounts for senator and agriculture commissioner.

The manual recount of the senator’s race showed Scott leading incumbent Nelson by 10,033 votes out of more than 8 million cast, compared with around 12,000 votes after the machine recount.

Read More...

Big govt, Elections, Politics

Rubio Sounds Alarm over Florida Election Fraud

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is crying foul over the mainstream media’s apparent willingness to move on from signs of fraud in the Florida recount. “No evidence of fraud in #FloridaElection?” tweeted Rubio. “Dems got voters to use altered forms to fix & submit as many mail ballots as possible after FL deadline in hopes that a judge would later order state to count them. Today that’s exactly what a federal judge did.” Now that it appears increasingly likely that Democrats Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum will still lose despite their bogus recount strategy, a federal judge ordered a “hand count” of the ballots even after the Naples Daily News detailed how Democrats were deliberately given altered absentee ballots in the hopes of triggering a hand recount. Florida has officially entered Banana Republic territory.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

With the machine recounts finished — reportedly resulting in a net gain for Republican Rick Scott of 41 votes, putting him ahead of Bill Nelson by 12,603 votes, and a one-vote gain for Democrat Andrew Gillum, which leaves him still trailing Ron DeSantis by 33,683 votes — and the hand recounts underway, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio sounded the alarm over potential voter fraud by Democrat officials.

“No evidence of fraud in #FloridaElection?” wrote Rubio in a post Thursday. “Dems got voters to use altered forms to fix & submit as many mail ballots as possible after FL deadline in hopes that a judge would later order state to count them. Today that’s exactly what a federal judge did.”

Rubio linked to a story by the Naples Daily News, which detailed an effort by Democrats to swing the election outcome by giving Democrat voters altered absentee ballots with the hopes of getting a judge to admit them.

Read More...

Big govt, Elections, Politics

Florida Judge Extends Recount Deadline

U.S. District Court judge Mark Walker (nominated by former president Barack Obama in 2012) has extended the recount period for the Nelson-Scott race for the U.S. Senate seat as well as those for governor and agricultural commissioner. The deadline slated for 3 p.m. Thursday was moved to Saturday at 5 p.m. as an alleged courtesy for voters whose votes were not counted due to “signature problems.” Walker stated, “The precise issue in this case is whether Florida’s law that allows county election officials to reject vote-by-mail and provisional ballots for mismatched signatures – with no standards, an illusory process to cure, and no process to challenge the rejection – passes constitutional muster. The answer is simple. It does not.” In other words, this is a leftist ruse to steal an election. Typical.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Thursday, a federal judge in Tallahassee threw yet another wrench into the process of finalizing the vote tallies in the battle for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat between incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and GOP Gov. Rick Scott. As the 3 p.m. deadline approached for counties to report the results of a machine recount in the races for the Nelson-Scott race, as well as the elections for governor and agriculture commissioner, U.S. District Court judge Mark Walker, who was nominated to the U.S. District Court by former president Barack Obama in 2012, extended the deadline to Saturday at 5 p.m. for voters whose votes weren’t tabulated due to signature problems.

Scott leads Nelson by 12,652 votes while GOP governor nominee Ron DeSantis leads Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum by 33,633 votes.

The Orlando Sentinel reports, “According to state data presented during a five-hour hearing Wednesday, with 47 of the 67 counties reporting, there were 3,781 ballots rejected for mismatched signatures, including 467 in Orange County.”

Read More...

Big govt, Elections, Politics

Snipes “Found Ballots” in 2012 Too

As if finding belated ballots by the thousands after the polls closed and banning independent oversight in the recount process wasn’t fishy enough, the “ballot finding” record of Broward County’s Brenda Snipes has a long history. In an exclusive interview with Government Accountability Institute (GAI) research director Eric Eggers, Breitbart News Tonight learned that Snipes also “found ballots” following the 2012 election. Snipes was sued for opening ballots and alleging a slow ballot counting process in which new ballots were mysteriously inserted into the count. So the obvious question is why in the most populous county in the state of Florida does Brenda Snipes still have a job.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Broward County, Florida election official Brenda Snipes — who is continuing to find new ballots in the recent statewide midterm elections for Governor and the U.S. Senate — was previously accused of finding ballots after an election in 2012.
Government Accountability Insititute (GAI) research director Eric Eggers exclusively told SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight‘s Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour that Snipes allegedly “found ballots” following an election in 2012.
Eggers said:

She’s also been accused of illegally opening ballots. The Florida GOP sued her for this and when they brought her to court, they said ‘Hey, your office is opening ballots outside the presence of the canvassing board … what’s your explanation?’ And again, the woman in charge of elections in Florida’s second most populous county argued she thought it was okay because her office didn’t understand the meaning of the word ‘canvassing.’

Read More...

Big govt, Elections, Politics

Broward County Ballot Stuffer “Forced From Office”

According to a Politico report, Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is expected to be “forced from office” after a judge determined she violated Florida elections law, including mixing invalidated ballots into legitimate results as well as introducing thousands of “found” ballots. “Counting unlawful votes. Destroying ballots. Sunshine Law violations. Busted deadlines,” Politico’s Marc Caputo writes. “So many controversies have bedeviled Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes – culminating in her office’s troubles in the aftermath of Florida’s chaotic 2018 elections – that her days in office are now numbered, insiders and lawmakers say.” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) called Snipes’ office “the most troubled elections office in the nation.” Unfortunately, she’s still in charge of counting ballots in critical races for governor and the U.S. Senate.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

After a judge found her to have violated Florida elections law and amid reports of more highly suspicious actions by her office, the supervisor of elections for Broward County, Brenda Snipes, is expected to be “forced from office” by either Gov. Rick Scott or governor-elect Ron DeSantis, Politico reports.

“Counting unlawful votes. Destroying ballots. Sunshine Law violations. Busted deadlines,” Politico’s Marc Caputo writes. “So many controversies have bedeviled Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes — culminating in her office’s troubles in the aftermath of Florida’s chaotic 2018 elections — that her days in office are now numbered, insiders and lawmakers say.”

Even Snipes’ fellow Democrats have begun to abandon her amid her increasingly indefensible mishandling of the count, which has already resulted in a judge finding her in violation of Florida election law, Snipes’ office accidentally mixing invalidated ballots into legitimate results, and a suspicious series of reports of “found” ballots and illegally transported ballots.

Read More...

Big govt, Elections, Politics

Truck Caught on Video Moving Ballots Overnight in Florida

More than two days after Tuesday’s midterm election ballots are still being found in Broward County, Florida, and being trucked under the oversight of Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda Snipes. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has even waded into the fray, sharing a video on social media that “purports to show Broward County ballots being transported from polling places in private cars.” Another video shows ballots being transferred to a rental truck with a lack of transparency and clear “control” of the integrity of the ballots in a race that has now dwindled from a lead of 57,000 votes to a mere 15,000 with 15,000 “new” votes coincidentally found since election night according to Gov. Rick Scott. This takes vote fraud to a galactic level. We’re keeping tabs on this story.

Here’s more from BPR…

While the midterm elections took lace on Tuesday, the outcome in Florida is being held hostage by two Democrat-run counties that can’t count straight.

In what proved to be a slow drip, the results of Tuesday’s election was being altered as Broward and Palm Beach counties were still finding ballots two days later, and a tight lead by Republicans in the Senate and gubernatorial races continued to shrink.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who defeated incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson by nearly 60,000 votes saw that lead drop all the way down to just over 15,000 votes, and Ron DeSantis saw his lead over media darling Andrew Gillum in the gubernatorial race shrink to 36,333 — enough to trigger a recount.

Read More...

Big govt, Elections, Politics

Rubio Warning: Dems Trying to Steal Election

Sen. Marco Rubio is blasting Florida’s Broward County Supervisor of Elections for apparent misconduct in tallying Florida’s votes with the mysterious appearance of thousands of ballots after the race was called and the rejection of independent oversight of the recount. Rubio argues it’s part of a concerted effort to “change the results” of the election from Republican Ron DeSantis as governor to progressive socialist Andrew Gillum. Further adding to the questionable credulity is that a lawyer tied to the Democratic National Committee AND Fusion GPS (see the Steele Dossier) is involved in the recount. Let that sink in for a minute. Stay tuned…

Here’s more from BPR…

Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is warning that the fate of his state’s governorship could hang in the hands of Florida’s Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, whom he’s called incompetent for violating state and federal laws. A liberal candidate similarly painted her as incompetent and corrupt.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum initially conceded the Florida race to Republican Ron DeSantis, but backtracked after vote totals changed Thursday, narrowing the gap to less than half a percent in both the gubernatorial and senatorial races. Broward County is often the slowest of the state’s 67 counties to count votes, and its election department has repeatedly been faulted for wrongdoing.

Now, Perkins Coie lawyer Marc Elias has been enlisted in a recount effort. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is retaining Elias, who said it’s “not plausible” that, as Broward statistics suggest, 14,000 people voted in sometimes-obscure state-level races but left the Senate one blank.

Read More...