Listen: Fort Lauderdale Florida, Broward County, Rick Scott discussed on Can He Do That?
"The racist for Senator and governor in Florida, we're both decided by less than half a percent that is why there is a legally mandated recount will this recount change. Anything tonight from Broward County, Florida. This is the home stretch. And the epicenter of what's shaping up to be a historic recount is taking place right behind me. We're looking at the Florida governor and Senator raises a double recount in the fight for governor Republican. Rhonda's Santa's has a narrow lead over democrat, Andrew gillum. And in the Senate race Republican Rick Scott is barely leading democrat go Nelson. President Trump tweeted about the racist saying they should be called in favor of Scott and descent this claiming you ballot showed up out of nowhere. And that many ballots are missing were forged. Election night was more than a week ago. And yet in Florida many results are still outstanding margins in several races are too tight for the state to certify a winner, so close. In fact, that recounts are underway. I was in the Broward County election office on Monday. And it's in the back of this nondescript strip mall, where there's all these canopy set up for protesters and TV crews, and they're they're like three layers of security that you have to go through to get into the building to watch Washington Post national political reporter Amy Gardner called us from Fort Lauderdale Florida in her time at the Broward County election office earlier this week. She watched live as Florida's ballots were recounted. There's like sheriff's deputies on the outside, and then you get in and you have to sign in. And then after you sign in you have to go through a magnetometer, and then you go into this room, and it's really crowded with seats for the. Monitor's and press, and then on one wall to wall windows, and you look in there if you're looking into like movie and Athlon the candy factory. Cast you and move on. You're fired. And there these giant things and you see workers like pudding backs of ballots into the machine I saw this fascinating sort of paint drying moment where a man came out of the counting room with a stack of ballots and a plastic been the kind of been that you store your Christmas ornaments in in your attic. And he walks up to them. And he said we have certified the two new machines that we've added to expedite the counting. We've done our logistics and accuracy tests on these two new machines. And here are the result. They pass the test. We're ready to get going using the machine store into count. And then he put those ballots that were used just fake sample ballots to test though to machines into that bin. And then he feels the been with tape. And then he writes, a number on it or has a sticker with a number on it and puts that on the bin. And he reads the number out to the canvassing board. So that it's all. Public process to certify that the records will be kept and stored and you know, untouched by partisan hand. It was pretty amazing at this point several races in Florida are at different points in the recount process, but two races in particular have been getting a lot of attention first. There's the US Senate race between the incumbent democratic Senator Bill Nelson and Republican governor Rick Scott after a machine recount there. That race is still close enough that it's now moving to a manual recount second a contentious governor's race between democrat Andrew gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee and Republican Rhonda Santa's a former congressman now a machine recount in that race did not trigger an additional manual recount. But as of Thursday Gillam said, he's not planning to concede in support of these recounts. Democrats have adopt. A message that every vote must be counted. But the democratic candidates are also the ones who helped lower totals in both of these raises before the recounts started Republicans, including the president himself have claimed without evidence broad voter fraud carried out by Democrats. Trump is also suggested that certain counties are finding votes to support the Democrats in the recount he's tweeted that the elections should be called in favor of the Republicans that ballots are missing or forged. And that an honest vote count is not possible. That's quite a bit of rhetoric attacking our election process from the leader of our country. But is it unprecedented. And how much power does a president have over the outcome of election recounts? This is Kenny do that a podcast that explores the powers and limitations of the American presidency?."