More Florida fun! Sen. Bill Nelson sues to protect ‘unconventionally marked ballots’
As Twitchy reported earlier, Palm Beach County has been granted a five-day extension on its recount, so it might be December before we know who won in Florida.
That leaves more time for lawsuits, too. Now Sen. Bill Nelson is suing to block Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s office from rejecting ballots that were “unconventionally marked.” Are we back into hanging chad territory? It’s looking that way.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 13, 2018
Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-Fla.) campaign filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to bar Florida’s top elections official from rejecting unconventionally marked ballots.
The lawsuit argues that Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s office could reject ballots on which a voter may have marked a selection in more than one way.
Such ballots may appear as overvotes or undervotes — ballots on which a voters’ selections either exceed or fall below the maximum number of selections allowed — in vote-counting machines and therefore may have been overlooked by county election officials.
The Nelson campaign’s lawsuit asks a judge to ensure that such ballots are counted should the Senate race go to a hand recount.
So is this one of those deals like in 2000 where someone has to interpret for whom the voter meant to cast his ballot?
Smacks of panic.
— TrumpetteTisch ❤ 💪 🇺🇸 (@ConlonTisch) November 13, 2018
NO on overvotes- the correct process is to request a new ballot & start over. There is no way to determine if the ballot has been altered once cast.
— SwampSagacity (@Swamp_Sagacity) November 13, 2018
You mean signatures don't match or they come from the grave. Strating packing up your office Bill we need a real Senator who works and shows up.
— Steve Hosid (@stevehosid) November 13, 2018
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 13, 2018
— Barbara Mcentyre (@Barbara_Ann_M) November 13, 2018
What the heck is happening?
— YoSissyFL (@yoSissyNY) November 13, 2018
Jesus, concede already, you crook. Do you seriously think you'll have any legitimacy if you steal this election?
— Boof Tannen (@LetItBurnUSA) November 13, 2018
I used to have a lot of respect for @SenBillNelson; however, after this fiasco, I have lost respect for him. Instead of bowing out gracefully, and accepting defeat, he has to play dirty politics. I thought he was better than that, but apparently I was wrong.
— Wendy (@Wenday_M) November 13, 2018
Nelson wants all votes counted, legal and illegal.
— Jim Brueckner (@RealGreyrider) November 13, 2018
Go home Bill, you’re DRUNK! Sen. Bill Nelson calls for a recount in Florida’s Senate race and we can’t EVEN https://t.co/20s8kUj9ig
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 7, 2018