No big deal, just Palm Beach County refusing to comply with the recount court order
Palm Beach County elections supervisor Susan Bucher is refusing to comply with a court order to submit “problem ballots copied by her staff but were not reviewed by the county’s Canvassing Board to ensure they were copied properly“:
It’s unacceptable that SOE Susan Bucher says she will not comply with the court order to submit overvotes and undervotes to the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board for review. Floridians deserve full transparency.
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) November 10, 2018
Rick Scott put out a statement saying “it’s irrelevant at this point” to debate if “it’s gross incompetence or intentional disregard for the rule of law”:
Rick Scott’s campaign says the Palm Beach County election supervisor has refused to comply with the court order submit vote counts. pic.twitter.com/unGpqhtpPt
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) November 10, 2018
It could be both, governor and should-be senator.
As for Bucher, she’s saying she can’t comply with the order:
EXCLUSIVE – Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher says it will be impossible to meet court ordered deadline to turn over ballots that her staff made decisions on – asking for emergency reconsideration hearing. @WPBF25News pic.twitter.com/MX3P9Gp16I
— Terri Parker (@wpbf_terri) November 9, 2018
And she’s been granted an emergency hearing tomorrow morning:
BREAKING: Palm Beach Co election chief files emergency court dox: She can't comply w/ judge's order to find damaged ballots copied by staff but not reviewed by canvas board. Hearing Sat morning before noon deadline to finish count @FloridaGOP @FlaDems @pbpost #FloridaRecount2018
— Christine Stapleton (@StapletonPBPost) November 10, 2018
See you Saturday!
Weird. The Palm Beach elections supervisor threatened to arrest reporters and it's not a bigger story https://t.co/0nualdTAK2
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 10, 2018