President Donald Trump tweeted his rage over the razor-thin electoral margins — and potential recounts and runoffs — in Georgia and Florida.
Trump claimed Republicans Brian Kemp and Rick Scott had won their respective gubernatorial and senatorial bids, and promoted a conspiracy that Democrats are fabricating votes in Florida.
President Donald Trump tweeted his rage about razor-thin electoral margins in Georgia and Florida, asserting unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud in Florida.
Trump claimed on Friday that Georgia’s secretary of state, Republican Brian Kemp, had defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams in the state’s gubernatorial race, despite the fact that the race remains too close to call.
“It’s time to move on!” the president wrote.
With ballots still being counted, Abrams is closing Kemp’s narrow lead and the contest may be heading towards a runoff.
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Trump also continued pushing the GOP conspiracy that local Florida elections officials — specifically in Democratic-leaning Broward County — are commit ing electoral fraud by miscounting or making up votes in order to swing the election for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.
Trump claimed during a news conference on Friday morning that Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican candidate for Senate, had “easily won” the election. As of Friday morning, Scott had a 15,000 vote lead over Nelson, which is well within the margin for an automatic recount.
“You mean they are just now finding votes in Florida and Georgia – but the Election was on Tuesday? Let’s blame the Russians and demand an immediate apology from President Putin!” Trump tweeted.
Scott claimed on Thursday that “unethical liberals” and “left-wing activists” will “find as many votes as it takes to try to win this election.” Other prominent …read more
Source:: Business Insider