Politics

Florida Voters File Lawsuit For Election Recount

| by Ray Brown

Three Florida voters have filed a lawsuit to force a recount in their state, which President-elect Donald Trump won by more than 100,000 votes.

And not only do the voters want a hand recount, but they want it to be paid for by Trump, Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, and the state's 29 Republican presidential electors, reported the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper.

However, the nation's electors meet on Dec. 19, meaning there isn't much time to mount a lawsuit for a recount in one of the country's most populous states.

In fact, the defendants could “just ignore it entirely,” said Clint Curtis, an attorney for the plaintiffs.

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But Curtis nonetheless hopes Trump supports a recount in Florida.

“He’s mentioned he wants to fix the rigged system,” Curtis said, according to MSN.com. “This will give the opportunity to do that. If it were a normal politician, I’d say our chances are very slim. But it’s not a normal politician — it’s Donald Trump.”

That's unlikely considering Trump has blasted Green Party leader Jill Stein for her efforts to mount recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

“The Green Party scam to fill up their coffers by asking for impossible recounts is now being joined by the badly defeated & demoralized Dems,” Trump tweeted on Nov. 26.

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Stein raised more than $4.5 million through online fundraisers to pay for the lawsuits in those states.

The Wisconsin recount is currently being conducted, reported CBS News.

In Michigan, Republicans counter-sued against a recount, but a federal judge ordered the recount to take place.

In Pennsylvania, the Green Party dropped its lawsuit for a recount. 

Sources: Tallahassee Democrat, CBS News, Donald J. Trump/Twitter / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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