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Florida Recount and Our Duties as Citizens

Florida Recount and Our Duties as Citizens

Déjà vu all over again.

I was Al Gore’s lawyer and oversaw 5 counties in the 2000 presidential recount. I worked Hernando county mostly, but we had fights in everyone of them. I had to bring my brother to keep the extremes’ right wing nuts from attacking me. It was a surreal time. The recount is way better than some phony investigation down the toad that lasts for years. This will be over in less than 30 more days.

Having said that, the issues in some Florida counties (think Broward) needs to be fixed.  It’s an embarrassment.

Machine recounts of the contested Senate, governor and agriculture commission race are now underway in all of Florida’s 67 counties.

Meanwhile, the head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Tuesday that his agency launched a “preliminary inquiry” last week into allegations of election improprieties in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

The recounts are the next step in deciding who will be Florida’s next U.S. Senator, governor and commissioner of agriculture. Unofficial totals reported to the state indicated the margin of all three races were within 0.05 percentage points, the threshold for a mandated machine recount.

Let the process work without the hyperbole and hysteria of sloganeering.  Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has said as much and he’s behind with the most to lose!

By law, the recounts must be completed by 3 p.m. Thursday. But as of Tuesday morning, it was unclear whether all of the state’s 67 counties would meet the deadline.

Democracies are messy but what’s the alternative?  We all have a right to voice our opinion and even protest but we can do it in a civil manner.  Impugning the system or candidates gets us nowhere.  There are many countries throughout the world who don’t have these rights.  We are Americans, let’s act like it and be good citizens of a wonderful nation.

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