Trump: Florida Election Situation ‘Is A Disgrace’

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump blasted the continued counting of votes in Broward County, Florida, where Republicans allege malfeasance is occurring to try and sway the tight gubernatorial and Senate results.

“If you look at Broward County, they have had a horrible history. And if you look at the person in this case — a woman involved — she has had a horrible history, and all of a sudden, they’re finding votes out of nowhere,” Trump said, referencing ongoing tensions of vote counting in Florida.

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has blasted the Broward County supervisor Brenda Snipes, who Republicans allege is trying to steal votes for Democrats. Snipes has refused to say how long her tallying of votes will take despite Florida law provisions that it must be done by Saturday.

Trump flatly declared before departing, “What’s going on in Florida is a disgrace,” and later tweeted a new catchphrase for the phenomenon of finding new votes late into the election process, dubbing it “The Broward Effect.”