Trump Tweets "FRAUD" as Democrat Sinema Takes Lead in Arizona Senate Race


Democrats gain ground in Arizona, Florida, and Georgia. Sinema ahead in Arizona. Fraud charges come from both sides.

For good measure Trump goes after Arizona Senator Jeff Flake who decided to not run for reelection.

Lawsuit Filed

CNBC reports Sinema Leads in Arizona Senate Race that is Still Too Close to Call

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema took a tiny lead Thursday over Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the Arizona contest, which NBC News considers too close to call. The Democrat holds an edge of only 0.5 percentage points, or about 9,000 votes, in a race that will help to determine how wide Republicans can make their Senate majority starting in January.

Republicans have challenged the process of counting mail-in ballots — which account for about three-fourths of Arizona's votes — in the state's two largest counties. The lawsuit, which a judge will hear Friday, targets the practice of Maricopa and Pima Counties allowing voters to fix issues with their ballots for up to five days after Election Day. The state has a tedious process of matching signatures on voters' registration forms to those on their ballots, and the counties let voters fix signature problems for days after the election.

The litigation could potentially cap the number of votes counted in the race, in which every ballot will be critical due to the tight margin. The result of the contest has huge stakes for what President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans can accomplish in the next Congress.

400,000 Votes Still Uncounted

> At least 400,000 votes were still uncounted as of Friday morning, according to The Associated Press. Maricopa County — the state's largest — leans Democratic. About 375,000 votes were outstanding in the county as of Thursday night, according to the AP.

Once again it may matter what precincts those uncounted votes votes are from. If they are from Phoenix, Simema is highly likely to win and may be probable in any case.

Spotlight Florida and Georgia

Meanwhile, a Recount Looms In Florida Republican Victories As Suspicions About Possible Vote-Tampering Emerge

​As of Friday morning, the margin between Scott and Nelson had shrunk to approximately 15,000 votes.

More than 24,700 voted in Broward county for a gubernatorial candidate but not a US Senate candidate, which has led both Democrats and Republicans to suspect that the other side is up to something.

Both Sen. Marco Rubio and former Trump aid Marc Caputo have shared evidence on twitter that could suggest that Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes, who was first appointed in 2003 by former Gov. Jeb Bush, may have tampered with the vote. As Rubio pointed out, Nelson has retained Democratic lawyer Marc Elias to help with the recount effort. Elias has said it's "not plausible" that so many people voted in lower level races but didn't cast ballots in the governors' race.

This will not get settled for days.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (30)
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Does anyone else find it strange that Broward County is in the news again? Wasn't this one of the "Hanging Chad" focal points?


Any doubt USSA isn't a full blown banana republic lol ,rename theDNC the new democratic fascist party!See this crap in port au prince or managua lol!


It is amazing.

In any close election, time after time, the democrat candidate miraculously finds just enough votes to win well after election night.

Now if this was just random occurrences, you would think it would help the republican candidates about half the time.

Every time it favors the democrat.

But there is no voter fraud....

"It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes." -- Joseph Stalin


"More than 24,700 voted in Broward county for a gubernatorial candidate but not a US Senate candidate, which has led both Democrats and Republicans to suspect that the other side is up to something."

So I'm a born and raised Floridian and can shine some light on this. Andrew Gillum was/is the democrat running for governor and he is an African-American. Florida also uses constitutional amendments to drive voter turnout. One of the big ones this year was to reinstate the voting rights of convicted felons, which disproportionately effects African-American men in the state. So the dems were obviously targeting a large turn-out of African-Americans, which also happen to be a large minority in Broward County (home to Ft Lauderdale for you party hounds).

They came out to vote for Gillum. That does not translate into votes for Bill Nelson, the incumbent democratic senator. Nelson is a multi-multi-millionaire scion of a large cattle ranching family from my neck of the woods (Brevard County, think NASA). He is about as conservative, pro-business as you will ever find in the democratic party. He is really only a democrat because he started in politics at a time when Florida was a Southern Democrat stronghold.

Decent black folks know where their bread is buttered, and it isn't with Nelson. Or Rick Scott for the matter. Nelson was born with a silver spoon in his mouth in the form of tens of thousands of acres of prime Florida real estate. Rick Scott stole his millions by defrauding Medicare as CEO of HealthSouth Corp.

I apologize to all of you from the Great State of Florida.


McSally is a bonified NUT...but of course Mish provides no context!


America should be a shining example to the world of how to run a democracy successfully, especially since Americans like to preach democracy to everyone else. Sadly, American democracy is a joke. America's two parties are BOTH so busy fighting each other, they barely notice the harm they are BOTH causing to their country. And then there is the Divider in Chief, preaching the Politics of Hate. My condolences to America.


Robert Reich America Rejects Trumpism Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Make no mistake: America has rejected Trumpism.

No one seriously expected the Senate to flip, because Democrats had to defend 26 seats in that chamber, compared with only nine held by Republicans.

The real battleground was the House, where Democrats had to achieve a net gain of 23 seats to get the 218 needed for a majority.

They did.

Trump wasn’t on the ballot but he made the election into a referendum on himself.

So Americans turned against House Republicans, who should have acted as a check on him but did nothing – in many cases magnifying his vileness.



The difference between a constitutional republic and a democracy is the difference between liberty and slavery.

“man is not free unless government is limited. As government expands, liberty contracts.”

The notion that every man that works a day on the road, or serves an idle hour in the militia, is entitled as of right to an equal participation in the whole power of the government, is most unreasonable, and has no foundation in justice.

the individual who contributes only one cent to the common stock, ought not to have the same power and influence in directing the property concerns of the partnership, as he who contributes his thousands. He will not have the same inducements to care, and diligence, and fidelity. His inducements and his temptation would be to divide the whole capital upon the principles of an agrarian law. Liberty, rightly understood, is an inestimable blessing, but liberty without wisdom, and without justice, is no better than wild and savage licentiousness.


its not fraud but it is an embarrassment. go back in time and look at how problems broward has had with vote counting. they need to get their act together.

back to trump. fanning flame and partisan rhetoric is the last thing we need here.

Jack Spurrior
Jack Spurrior

This will all end badly. I have several women in my family who think it is alright to badmouth other members of my family because they voted Republican to the point that they become exceedingly nasty. I don't like the Republicans but, I hate the hate coming out of the Democrats in my family. Neither party represents me. I am an anti-war, lets stop borrowing from the grandkids believer. When this debt bubble comes undone, we will need all the help we can find. How many millions are we going to borrow from the grandkids for these endless investigations. I totally disgusted in Florida



1. Republican Jeb! Bush made Democrat Brenda Snipes Broward County elections supervisor in 2003 as then Florida Governor.

2. Rebublican Rick Scott could have FIRED Brenda Snipes for CAUSE as Florida Governor after Brenda Snipes ILLEGALLY deleted all the ballots from the Democrat primary for 23rd Congressional District of Florida between Clintonite Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Bernie Sanders endorsed Tim Canova during the time while she was legally obligated to keep them and during Tim Canova fighting in Court to be allowed to inspect them and negotiating prices to be able to inspect them because Tim Canova suspected there was funny business in the Democratic primary in Florida for 23rd Congressional District of Florida in 2016 that Debbie Wasserman Schultz won despite being hated by most Democrats.

So Rick Scott did NOT do his job as a Governor. The job of Governor includes FIRING all incompetent officials especially after those officials have BROKEN THE LAW and there is clear CAUSE to fire them.

Now thanks to Rick Scott doing his job as Governor very poorly Democrat Brenda Sykes is running the count in Broward County and finding new Democrat votes to count all the time and NOT even giving out the total number of votes cast so there is NO LIMIT how many new Democrat votes they can find.

It seems Democrats will steal Florida Senator election away from Republican Rick Scott and may even steal the Florida Governors election away from Republican DeSantis.


It seems Democrat run Miami-Dade county has left THOUSANDS most likely Republican leaning mail-in ballots UNCOUNTED:

"Dozens of boxes filled with mail-in ballots are sitting inside a Miami-area mail distribution center, according to photos obtained by The Miami New Times.

The news outlet noted that the distribution center where the ballots are located is the same one that was evacuated in October after a mail bomb reached the facility.

The news about the ballots comes the same day Miami-Dade County announced it finished counting votes for the midterm elections, which includes hotly-contested Senate and gubernatorial races that have yet to be called.

Two unnamed sources alleged to The New Times that hundreds or thousands of ballots may still be in the distribution center.

A spokesperson for the Elections Department told the news outlet that it was aware of the development. Though the spokesperson added that any ballots not delivered to the Miami-Dade Elections Department by 7 p.m. on Election Day would not be counted.

"We do our best to educate voters that, if you’re voting vote-by-mail, then your ballot had to be at the Elections Department by Tuesday, November 6," she said. "Not everybody mailed back in time."

A spokesperson for the department did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill on Friday."

Democrats Art of Election Stealing is happening...

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