Florida and recount in the same sentence – that is more than enough to give many people headaches and nightmares for days. After Jill Stein was successful at obtaining recounts in several battleground states including Michigan and Wisconsin, two Floridians have filed their lawsuit asking for a recount.
The voters, who are from Osceola and Volusia counties, say they are challenging the election results because they believe Hillary Clinton won the Sunshine State, not Donald Trump.
The plaintiffs say they firmly believe that Russian hackers and other technical issues may have helped Trump win the White House. They also say that they have received numerous reports of people being turned away at voting polls on Election Day.
Florida officials have denied the claims that there has been widespread fraud during the election. In the suit filed in Leon Circuit Court, the two Floridians requested a hand recount of every paper ballot in the Sunshine State.
Clint Curtis, a lawyer representing the pair, said he believes that the suit will at best be taken into consideration after December 19 – when Electoral College voters will cast their ballots for Trump – or will be tossed out.
The lawyer also said that he hopes that Trump, who has slammed the other recount efforts, will back the suit in the Sunshine State. Curtis said:
“He’s mentioned he wants to fix the rigged system. 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.”
Trump recently made headlines by falsely claiming that he won the popular vote and adding that millions of illegals voted last month. The billionaire said:
“In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
“It would have been much easier for me to win the so-called popular vote than the Electoral College in that I would only campaign in 3 or 4- states instead of the 15 states that I visited. I would have won even more easily and convincingly (but smaller states are forgotten)!”
Many online commenters are not taking this case seriously.