Article by Bryan Howard
November 9, 2018
Florida Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips ruled in favor of Florida Governor Rick Scott in his law suite over the Broward county unwilling to follow the laws in the election process. Rick Scott was requesting that Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes needed to turn over all public records accounting for the voting for Broward County. Snipes was not cooperating with the rules of law by providing any details to the amount of votes, for how many votes have been counted, or how many votes are left to be counted.
Rick Scott lawsuit stated:
Voting in the 2018 General Election concluded November 6, 2018. Two days after voting has concluded, the Supervisor Of Elections is unwilling to disclose records revealing how many electors voted, how many ballots have been canvassed, and how many ballots remain to be canvassed. The lack of transparency raises substantial concerns about the validity of the election process. An emergency hearing is necessary as the Canvassing Board is obligated to submit the unofficial elections results to the Division of Elections by noon November 10, 2018. A recount in at least two, possibly three, of the statewide races appears likely. Plaintiffs seek an immediate, emergency hearing of this matter pursuant to section 119.11, Florida Statutes; an Order from this Court declaring Defendants to be in breach of their constitutional and statutory duties to permit access to public records; and an Order from this Court compelling Defendants to provide Plaintiffs with access to those records.
The Judge decided Snipes broke the Constitutional law in Broward County election and ruled she must turn over all records that were requested.
The Judge ruled all records most be handed over to Rick Scott’s campaign by 7 PM Friday night!