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Trump is telling Florida to ignore military ballots. Happy Veterans Day.

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Veterans and the military are nothing but political human shields to orange Mussolini.

Trump is telling Florida to ignore military ballots. Happy Veterans Day.

“The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged,” the commander in chief tweeted. “An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!”

As it happens, we do know where those votes came from: Among other sources, many of the ballots that arrive after Election Day are cast by military service members, contractors and dependents deployed overseas. Scott — a Navy veteran whose own administration snubbed several Florida-born Medal of Honor recipients to nominate him for the state’s new Military Hall of Fame in 2011 — should have known that from his time aboard a Pacific-based frigate. Indeed, the state he represents is one of the friendliest states of the union when it comes to accommodating overseas and military voters: It requires ballots to be sent to deployed service members at least 45 days before Election Day, and it counts those votes as long as they’re postmarked by Election Day and received in the voter’s home county within 10 days of the election — in this case, Nov. 16. Florida, in fact, has historically had a higher percentage of military personnel request and return mail-in ballots than any other state in the union.​
 

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I don't think we have ever had a president who is more disrespectful to our military and veterans than Trump.
 

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The President of the USA is deliberately trying to undermine confidence in the US electoral system in order to stop a recount that his party might lose. Let that just sink in for a moment.
 

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I like presidents who don't try to deny voting rights to the military.
 

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I like presidents who don't try to deny voting rights to the military.

Dude is in panic mode. This week will be epic. Keep an eye on the news. The pre-news buzz is deafening.
 

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The President of the USA is deliberately trying to undermine confidence in the US electoral system in order to stop a recount that his party might lose. Let that just sink in for a moment.

His knuckle-dragging supporters won’t care.
 

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Leave it to the dishonest OP and the fake news washington post to get it wrong as usual.
 

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I don't think we have ever had a president who is more disrespectful to our military and veterans than Trump.
Not just military and veterans, but also law enforcement.

Trump has repeatedly criticized veterans and their families, is using our current military as a political prop at the US-Mexico border, routinely criticizes law enforcement for lawful actions and is now actively trying to undermine confidence in American elections.

The next time a Trump supporter says they support the troops or back the blue, just laugh in their face, because they are blatant liars.
The President of the USA is deliberately trying to undermine confidence in the US electoral system in order to stop a recount that his party might lose. Let that just sink in for a moment.
The things Trump is actively doing, if done in any other country, would have nearly every citizen in this country accuse of him trying to create a dictatorship.
 

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Florida really has a counting & ballot-integrity problem. They were unable to actually state "we have X ballots cast, with Y provisionally and Z absentee", which apparently was supposed to be done with 48 hours. Ballots are supposed to follow a chain of custody and there should be no delay in being able to count those ballots.
 

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Leave it to the dishonest OP and the fake news washington post to get it wrong as usual.
Please enlighten us as to what specifically is wrong?

Trump and his allies don’t accept the very notion of objective facts. “Fake news” doesn’t mean actual false reporting; it means any report that hurts Trump, no matter how solidly verified.
 

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Please enlighten us as to what specifically is wrong?

Trump and his allies don’t accept the very notion of objective facts. “Fake news” doesn’t mean actual false reporting; it means any report that hurts Trump, no matter how solidly verified.

Well if you had been reading or live here then you would know.

Turns out the ballots they are talking about are the ballots that someone found in a lock or in a car or somehwere else.
it was also found out that the out of 200 ballots that were spot checked by the commission at least 67 or more of them
were found to be illegal ballots cast. meaning that they did not meet the requirements of a legal ballot.

Provisional ballots and mail in ballots (except for military ones) must arrive before election day.
any ballots that arrive after election day do not get counted.

military ballots have an added time frame.

Provisional ballots must be checked and verified by the commissioning board for their validity.
 

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Leave it to the dishonest OP and the fake news washington post to get it wrong as usual.

Who could possibly refute all that counter evidence you brought? /s
 

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Trump said:
“The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged. An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!”

This is right up there with the "2 to 3 million illegal votes" claim he made about the 2016 election. I won't hold my breath on Trump citing where he got this information from other than the top of his head; you know...those round numbers that make your narrative convenient.
 

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Well if you had been reading or live here then you would know.

Turns out the ballots they are talking about are the ballots that someone found in a lock or in a car or somehwere else.
it was also found out that the out of 200 ballots that were spot checked by the commission at least 67 or more of them
were found to be illegal ballots cast. meaning that they did not meet the requirements of a legal ballot.

Provisional ballots and mail in ballots (except for military ones) must arrive before election day.
any ballots that arrive after election day do not get counted.

military ballots have an added time frame.

Provisional ballots must be checked and verified by the commissioning board for their validity.

You need to provide documentation for your accusations. You're bringing up stories from years ago, not the current election.
 

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You need to provide documentation for your accusations. You're bringing up stories from years ago, not the current election.

nope i am citing current stories that is happening now.

go read the paper.
 

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How many anti-Trumpers voted for Al Gore, or would have, in case you were too young to vote?
 

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nope i am citing current stories that is happening now.

go read the paper.

You're making the statements. It's up to you to document them. That's how debate works. Otherwise I'll assume you're just pulling stuff out of your ass.
 

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Veterans and the military are nothing but political human shields to orange Mussolini.

Trump is telling Florida to ignore military ballots. Happy Veterans Day.

“The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged,” the commander in chief tweeted. “An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!”

As it happens, we do know where those votes came from: Among other sources, many of the ballots that arrive after Election Day are cast by military service members, contractors and dependents deployed overseas. Scott — a Navy veteran whose own administration snubbed several Florida-born Medal of Honor recipients to nominate him for the state’s new Military Hall of Fame in 2011 — should have known that from his time aboard a Pacific-based frigate. Indeed, the state he represents is one of the friendliest states of the union when it comes to accommodating overseas and military voters: It requires ballots to be sent to deployed service members at least 45 days before Election Day, and it counts those votes as long as they’re postmarked by Election Day and received in the voter’s home county within 10 days of the election — in this case, Nov. 16. Florida, in fact, has historically had a higher percentage of military personnel request and return mail-in ballots than any other state in the union.​

Trump also didn't visit Arlington Cemetery on Veteran's Day yesterday, and this guy has the gall to criticize football players for not standing for the National Anthem.
 

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Veterans and the military are nothing but political human shields to orange Mussolini.

Trump is telling Florida to ignore military ballots. Happy Veterans Day.

“The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged,” the commander in chief tweeted. “An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!”

As it happens, we do know where those votes came from: Among other sources, many of the ballots that arrive after Election Day are cast by military service members, contractors and dependents deployed overseas. Scott — a Navy veteran whose own administration snubbed several Florida-born Medal of Honor recipients to nominate him for the state’s new Military Hall of Fame in 2011 — should have known that from his time aboard a Pacific-based frigate. Indeed, the state he represents is one of the friendliest states of the union when it comes to accommodating overseas and military voters: It requires ballots to be sent to deployed service members at least 45 days before Election Day, and it counts those votes as long as they’re postmarked by Election Day and received in the voter’s home county within 10 days of the election — in this case, Nov. 16. Florida, in fact, has historically had a higher percentage of military personnel request and return mail-in ballots than any other state in the union.​

This is only a preview of what's to come in 2020. The guy has no idea how elections work. Hence the, I won the popular vote b/c millions of illegals voted. I guess he must think write-in ballots are from illegals...
 

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Well if you had been reading or live here then you would know.

Turns out the ballots they are talking about are the ballots that someone found in a lock or in a car or somehwere else.
it was also found out that the out of 200 ballots that were spot checked by the commission at least 67 or more of them
were found to be illegal ballots cast. meaning that they did not meet the requirements of a legal ballot.

Provisional ballots and mail in ballots (except for military ones) must arrive before election day.
any ballots that arrive after election day do not get counted.

military ballots have an added time frame.

Provisional ballots must be checked and verified by the commissioning board for their validity.
Well, this is all I need to know:

In Florida Senate Recount Lawsuit, Judge Says No Sign of Vote Fraud by Election Officials
 

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Please enlighten us as to what specifically is wrong?

Trump and his allies don’t accept the very notion of objective facts. “Fake news” doesn’t mean actual false reporting; it means any report that hurts Trump, no matter how solidly verified.

President didn't suggest that Florida should "ignore military votes". Just another communist lie.
 

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Cadet Bone-spurs doesn't give two ****s about our military men or women.
 

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Florida really has a counting & ballot-integrity problem. They were unable to actually state "we have X ballots cast, with Y provisionally and Z absentee", which apparently was supposed to be done with 48 hours. Ballots are supposed to follow a chain of custody and there should be no delay in being able to count those ballots.

This is a serious problem. Every State has laws about how to handle the vote. They have time limits, because, you know, you can't just say you found a box of votes somewhere 2 days after the election and expect them to be included. Or they mix in provisional ballots with regular ballots and you don't know what should count and what shouldn't.

But there seems to be people that feel that, when an election is close, we should ignore the rules and "every vote should count". That's banana republic stuff. That's dangerous to the validity of our elections.
 

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President didn't suggest that Florida should "ignore military votes". Just another communist lie.

He said that we should only go with the results from election night. That means ignoring additional absentee and provisional ballots, which includes military ballots.
 
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