Protesters Shout ‘Every Vote Counts’ in Front of Broward Election Office
— Ron Allen (@RonAllenNBC) November 10, 2018
Protesters are back outside the Broward County election office for the second day in a row.
In a video shared by NBC’s Ron Allen on Saturday, protesters are seen holding signs for both Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum.
“Every vote counts, every vote counts,” they are heard chanting in the clip.
The second day of protests comes as Florida’s secretary of state has ordered a recount in both the governor and US Senate races.
It also comes as Republicans increasingly point fingers at Brenda Snipes, the county’s supervisor of elections.
Trump even personally called out Snipes — who he noted was “in this case a woman” — for her “horrible history.”
“If you look at Broward County, they have had a horrible history,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “And if you look at the person, in this case a woman, involved, she has had a horrible history, and all of the sudden they’re finding votes out of nowhere and Rick Scott, who won, you know it was close, who won by a comfortable margin, every couple of hours it goes down by a little bit.”
On Saturday, state election monitors that were stationed in Broward County announced that there was no indication of criminal activity in the county, downplaying claims of fraud in the Florida vote.
The recount, as ordered by the Secretary of State, was required because the votes fell within a margin of 0.5%, making the second count required by law.
Watch above, via Twitter