Writing at The American Spectator, Larry Thornberry explains that it is almost assured that Ron DeSantis will be the next governor of the Sunshine State. He writes:
After the results of required machine recount are in, it is almost a dead-bang certainty that Republican Ron DeSantis will be certified as the winner of Florida’s governor’s race next Tuesday. In the recount, which cost the state a packet, led to numerous lawsuits, and to a bunch of heated accusations by representatives of both sides, Democrat Andrew Gillum gained a net of one vote (ONE!), and still trails DeSantis by 33,360 votes, enough to avoid a manual recount.
In normal times this would be enough to declare game, set, and match. But these aren’t normal times. And Democrats have rooms full of lawyers on hand to file suits on the basis of anything they can dream up and engage in every delaying tactic known to man, and some just thought up for this occasion.
The counties — the infamous Broward, as well as Palm Beach and Hillsborough — did not file recount totals with the State Attorney’s office by Thursday’s 3 p.m. deadline. By state statute those counties’ totals will be the unofficial totals they submitted last Saturday. So after all the fuss, feathers, expense, and the sheer cavalcade of incompetence we’ve witnessed out of the Broward elections office this week, none of their machine recount totals will be reflected in the final official vote.
A Florida circuit judge ruled Wednesday that Palm Beach County could have five more days to get their machine recount totals in. But a federal judge took over jurisdiction and voided that order. Democrats won’t like this. And it’s a good bet they will sue for more time. But it’s hard to see on what grounds they could prevail.
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