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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:31 PM

Bill Nelson concedes Florida Senate race to Rick Scott

Source: CNN

(CNN)Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson on Sunday conceded the Florida Senate race to Republican Gov. Rick Scott, ending his re-election bid after the completion of a statewide recount.

Scott announced the concession in a statement, saying, "I just spoke with Senator Bill Nelson, who graciously conceded, and I thanked him for his years of public service."

Nelson will make a statement at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, his campaign announced.

The concession brings to conclusion a key Senate race that continued to be fought well after Election Day.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/18/politics/bill-nelson-rick-scott-florida-recount-result/index.html



I'm not happy about this. All the close elections were "pulled out" by the republicans (i.e., they cheated!)

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Reply Bill Nelson concedes Florida Senate race to Rick Scott (Original post)
George II Nov 2018 OP
Beakybird Nov 2018 #1
RhodeIslandOne Nov 2018 #2
RKP5637 Nov 2018 #4
Wuddles440 Nov 2018 #8
bdamomma Nov 2018 #20
BlueStater Nov 2018 #3
kimbutgar Nov 2018 #5
HockeyMom Nov 2018 #7
janterry Nov 2018 #9
Jake Stern Nov 2018 #11
BigmanPigman Nov 2018 #15
bdamomma Nov 2018 #21
BigmanPigman Nov 2018 #22
cloudythescribbler Nov 2018 #6
cstanleytech Nov 2018 #23
mastermind Nov 2018 #10
djacq Nov 2018 #12
HockeyMom Nov 2018 #14
mitch96 Nov 2018 #26
Mr.Bill Nov 2018 #13
The Liberal Lion Nov 2018 #16
wisteria Nov 2018 #17
amb123 Nov 2018 #18
Submariner Nov 2018 #19
geomon666 Nov 2018 #24
Dopers_Greed Nov 2018 #25
Post removed Nov 2018 #27

Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:35 PM

1. Sniff. Sob.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:36 PM

2. Rick Scott is a criminal

 

When you allow criminals to become the most powerful man in the state, of course they will steal everything they can.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:50 PM

4. It's stunning so many in Florida don't get what Scott is about. He's a damn crook

and a criminal that just missed getting jailed.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:21 PM

8. Actually I do think...

many Floridians do understand that Scott's a crook and they embrace it. It's the same reason that so many Americans are attracted to the Orange Anus and his crime family - they love the bad dude who's flaunting their disregard of the law and society's norms. Hillary was viciously attacked for referring to these degenerates as "deplorables". I think she was being overly generous to them.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:15 PM

20. The filthy

tRump mafia is setting the table for the 2020 election. Florida and Georgia suppressing votes, and not counting votes. WTF!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:41 PM

3. Florida is a miserable shell of its former self.

The days of Bob Graham and Lawton Chiles are long over.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:03 PM

5. I vowed to never set foot in Florida gain unless they go blue

Between the politics and the stand your ground laws. Not a dime of my money will ever go to Florida. I refuse to go there on a cruise or back to Disneyworld.

Crazy state with cray cray repuke voters. How they could have elects the crook skeletor in the first place as governor and now senator is appalling. When the global warming gets worst and there is leadership as the head of state who denys it, that state is doomed.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:18 PM

7. I moved out of Florida 2 years ago

Naples, Florida, the "hometown" of Rick Scott. Damn, the man is from ILLINOIS, not Florida. He is God in that part of Florida. I worked in Collier Public Schools. The Fraud, Space Alien couldn't last more than an hour in a public school without making the little children cry.

Thought I was done with him after moving, but now he is inflicted on the rest of the country in the Senate.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:21 PM

9. Left Tally 2 years ago

I told my daughter I would never go back again. She was born there and lived most of her life there.

We have many friends left in the state. But, I'm done

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:42 PM

11. Moved away in 2012

Couldn't stand what had become of Florida.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:08 PM

15. I said the same thing last night, word for word.

I am officially boycotting the state, and GA too now.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:17 PM

21. Both states

screwed good candidates Stacy, and Gillum. So sad.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:24 PM

22. I told my sister about my boycott today

and she said she has a long list of states she will NEVER set foot in (all deep red of coarse). My family is heavy duty Dem....always has been. My 103 year old grandmom died 3 years ago and she lived in FL. She was always so proud to be the only one in her neighborhood to have a Dem yard sign.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:08 PM

6. Both Dem leadership AND msm say little about voter suppression & provisional ballots in FL and GA

The decisive issues (explored very clearly in the 2016 elections by Greg Palast) are the policies of voter suppression, usually giving the GOP an edge of at least several hundred thousand improperly purged voters, overwhelmingly Democratic-leaning, that seem NOT to be the focus, including the NY Times, in either the recount laws OR the party actions and press coverage. We DO hear a lot about under votes, overvotes, requiring an exact (subjectively decided) signature match in FL, and a plethora of lawsuits, but the elephant(s) in the room are danced around systematically, with the mainstream media and Democratic Party national leadership like a horde of Baryshnikovs doing the evasive dancing. Grassroots Democrats like from DU need to bring systematic pressure, sometimes perhaps through (where I am quite limited) organizations like "Our Revolution" but also otherwise, including in the netsphere or stuff originating here, on these "Greg Palast" election stealing issues

The problem is NOT just with the GOP but the Democratic Party leadership and the mainstream media -- and ONLY grassroots Democrats are at all likely to make the ENORMOUS STINK about this to become unavoidable, as it has been avoided successfully so far.

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Response to cloudythescribbler (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:48 PM

23. To be fair whats needed is irrefutable evidence of deliberate voter suppression and

I mean truly damning evidence like an audio recording of a meeting where they discussed and planned how to do it and why they were doing it.
Until that emerges the media wont really do much reporting because they will conclude that most of the public will view it as as unsubstantiated claims by someone that's butt hurt over losing an election.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:34 PM

10. Fascist republican voter suppression

 

pus 100's of millions koch brothers pac money destroyed democracy in Florida.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:45 PM

12. Florida just slapped the face of the Parkland Students.

The South is still the South.

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Response to djacq (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:02 PM

14. Northern Florida is the South

Southern Florida ISN'T the South. Anyone who has lived in Florida has heard that many, many times.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 10:28 AM

26. Yup, learned that when I moved here years ago...

Florida, the only state where South is North and North is South....

I realize all this "Hate Florida" makes you feel better and I believe we should close this chapter and move on and think of 2020...
What can we do in the Democratic Party of Florida to correct this problem with the rePukes..
Approving ex felons to vote is a big step. How can we control the narrative so gerrymandering gets squashed? How can we correct voter suppression... I think after all this "feel good" hate Florida rhetoric is over we should get down to work for the future.
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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:02 PM

13. If Beto O'Rourke announced he was moving to Florida

Rubio and Scott would shit their pants.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:16 PM

16. This makes more more sad than the Gillum concession

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:45 PM

17. Many western PA retirees are moving to Florida.

 

Many of these folks, love their guns, are racist, and voted for Trump.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:49 PM

18. It's official. Florida goes Fascist.

Watch every "alt-right" organization move their headquarters to Florida. They now have pals in the Governor's Mansion and the US Senate.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:01 PM

19. The majority in Florida loves Red Tide Rick and hates Fish & Wildlife

enjoy your dead manatees, dead porpoises, fish kills, stinky water, dead sea turtles, foul water quality, lousy tasting fish and shellfish in your shithole seafood restaurants, and all from voting for Red Tide Rick 8 years ago.

Don't ever ask for Federal aid again. Just f**k off. Florida disgusts me.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 12:54 AM

24. I hate this fucking state.

So done living here.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 09:16 AM

25. Florida blows it again

It just sucks that their redneck residents are going to be turning our states Fascist after they're under water due to global warming.

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