Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to suspend current Broward Sheriff Scott Israel for his agency’s role in the Parkland massacre.
Marc CaputoFriday, Gov. DeSantis is expected to name Broward’s first African-American sheriff, Gregory Tony, replacing Sheriff Israel
A former Coral Springs cop, he runs his own security firm, is friend of a Parkland dad & was an FSU walk-on who was named a starter
Florida’s old GOP governor and new GOP governor appear to be on a collision course.
Marc CaputoAn “inconsiderate” Scott leaves DeSantis camp fuming at the way, they say, the former guv frustrated & slighted his successor —from 11th hour appointments to throwing a rival inaugural ball to hosting a party at the Gov Mansion after DeSantis fam moves in
Marc CaputoThere are reasonable grounds to assume that Broward County’s bad ballot design may have cost Sen. Bill Nelson the election after all
By one calculation, Nelson would’ve won Florida by 641 votes. Instead of losing by 10,033.
History turns on such quirks
Marc CaputoFL’s US Senate race is over. Privately Nelson’s own top backers admit this.
But the FL Dem Party is still fundraising as if Nelson has a shot.
This money enriches lawyers. It doesn’t do what Fla Dems needed to do: register & turnout more voters
Marc CaputoSen. Bill Nelson just called Gov. Rick Scott and conceded Florida’s race for U.S Senate.
We were first showed you why it was done 2 days ago
Gillum could still contest the election by filing a lawsuit<b> </b>within 10 days of the election being officially certified.
Marc CaputoRon DeSantis is almost certain to be guv-elect after the 3pm automatic machine recount finishes & shows him ahead of Andrew Gillum by a margin greater than the quarter-percent point needed to trigger a manual recount
Here's why Gillum likely wont concede
In an interview with CNN on Tuesday night, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes contradicted her attorney in denying that her department had included invalid ballots in vote totals sent to the state.
Marc CaputoThe nation is now witnessing what reporters, political scientists and lawyers have faced for more than a decade in trying to get straight answers out of Broward County's elections office: changing and contradictory answers, when they're given at all
In all, one official said, 147 voters returned ballots through email, but only 10 were purely email-to-email interactions.
Marc CaputoFlorida voters aren't supposed to cast ballots by email. Some did in hurricane-wracked Bay County, where the supervisor said his goal is to get more people to vote.
Gov. Rick Scott's response? Crickets.
Democrats note its a Republican-heavy county
So many controversies have bedeviled Snipes that her days in office are numbered, insiders and lawmakers say.
Marc Caputo“What she’s demonstrated over the years is a series of mistakes that rise above the level of negligence and into incompetence”
Marc CaputoBroward County's controversial election chief, Brenda Snipes, announces she's quitting (h/t @browardpolitics). We'll move a story in a sec
Shes leaving before she gets suspended by either Gov. Scott or soon-to-be Gov. DeSantis. That story is here.
The Senate race will be recounted, and the governor’s race could be close behind.
Marc CaputoSix recounts
A US Senate seat
The governors mansion
Two state House seats
A state Senate seat
And the nation's biggest swing state.
Marc Caputo🚨FLORIDA ELECTION DRAMA
Gov. Rick Scott, who’s watching his lead v. Sen. Bill Nelson erode as more ballots are revealed & tabulated in Democrat-rich Broward & Palm Beach counties, will address the matter tonight in Tallahasseee at a press conference.
A Democratic blue wave might still come. But so could a Republican red tide.
Marc CaputoI know the trolls who give me grief over accurate stories I write won't actually take their words back when events prove me right.
So this AUGUST 13, 2018 story --"'Where's the blue wave?' Voter data show Florida Democrats aren't surging"-- is for y'all