Donald Trump is again complaining about the recounts in the Florida elections and somehow confused counting votes with theft. He did this yesterday, too, as if he was totally unaware of how elections work and how recounts are triggered. A recount in Florida is automatically triggered in that state if two candidates are within 0.5 points of each other, and a hand recount is mandated with a margin of 0.25 points or less. It’s really not that complicated, but Trump is a conspiracy theorist.
“Trying to STEAL two big elections in Florida!” President Exclamation Mark tweeted from France. “We are watching closely!”
Trying to STEAL two big elections in Florida! We are watching closely!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018
Twitter users pounced.
You want to talk about ‘stealing elections’? Your BFF Vladimir Putin told us at the Helsinki Hostage Summit – that Russia helped YOU win your election against Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Wanna talk about stealing elections? Why don’t you support the investigations into that
— Tomi Ahonen (@tomiahonen) November 10, 2018
And I thought it was called counting votes. pic.twitter.com/eb73iMopGr
— iain mcintosh (@maccaprime) November 10, 2018
— Judy Brandt (@judywbrandt) November 10, 2018
Yes, yes, counting EVERY vote is some sort of Soros conspiracy. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/fDSN4yxFY0
— Don’t Leave Blank (@WTFisGoingOnDon) November 10, 2018
‘Trying to STEAL two big elections in Florida!’
Speaking of stealing…
‘The government is raking in billions of dollars from Trump’s tariffs. Americans are the ones paying’ 🤷♀️https://t.co/M7hcIhLsPj
— RynheartTheReluctant (@TheRynheart) November 10, 2018
As a veteran, I am deeply offended at the utter contempt this president has for the military. Congress, you listening? #hesnotfittorepresenthisgreatcountry . 150 veterens been posting this today individually
— weekender (@lovelifetodaypl) November 10, 2018
— J. Christophe (@jchristophemich) November 10, 2018
We are watching you as well. pic.twitter.com/7qeQzXoi2z
— Oliver G. Hardley (@oliverg2014) November 10, 2018
Counting all the votes is hardly stealing.
— Matt Johnson (@NCMattJ) November 10, 2018
You mean…..counting votes? Like….a democracy?
— Kara Wilson (@kara_ann_wilson) November 10, 2018
It’s called counting votes. It’s democracy at work.
— Jesus Twinkie (@jesus_twinkie) November 10, 2018
Spoken by an expert on stealing elections.
— Dave Matt (@davematt88) November 10, 2018
At least you’re admitting to it
— Andrew Cook (@andrewtothemoon) November 10, 2018
It’s called MATH. Asshole.
— Big Mets Fan (@bigmetsfan1) November 10, 2018
The Florida Department of Elections has found no evidence of criminal activity in Broward County’s handling of the midterm election Tuesday, despite claims of fraud by Gov. Rick Scott and Donald Trump.
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