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Bill Nelson Sues Hurricane-Ravaged County for Accepting 158 Emailed/Faxed Votes

Posted by FactReal on November 15, 2018

But that didn’t apply to Republican areas like Bay County, Florida, which was battered by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018 – two weeks before the start of early voting in that county.

Remember, Nelson and other Democrats are trying to legalize illegal/invalid Democrat votes by filing several lawsuits to try to change Florida election laws after losing on Election Day.

Tampa Bay TImes: Bill Nelson sues for fax, email voting records from Bay County

Democrat Bill Nelson has filed a recount-related lawsuit. Again.

The incumbent candidate for U.S. Senate, who has filed two other lawsuits in the past week, is suing Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Andersen for copies of vote-by-mail ballots received via e-mail or fax.

Andersen allegedly failed to comply with a records request sent Monday, according to a complaint filed Wednesday.

The supervisor told the Times/Herald on Monday that 11 ballots were accepted by email and 147 ballots were domestically faxed in, though state statute does not allow emailed ballots, and faxing in ballots is only permitted for military and voters overseas. […]

Republican candidate Gov. Rick Scott won roughly 74 percent of the vote in Bay County.

Andersen defended his decision, noting the Bay County voters who were displaced by the storm that rocked the heavily Republican coastal county one month ago.

AccuWeather video: Mexico Beach, FL aerial damage survey after Hurricane Michael (Oct. 18, 2018)

CNN: Hurricane Michael aftermath: Thousands join recovery efforts as many residents remain missing (October 14, 2018)

As residents pick up the pieces after Hurricane Michael, and teams comb through rubble in search of survivors, authorities say it could be weeks or months before a sense of normalcy returns to storm-ravaged Florida. […]

The widespread destruction has left many people living in dire conditions. Residents have been waiting in long lines to collect bottle water and ready-to-eat meals (MREs) at several distribution centers. Helicopters are also airdropping food and water to remote areas. […]

Every school in Bay County damaged, official says
The future of thousands of students also remains unclear, especially those in Bay County, where schools are closed until further notice.
“It’s not going to be a normal school year. There’s nothing normal about where we are right now,” Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt told CNN affiliate WMBB.
With the majority of its 26,000 students displaced and many schools deemed not safe because of the damage, officials are discussing alternative ways to get students back to the classroom or provide psychological aid for them.

More: Hurricane Michael: Bay County


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