Trump Tweets "FRAUD" as Democrat Sinema Takes Lead in Arizona Senate Race

Democrats gain ground in Arizona, Florida, and Georgia. Sinema ahead in Arizona. Fraud charges come from both sides.

For good measure Trump goes after Arizona Senator Jeff Flake who decided to not run for reelection.

Lawsuit Filed

CNBC reports Sinema Leads in Arizona Senate Race that is Still Too Close to Call

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema took a tiny lead Thursday over Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the Arizona contest, which NBC News considers too close to call. The Democrat holds an edge of only 0.5 percentage points, or about 9,000 votes, in a race that will help to determine how wide Republicans can make their Senate majority starting in January.

Republicans have challenged the process of counting mail-in ballots — which account for about three-fourths of Arizona's votes — in the state's two largest counties. The lawsuit, which a judge will hear Friday, targets the practice of Maricopa and Pima Counties allowing voters to fix issues with their ballots for up to five days after Election Day. The state has a tedious process of matching signatures on voters' registration forms to those on their ballots, and the counties let voters fix signature problems for days after the election.

The litigation could potentially cap the number of votes counted in the race, in which every ballot will be critical due to the tight margin. The result of the contest has huge stakes for what President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans can accomplish in the next Congress.

400,000 Votes Still Uncounted

> At least 400,000 votes were still uncounted as of Friday morning, according to The Associated Press. Maricopa County — the state's largest — leans Democratic. About 375,000 votes were outstanding in the county as of Thursday night, according to the AP.

Once again it may matter what precincts those uncounted votes votes are from. If they are from Phoenix, Simema is highly likely to win and may be probable in any case.

Spotlight Florida and Georgia

Meanwhile, a Recount Looms In Florida Republican Victories As Suspicions About Possible Vote-Tampering Emerge

​As of Friday morning, the margin between Scott and Nelson had shrunk to approximately 15,000 votes.

More than 24,700 voted in Broward county for a gubernatorial candidate but not a US Senate candidate, which has led both Democrats and Republicans to suspect that the other side is up to something.

Both Sen. Marco Rubio and former Trump aid Marc Caputo have shared evidence on twitter that could suggest that Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes, who was first appointed in 2003 by former Gov. Jeb Bush, may have tampered with the vote. As Rubio pointed out, Nelson has retained Democratic lawyer Marc Elias to help with the recount effort. Elias has said it's "not plausible" that so many people voted in lower level races but didn't cast ballots in the governors' race.

This will not get settled for days.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (30)
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Does anyone else find it strange that Broward County is in the news again? Wasn't this one of the "Hanging Chad" focal points?


Any doubt USSA isn't a full blown banana republic lol ,rename theDNC the new democratic fascist party!See this crap in port au prince or managua lol!


It is amazing.

In any close election, time after time, the democrat candidate miraculously finds just enough votes to win well after election night.

Now if this was just random occurrences, you would think it would help the republican candidates about half the time.

Every time it favors the democrat.

But there is no voter fraud....

"It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes." -- Joseph Stalin


"More than 24,700 voted in Broward county for a gubernatorial candidate but not a US Senate candidate, which has led both Democrats and Republicans to suspect that the other side is up to something."

So I'm a born and raised Floridian and can shine some light on this. Andrew Gillum was/is the democrat running for governor and he is an African-American. Florida also uses constitutional amendments to drive voter turnout. One of the big ones this year was to reinstate the voting rights of convicted felons, which disproportionately effects African-American men in the state. So the dems were obviously targeting a large turn-out of African-Americans, which also happen to be a large minority in Broward County (home to Ft Lauderdale for you party hounds).

They came out to vote for Gillum. That does not translate into votes for Bill Nelson, the incumbent democratic senator. Nelson is a multi-multi-millionaire scion of a large cattle ranching family from my neck of the woods (Brevard County, think NASA). He is about as conservative, pro-business as you will ever find in the democratic party. He is really only a democrat because he started in politics at a time when Florida was a Southern Democrat stronghold.

Decent black folks know where their bread is buttered, and it isn't with Nelson. Or Rick Scott for the matter. Nelson was born with a silver spoon in his mouth in the form of tens of thousands of acres of prime Florida real estate. Rick Scott stole his millions by defrauding Medicare as CEO of HealthSouth Corp.

I apologize to all of you from the Great State of Florida.


McSally is a bonified NUT...but of course Mish provides no context!