Three Central Florida Voters Sue For Recount
In the wake of President-Elect Donald Trump filling his cabinet, three central Florida voters are working an unlikely bid to overturn the presidential election results.
On Monday a lawsuit was filed in Leon Circuit Court by these voters suggesting Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, actually won the state of Florida. The plaintiffs, voters in Osceola and Volusia counties, are accusing the state’s official election results to be wrong due to hacking, malfunctioning voting machines and other problems.
In the lawsuit they are asking for a hand recount of every paper ballot in the state, which they say would come at the expense of defendants including Trump, Gov. Rick Scott and the 29 Republican presidential electors from Florida.
Clint Curtis, an Orlando attorney representing the plaintiffs, told USA Today that time isn’t on the plaintiffs side. He said the defendants may not respond before the Electoral College meets on December 19th.
“They can ignore it entirely,” he said to USA Today.
The official counts put Trump at more than 4.6 million votes in Florida, which beat out Clinton by more than 112,000 votes. Curtis explained to USA Today that he hoped Trump, who quickly dismissed any recount efforts elsewhere, would get behind a recount in Florida.
“He’s mentioned he wants to fix the rigged system,” he said. “This will give the opportunity to do that. If it were a normal politician, I’d say our chances are very slim. But it’s not a normal politician — it’s Donald Trump.”
He explained that he received a big amount of reports from voters in Florida of problems on election day. Some problems included people being turned away at the polls and being told they had already voted.
The Florida Division of Elections officials only reported a few “minor issues” on election day though.