Protesters arrive for second day outside Broward election office, chant 'Every vote counts!'
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Protesters have gathered outside of the Broward County Board of Elections office for another day as President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE continues to fuel claims of voter fraud in the midterm elections in Florida.

The protesters could be seen in videos online holding up signs in support of Democratic and Republican candidates in the Senate and gubernatorial races in the state as vote counting continues to drag on in the office. 

Many Republican protesters are enraged at Brenda Snipes, the county’s supervisor of elections, and claim she is corrupt following a number of tweets shared by Trump suggesting foul play in the county as Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) lead over Democratic incumbent Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William Nelson Trump, facing trouble in Florida, goes all in NASA names DC headquarters after agency's first Black female engineer Mary W. Jackson NASA, SpaceX and the private-public partnership that caused the flight of the Crew Dragon MORE in the state’s Senate race continues to shrink.


"If you look at Broward County, they have had a horrible history," Trump said Friday. "And if you look at the person, in this case a woman, involved, she has had a horrible history, and all of the sudden they’re finding votes out of nowhere and Rick Scott, who won, you know it was close, who won by a comfortable margin, every couple of hours it goes down by a little bit.” 

Trump was referring to counting issues that have plagued Snipes’s office in the years leading up to the 2018 midterm elections. 

Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R) joined Trump in taking aim at Snipes this week, saying on Saturday that he finds it “unfortunate that we have seen such blatant irresponsibility from the Broward Supervisor of Elections.”

“The voters of this state expect that they should know how many ballots have been cast and for who on election night,” Lopez-Cantera said. “That is what the state statues provide. These supervisors of elections were in blatant violation of state statue.” 

So far, three statewide races in Florida are heading for recounts after a key deadline for county election officials to submit unofficial vote tallies passed on Saturday.