Chuck Schumer made a prediction about the Florida recount that caught Trump off guard
Democrats are doing everything they can to change the results in Florida.
Massive irregularities have been uncovered.
And now Chuck Schumer is making a prediction about the recounts that is bad news for Trump.
Recounts are still ongoing in the Florida Gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races.
At the start of the recount, Democrat incumbent Senator Bill Nelson trailed Republican Rick Scott by 12,000 votes.
But Chuck Schumer is saying he believes there is an “excellent chance” that Nelson will come out victorious after the recount is over.
Sen. Bill Nelson is down by more than 12,000 votes as his re-election campaign heads into a recount. But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says if all the votes are counted, Nelson is the favorite to win re-election.
In an unusual joint press conference Tuesday, Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Nelson (D-Fla.) laid into Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) for making claims of “voter fraud” and charging that Democrats want to “steal” the election from him. And Schumer was characteristically sunny about Nelson’s prospects despite being behind by a significant margin before the recount.
“Republicans know that if this recount is conducted fairly and thoroughly that Sen. Nelson has an excellent chance of being reelected,” Schumer said. “If this is done fair and square, we believe Sen. Nelson has an excellent chance, a much greater than half chance of being reelected.”
Schumer has some reason to be optimistic, given that Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) was just declared the victor in a tight Senate race despite being behind on election night. Still, Nelson’s gap will be difficult to make up pending some larger error in voting tabulations.
As we previously reported, a George Soros-funded group called Demand Justice is recruiting their members to “help” with the recounts.
Meanwhile, Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes – a Democrat – is under fire for her conduct leading up to the recount.
Even before these Midterms, Snipes has been marred in controversy.
In 2016, a court ruled she broke election law when she destroyed ballots after the election.
In 2012, almost 1,000 uncounted ballots from her county were mysteriously discovered a week after the election.
Maybe this is why Chuck Schumer is so confidently predicting that Bill Nelson will come out on top.