Mike Huckabee pushes bogus claim that Florida election officials are attempting to "swing an election"

Mike Huckabee pushes bogus claim that Florida election officials are attempting to "swing an election"

Even after Florida law enforcement officials found not one credible allegation of voter fraud, Huckabee suggests ballots are being fabricated for Democrats

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From the November 13 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Do you agree with that investigative reporter saying that we can't be this stupid, there's something nefarious going on?

MIKE HUCKABEE (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): Absolutely. Yeah, this is not just mere incompetence, because it continues to happen in the one county of Florida that is heavily Democratic, that has shown that it has incredible levels of corruption, as we saw from even the fallout from the Parkland shooting and the sheriff's office, and the fact that elected officials in that county don't even have the confidence of some of the people who work for them. 

This particular election official, Brenda Snipes, has been under fire before. Everybody, I think, knew that the spotlight was going to be on Florida and on Broward County. And then to have this happen again. I mean, come on. This is not accidental. If it is, then there is a level of incompetence that will make the history books. And that's why I think you just can't keep saying, "Oh, the election's over? Not yet. Broward County just found some ballots," and maybe they are in the trunk of a car? Heck, I'm in Nashville today. I think it's very possible that I could look under the bed, I might find some Broward County ballots there. Who knows?

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Yeah, everybody down in Florida is joking about it, no doubt about it. Jeb Bush, though, very serious about it. He was governor when she took office. He tweeted out: "There is no question that Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes failed to comply with Florida law on multiple counts, undermining Floridians' confidence in our electoral process. Supervisor Snipes should be removed from her office following the recounts." But, Governor, you know, there are a number of people who are saying that now who had a chance to do something about it before they actually started counting the votes. 

HUCKABEE: You know, Steve, it's a very big thing to take someone out of office, and that could open up a big controversy. I think the fact that they didn't indicates that they really believed that there's no way under heaven that this would ever happen again, that Broward County would be so brazen as to try to swing an election, and do so many different things that violate the constitution and the law. Keep in mind that Bay County, which just just next to me where I live up in the panhandle, had a terrible hurricane, cat. 4, destroyed a lot of things. They made their election work. How do you do that less than a month after a hurricane, but Broward County can't get -- they can't even find all the ballots, and then after the election, when they needed a few to make the Democrats win, suddenly they showed up. Isn't that amazing?

DOOCY: Governor, in that county they did -- that you're talking about, I think, Bay County, they did allow 150 people to vote via email, which, apparently, is against the law. 

Related:

AP: Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

Wash. PostRepublicans fan unfounded worries about voter fraud in Florida and other close contests

Previously:

Right-wing media claim Democrats are trying to “steal” Florida elections by insisting all votes be counted

Matt Schlapp: Gillum's call to "count every vote" means "count the votes of people who are not legally allowed to vote"

Fox & Friends contradicts itself on Florida vote count

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