Politico ran a piece Friday noting that Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida had no path to victory, having “run out of time, run out of favorable court rulings and is about to officially run out of votes.”
“It’s done. But it was done before today. This was a total Hail Mary,” a top Democrat involved in Bill Nelson’s campaign says the Florida senate race is effectively over https://t.co/Q6gOxTXh1G
— POLITICO (@politico) November 17, 2018
“It’s done. But it was done before today. This was a total Hail Mary,” said a top Democrat involved in Nelson’s campaign who didn’t want to speak publicly before the Democratic Party icon conceded defeat to one of the party’s most-hated rivals.
The night before, [U.S. District Judge Mark E.] Walker had rejected yet another Nelson lawsuit concerning standards for divining voter intent in manual recounts, and he refused to extend the deadlines of the recount.
Further down the piece, however, is an interesting tidbit: “While party officials refused to discuss the hopelessness of the situation on the record, the Florida Democratic Party on Friday continued to fundraise off the recount, suggesting to donors that Nelson had a shot when his own top backers knew he didn’t.”
"While party officials refused to discuss the hopelessness of the situation on the record, the Florida Democratic Party on Friday continued to fundraise off the recount, suggesting to donors that Nelson had a shot when his own top backers knew he didn’t." https://t.co/EQd4UEsMz8
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) November 17, 2018
Donors are marks https://t.co/mSbsRhuBTK
— Eduardo Alvarez (@EdAlvarezB) November 17, 2018
In any other context this would be felony fraud and misrepresentation.
— J. Scott McPhee (@JScottMcPhee) November 17, 2018
Sounds a bit fraudulent doesn't it? And unethical? And dirty? And wormy? I mean what adjective best describes trying to scam money from your loyal supporters on a knowingly false pretext? I'm asking…
— Blaise MacLean (@Barraman4evr) November 17, 2018
This Democratic activity seems like it meets the definition of "fraudulent". https://t.co/4arndyHgmU
— Chris G (@ChrisGeeTwo) November 17, 2018
criminal fraud by Dems in FL. https://t.co/LeNaBMrWBX
— HalfDan (@Vikings202) November 17, 2018
Haha…they continue to take donations probably to fund the investigation they now have to do since the feds are investigating post-election day emails sent out instructing voters to cure vote by mail ballots.
When Democrats lose elections, they must always go out with a bang.
— MrsLibertas™ (@Bloviate_Barbie) November 17, 2018
I really believe 2020 will come and the GOP will find itself confronted by accusations of fraud, racism and voter suppression in every race with under a 3 point margin across the country right down to local Dog Catcher, and they’ll act like they had no fucking clue it was coming.
— Deplorable2015 (@deplorable2015) November 17, 2018
This is the *man* who scammed hurricane relief donors by sending them to #ActBlue when they were trying to help Floridians. Also sent out emails doing the same.
Sen Bill Nelson (D-FL) is without honor or scruples.
— David P. Duffy (@DavidPDuffy25) November 17, 2018
And soon to be without a Senate seat.
More Florida fun! Sen. Bill Nelson sues to protect ‘unconventionally marked ballots’ https://t.co/bWFWgERAjN
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 13, 2018