POE has been working for weeks on the recount in Wisconsin, and bringing election activists, lawyers and experts to help in other states. A few days ago, we talked with our long time friend, Florida Attorney Clint Curtis about filing a lawsuit there to audit the ballots in key counties. He advised us that because of the restrictive recount laws, the only way to do so would be via a lawsuit, but the deadline for filing was 5pm today. So last night, election activists raised $50,000 to cover his fees. Incredibly, people from across the country stepped up and the entire amount was raised in 12 hours!!!
This morning, Clint Curtis Law Firm received his fee, and he will be filing the suit later today. Let’s make sure all the ballots are properly cast and counted.
UPDATE: Saturday December 3rd, 2016
Yesterday a federally registered nonprofit election entity launched a fundraiser to cover the court costs of a lawsuit it intended to file in the name of forcing a statewide recount in the narrowly decided state of Florida. The attorney fees were fully crowdfunded within a matter of hours. And today the attorney in question announced that he has officially filed the lawsuit in question, creating at least some possibility that a Florida recount may happen.
Florida state law prohibits any candidate from requesting a recount, meaning that third party candidate Jill Stein cannot force a recount in the state even if she pays for the costs, as she’s doing in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. But this lawsuit is aimed at getting a judge to order a Florida recount, whether republican state officials want to do it or not.
Clint Curtis, the Florida attorney who has been hired to lead the legal charge in court, announced today via his official Facebook page that the election complaint is now indeed underway in the legal arena.
Donald Trump was officially named the winner in Florida, but by a razor thin margin, and only after Hillary Clinton had appeared to bank enough of an early vote lead in the state that it would have been all but mathematically insurmountable for Trump to have come back and won. If the courts do rule that a Florida recount must take place, and if the recount reveals that Clinton did get the most votes in the state, those electoral votes would be reassigned to clinton. Similar scenarios are playing out in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, with the fate of the election hanging in the balance. If you enjoy Palmer Report, consider making a contribution:
See the filed complaint.
Receipt For Suit filing receipt.