The Hidden Significance of Gun Control in the Florida Election Recount

The Hidden Significance of Gun Control in the Florida Election Recount

One of the most pressing–and underreported–issues surrounding the Florida midterm election recount is gun control.

The state of Florida is unique in that instead of having law enforcement or the courts handle concealed weapons permits, they’re issued by the Department of Agriculture.

As the American Thinker puts it, “…capturing the Florida agriculture commissioner’s post would be a key victory in the liberal and progressive push for gun control.”

GOP Agriculture commissioner candidate Matt Caldwell declared victory last Tuesday evening, after  leading the race by 40,000 votes. However, as of Nov. 10, Democrat candidate Nikki Fried led Caldwell 4,030,337 votes to 4,025,011, a difference of 5,326. The vote difference falls within the .5 percent margin requiring a recount.

Caldwell filed a lawsuit against Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, “asking the court to protect the integrity of all ballots and all public records relating to the election for Commissioner of Agriculture.” (Snipes has a history of losing ballots, destroying ballots, and allowing illegal immigrants and felons to vote.)

Caldwell discussed his lawsuit with WLRN, telling the station,  “Any supervisor in the state is able to tell you what kind of votes they had cast — whether it is vote by-mail, early votes or Election Day votes — and when those were tagged into the system in order to prove … that they were cast before 7:00 on Tuesday night. And the Broward supervisor has been unable to answer that question. On Wednesday we asked, Thursday we asked, and Friday we asked … so we ultimately filed a lawsuit just to produce all the records to see what that situation is.”

Fried, as the American Thinker points out, is no friend to the Second Amendment, and is in favor of more gun control, as well as making concealed carry permits much more difficult to obtain.  She, “openly states that her goal is to make it much harder for Floridians to exercise their Second Amendment rights. And she apparently thinks she’s running against the NRA rather than her GOP challenger, Matt Caldwell.”

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