(TOWNHALL) – Many people I know enjoy watching movies multiple times: from 'Gone With The Wind' and 'Jurassic Park' to 'Field of Dreams' or 'La La Land,' if it comes on TV they'll watch it. A harmless vice ... time-wasting but no lasting damage,
However, across America – and around the globe – we are all facing the prospect of a rerun we don't want to experience: yet another stupid, protracted, over-lawyered "election recount" drama in the state of Florida. Unlike watching 'Batman Forever' a few too many times, this rerun will "Make America UNgreat Again" by turning Florida and the USA into an international joke.
Three statewide contests – including Florida's closely watched race for the U.S. Senate and the battle for Florida's governor's mansion – were thrown into official recounts on Saturday. Not because of any rampant fraud or malfeasance by voters or officials statewide. And not because of hacking or manipulation from foreign governments.
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No. The reason we are again being forced to relive the nightmare and embarrassment first seen in the 2000 Bush/Gore "recount" (which took the U.S. Supreme court to resolve) and which in 2016 led to lawsuits over mishandling of ballots in a Congressional race is a familiar one: election "officials" in Palm Beach and Broward counties. Poster-child for the recurring incompetence in timely, accurate tabulation of ballots is – once again – Brenda Snipes, Broward supervisor of elections.