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Politics - U.S. SenateNov 12, 2018
Inside the Republican Strategy to Discredit the Florida Recount
Dusting off their playbook from 2000, Republicans claim the recount is rife with fraud. But what's driving them is their narrow majority in the Senate and their need to deliver a win to the base.

News Analysis: Inside the Republican Strategy to Discredit the Florida Recount (New York Times Politics)

Yahoo PoliticsNov 12, 2018
Key Florida county prepares for recounts in too-close-to-call races
The recount has not even really begun in Broward County. Local elections officials worked furiously through the day Monday to separate out the first page of a voting ballot that ranges from four to seven pages, so that Broward County can begin machine recounts of the elections for governor and Senate, as well as the statewide race for agriculture commissioner. Broward is one of two counties during the statewide recount that is most under the microscope.

CNN PoliticsNov 12, 2018
Democrats flip Arizona US Senate seat with Sinema victory
Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will win Arizona's US Senate race, defeating Republican Rep. Martha McSally and flipping a seat that had been in GOP hands for 24 years.

Democrat Sinema wins U.S. Senate seat in Arizona: media (Reuters Politics)
Sinema wins in Arizona as Democrats capture a longtime GOP Senate seat (Washington Post Politics)

Politics - U.S. SenateNov 12, 2018
Kyrsten Sinema Declared Winner in Arizona Senate Race
After a delayed count, Ms. Sinema scored a groundbreaking victory for Democrats in a state that has been a Republican bastion for decades.

Fox PoliticsNov 12, 2018
Jeb Bush joins Republicans calling for Brenda Snipes' removal amid Florida election chaos
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush added his voice to the growing number of Republicans calling for Brenda Snipes, the Broward supervisor of elections, to be removed from her post amid the controversy over the vote recount in Florida's pivotal races for governor and Senate.

CNN PoliticsNov 12, 2018
The Point: What Trump's fact-free claims about elections in Florida and Arizona tell us about 2020
President Donald Trump spent the weekend in Paris, but his Twitter feed is evidence that he kept a close eye on events stateside -- most notably the ongoing recounts in Florida and the still-uncalled Senate race in Arizona.

Fox PoliticsNov 12, 2018
Rick Scott insists he ‘won the election,' as recount chaos keeps Florida races in suspense
Florida Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott insisted Monday he "won the election" while accusing incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of trying to "steal" the race from him, amid chaotic recounts in the sunshine state's Senate and gubernatorial races.

Washington Post PoliticsNov 12, 2018
Trump calls for halting recounts in Florida races for governor and Senate
Trump's tweet came as Florida officials conducted recounts in three statewide races and ballots from overseas and miltary voters are still coming in.

The Daily BeastNov 11, 2018
ICE Is Imprisoning a Record 44,000 People
John Moore/GettyThe number of people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement has hit an all-time high, according to recent statistics reviewed by The Daily Beast.

That massive increase in detentions by the highly controversial agency has prompted questions from rights groups about how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) obtained the money to place into its custody 4,000 more people than Congress has funded. Earlier this year, when facing a similar shortfall, the Department of Homeland Security, ICE's parent organization, quietly moved nearly $100 million dollars out of other areas of its budget, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, prompting an outcry from a prominent senator.

That senator, Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley, told The Daily Beast it was unsurprising that the Trump administration was "exceeding historic high water marks of detainees to pursue their ideologically driven policy agenda." But Merkley, a member of the powerful Senate appropriations committee, demanded ICE account for how it had somehow found the money—something it and the Department of Homeland Security would not do in response to The Daily Beast's questions.

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