In Duval County, more than 330,000 votes were recorded by 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Election Day. All have been counted except those military-overseas ballots that are still coming in until Nov. 18.
Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan, a Republican, reported no serious problems.
Nevertheless, nearly as many votes as Duval had in total still hadn’t been counted in Maricopa County, Arizona, by Thursday because of “problems” such as a lack of toner for ballot printers.
In many other counties run by Democrats they still are counting. This is viewed suspiciously by many people, given that almost always late counts favor Democrat candidates.
Of course Democrats, and their media arm, are insisting there was no cheating or fraud.
In fact, even saying there might have been chicanery can get you bombarded and blacklisted by “fact checkers” and other guardians of “our democracy” – whatever that is — unless you are a Democrat loser like Hillary Clinton or Stacey Abrams.
Everything points to a victory in the Arizona governor’s race by upstart Kari Lake, Republican. Everything except a final vote count.
Should bags of “mail in votes” come in full of ballots and 90 percent are for the Democrat candidate, a loud outcry can be expected.
It was just such a miraculous event that put Lyndon Johnson in the Senate and John F. Kennedy in the White House. Both were Democrats. When Democrat Joe Biden was elected president, a 21,000 vote flip in three states would have changed the outcome.
There was little drama in the local races Tuesday. Duval elected a new sheriff, T.K. Waters, Republican.
It went for Ron DeSantis and all other Republicans running statewide.
Aaron Bean was the exception in the local vote. He got fewer votes in Duval than the Democrat running against him, but more than made up the difference in Clay and Nassau (his home) to claim a seat in Congress.
Enthusiastic expectations of a red wave nationally were dashed but unless something really strange happens, Republicans should end up with a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and, possibly, a one or two seat advantage in the Senate. Even a slim House majority could bring a screeching halt to the madness of the Far Left that has worried Americans for the past two years.