CONGRESSMAN-ELECT STEUBE URGES JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO OVERSEE RECOUNTS
Sarasota, FL - With the news of a third statewide race reaching the threshold required for a recount, Congressman-elect Greg Steube has released a statement calling for the United States Department of Justice to oversee the recount process:
“Over the last 48 hours we have witnessed gross incompetence among some election officials,” said Greg Steube. “Despite state law requiring counties to report their early and absentee votes within thirty minutes after polls closing, votes are still being counted two days later. Broward and Palm Beach counties are violating the law by continuing to count votes.”
“Floridians deserve fairness, transparency, and accuracy when their votes are counted,” continued Steube. “That is why I am calling on the Justice Department to oversee that our elections be concluded fairly, and that the sacred principle of 1 person, 1 vote be upheld.”
“Some of our election officials have demonstrated that they are incapable of properly doing the job they were elected to do. Floridians have a right to be skeptical of the recount process if it is monitored by the very people responsible for this delay,” said Steube.
“While the elections could not be closer, the stakes could not be higher. The goal should be to protect the integrity of the ballot box and to make sure every legitimate vote is counted, not to change the result of the election.”
“The Justice Department’s oversight of this process will help restore faith in our election process during this critical time.”