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As Rick Scott Fights in Florida, Booker and Brown ‘Get No Pushback’ for ‘Disgusting’ Tactics

Republicans are labeled conspiracy theorists in the voter recount controversy — yet Dems receive 'a free pass' for 'over-the-top language,' laments Laura Ingraham

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When outgoing Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and Republicans accuse Democrats of trying to “steal” the Senate election victory from him during a state-wide recount, Democrats and many mainstream media members accuse them, in turn, of buying into harmful conspiracy theories.

But when prominent Democrats like Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio), and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton accuse Republicans of “stealing” the Georgia gubernatorial election away from Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams, these liberals and media members don’t see any conspiracy theories there.

“If Stacey Abrams doesn’t win in Georgia, they stole it,” Brown (pictured above right) said Wednesday during a National Action Network event. “It’s clear.”

Booker (above left) said Tuesday during an interview at Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit, “I think that Stacey Abrams’s election is being stolen from her, using what I think are insidious measures to disenfranchise certain groups of people.”

Clinton insisted Tuesday during remarks at the University of Texas at Austin that if Abrams “had a fair election, she already would have won.”

Abrams has trailed behind Republican nominee Brian Kemp ever since Election Night. But Scott (above center) consistently has remained ahead of incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), although the margin has narrowed considerably as controversial votes continued to pour in from Broward County and Palm Beach County.

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Both Scott and President Donald Trump have accused Nelson and the Democrats of trying to “steal” Scott’s victory away from him.

“Incompetence — well, it runs deep in some of … the more Democratic counties” in Florida, Fox News host Laura Ingraham said Wednesday night on “The Ingraham Angle.” “And for raising questions, Republicans are told that they’re engaged in wild conspiracy theories.”

“But some of the most prominent Democrats in the country get a free pass for using completely over-the-top language about the Georgia gubernatorial race without any evidence at all,” Ingraham added. “And [there’s] no media concern about that.”

“Liberals — just get over it, OK? The Georgia race is over. You lost.”

Broward County and Palm Beach County have become embroiled in controversy as GOP candidates’ comfortable election evening leads over their Democratic counterparts sank enough over the next several days as more Democrat-leaning ballots kept pouring in to trigger recounts.

Scott and Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis (R) still hold slim margins of victory over Nelson and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D), respectively.

“If the GOP is subverting the rule of law in Florida by asking folks to follow actual election law, what are the calls — what do you call this from the Democrats in Georgia?” Ingraham asked.

Former Secret Service agent and conservative commentator Dan Bongino told Ingraham he is “not surprised Hillary Clinton thinks Stacey Abrams is the governor. She thinks she’s the president. I mean, she thinks legitimately that she won that election.”

“So none of this is stunning. But this seems to be — this is what the Democrats do now. This is their new M.O., Laura,” Bongino warned. “These are the Democrats. They don’t take fidelity to the rule of law seriously.”

Bongino urged Democrats to accept defeat in Georgia and Florida, saying, “Liberals — just get over it, OK? The Georgia race is over. You lost.”

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David Bossie, who was Trump’s deputy campaign manager in 2016, told Ingraham that Democrats are “trying to do to Brian Kemp what they did to President Trump right from the first day.”

:They’re doing this by repeating some of the same talking points like, ‘He’s not a legitimate president. He’s not our president. He did not win a rightful election,'” Bossie said.

“And therefore for the last two years they do not respect him, they bash him, they try to further delegitimize him. And they’re going to continue to do this in Georgia. They’re going to try to do this to Rick Scott in Florida. They’re doing it across the country,” Bossie warned.

Bossie predicted that Democrats are viewing their own responses to the Georgia and Florida elections as “a stress test for 2020 so that they can between now and then figure out how to manipulate, how to — through litigation and through backdoor maneuvers — win these races by stealing them in 2020.”

Ingraham also bashed Democrats for accusing Kemp, DeSantis and their supporters of being racist for voting against Abrams and Gillum, both of whom are black.

“They’re intimating that Kemp supporters and the machinery of the process in Georgia is basically racist — that … you’re suppressing black votes by cleaning up voter rolls, with is mandated by law, by the way. But it’s always race. They’re always pushing the racial narrative,” Ingraham lamented.

Bongino said, “It’s really disgusting … It’s just such a stupid narrative. And it’s really pernicious.”

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