Assemblyman Dov Hikind believes that city sanitation workers have issued residents fraudulent tickets and he’s been supplied with video evidence to try and prove the charge. At a news conference on Monday, Hikind played three surveillance tapes where sanitation workers allegedly wrote up residents for bogus infractions. One of the videos purportedly shows an agent issue a $100 ticket after merely kicking black garbage cans outside a Brooklyn man’s home. But the agent left behind a note detailing the man’s complete inability to properly recycle.”If it is determined that the summonses were improperly served, appropriate actions will be taken,” said a spokesman for the sanitation agency.
Post-manual-recount Florida Senate **official** election results: Rick Scott (R) defeats Bill Nelson (D) by 10,033 votes.
The manual recount actually shifted the margin by 2,570 votes, which is more than twice as many as the previous record recount shift this century. The fact that Florida is a huge state helps, but that’s certainly notable.
25,543 fewer votes were cast in the Florida Senate race than governor’s race in Broward County. It’s possible—though by no means certain—that bad ballot design cost Bill Nelson his seat.