Voters file lawsuit demanding Florida recount

By  | 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CAPITOL NEWSDESK) - An election recount, in Florida, again?!

Not likely, but some are pushing for it.

Donald Trump won Florida by more than 100 thousand votes. The results were certified.

Still, not everyone's happy.

Three voters filed a lawsuit challenging the results in the Leon County courthouse this week. They want a recount due to what they claim were irregularities in this year's election, but the idea isn't gaining much steam around Tallahassee.

"Our elections already been certified, Donald Trump is going to be our next president," declared Florida Governor Rick Scott.

Even Democrats aren't exactly thrilled. Strategist Steve Schale says energy could be better spent elsewhere.

"This is a waste of money chasing a tinfoil conspiracy and that money would be better spent organizing voters, registering voters, doing research and getting ready for 2018," points out Schale.

The court has ten days to respond to the filing.

Barry Richard knows a thing or two about recounts. He represented former President George W. Bush during the 2000 recount.

"In 2000 it all came down to one state, and that was the first time since 1876 that we had an election that was that close, in this case Clinton would have to get the election overturned in multiple states, and in each one of those states the difference is substantially larger than it was Florida in 2000," Richard explains.

In short, "It's not gonna happen," according to Richard.

The clock is also ticking; the electoral college meets December 19th.

The lawsuit would call for a hand recount of every paper ballot in Florida.