Trump seeks to end recounts in Florida's Senate and governor elections, and alleges fraud without evidence
President Trump on Monday called to end recounts in Florida's Senate and governor races, a move that would disenfranchise some voters, including military troops. He alleged without evidence — contradicting Republican state officials — that narrowing margins benefiting Democrats were due to fraud.
Florida’s recount in three statewide races is already conjuring up images of the 2000 presidential election with legal skirmishes, chanting protesters and a possible ballot design issue that could potentially cost a candidate thousands of votes.
President Trump on Friday called the ex-Marine suspected as the gunman in this week's Thousand Oaks killings "very sick," and in the telling seemed to suggest that all returning combat veterans suffer from mental illness: "They come back, and they're never the same," he said.
In March 1968, thousands of students walked out of four Los Angeles high schools. Most were of Mexican descent; they marched for better teachers, better facilities and college prep courses. The walkouts spread to include 22,000 students across L.A. and ignited a generation of Chicano activism.