GOP Senate candidate Rick Scott files bombshell lawsuits accusing Dem Florida election officials of trying to ‘steal the election’

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Accusing Democrats of conducting a coordinated effort to “steal” elections in a campaign of possibly “rampant fraud,” Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott filed explosive lawsuits late Thursday against the top election officials in two heavily Democratic counties, as they continue to report new votes and three major races in the state appear headed for recounts.

In their lawsuit against Broward County, Scott and the National Republican Senatorial Committeee (NRSC) allege that officials there are continuing to hide critical information about the number of votes cast and counted. And in a parallel suit against Palm Beach County, Scott and the NRSC charge that the election supervisor there illegally used her own judgment to determine voter intent when reviewing damaged absentee ballots, while refusing to allow witnesses to monitor the process.

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Jim Mathias The End Of The Road


Sometimes you stick around just long enough you wake up one day and everything you knew is gone, that my friends is what happened to Jim Mathias. Jim has served the Eastern Shore with distinction and I thank him for all of his years of service.

I knew Four years ago when he barely defeated McDermott , that if the right candidate came around Jim was going to be a goner in 4 years and sure enough I was right. Mary Beth Caruzzo was the right person to run and I really felt the minute she filed it was a done deal. I also think so many of the full color negative tone mailers sent out by the Democratic committees turned more off than they won over and that hurt Jim badly.

Mary Beth will make a great Representative for us in Annapolis.

Milford Man Arrested On Burglary and Assault Charges

Incident #:  51-18-12454                                                      Reported:  November 2, 2018

Location:  400 Block of S. Washington St. Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 11/08/2018 at 1156 hours

On 11/02/2018 at approximately 4:15 p.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched a residence in the 400 block of S. Washington St. Milford, Sussex County, DE reference to a subject outside the residence banging on the doors. As officers were en route to the scene, it was learned that communication had been lost with the victim and it was believed that the subject had gained access into the residence.  When officers arrived on scene, they observed the subject in the backyard of the residence, when the subject saw officers, he fled from the scene and a brief foot pursuit ensued.  The subject was taken into custody by officers without further incident.  The subject was identified as Courtney Goode, 43 of Milford, DE.  Officers made contact with the victim, who advised that they heard Goode yelling and banging on the door and immediately called 9-1-1.  The victim advised that then Goode appeared and proceeded to engage in a physical altercation with the victim.  The victim disclosed that Goode allegedly repeatedly punched and kicked them.  The victim advised that Goode attempted to take their cell phone away to prevent further communication with the police and then fled from the residence with the victim’s cell phone.  Officers observed that Goode had made forcible entry into the downstairs portion of the residence and then gained access to the upstairs of the residence.  The victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital for further medical treatment of their injuries.

Goode was charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Assault 3rd Degree, Theft Under $1500, Resisting Arrest, Malicious Interference Emergency Communications, and Criminal Mischief Under $1000.  Goode had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $9500.00 USC secured bail.  Goode was also given a no contact order with the victim as well.  Goode was ordered to appear in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for a preliminary hearing.


Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Federal Court Redistricting Ruling


ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court ruling in the case of Benisek v. Lamone:

“This is a victory for the vast majority of Marylanders who want free and fair elections and the numerous advocates from across the political spectrum who have been fighting partisan gerrymandering in our state for decades. With this unanimous ruling, the federal court is confirming what we in Maryland have known for a long time – that we have the most gerrymandered districts in the country, they were drawn this way for partisan reasons, and they violate Marylanders’ constitutional rights.

“We remain steadfastly committed to moving forward in an open and transparent manner that is free of the partisan influence that has dominated the redistricting process in Maryland for far too long. It’s past time for Marylanders to choose their representatives instead of politicians choosing their constituents, and today’s ruling is a major step in that direction.”


O’Brien to help lead first recovery house in Worcester


(Nov. 8, 2018) A year ago Brandon O’Brien was sleeping in his car on back roads and in parking lots near Ocean Pines, thinking about taking his own life after struggling with drug addiction for close to a decade.

Today, he’s turned his life around and was recently named the house manager at the newly opened Hope4Recovery center in Berlin, the first recovery house in Worcester County.

O’Brien, 32, was born in Baltimore but has lived in the Berlin/Ocean Pines area since he was about five. He graduated from Stephen Decatur High School and briefly attended college at Wor-Wic, but he struggled to find direction.

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Disorderly man accused of exposing himself to police

Ryan Michael Lewis
Ryan Michael Lewis, 25, of Parkville, Maryland

(Nov. 9, 2018) A 25-year-old man apparently couldn’t keep it in his pants following his arrest on Nov. 4 outside a mid-town hotel in Ocean City.

Ryan Michael Lewis, of Parkville, Maryland, was arrested on Nov. 4 and charged with trespassing on private property, two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of indecent exposure, according to an arrest report from the District Court of Maryland.

Following his arrest, he was taken to the booking facility, where police later told him to put his hands through a port to be placed in handcuffs, and he “removed his penis from his pants and placed it on the port instead.”

Police responded to a report of a disorderly person around 6:58 p.m. at the hotel at 5400 Coastal Highway.

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Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Two Burglary Spree Suspects

Milford/Lewes- The Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects in connection with multiple burglaries.

The investigations began on November 5, 2018 when Troopers handled multiple burglary reports.  The first incident was reported at a residence in the 3700 block of Big Stone Beach Road, Milford.  It was discovered that unknown suspect(s) had forced entry into the residence and removed an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect(s) also removed the victim’s Jeep from the garage and parked it at the end of the victim’s driveway. Troopers took another report of a residential burglary that occurred in the 300 block of Scotts Corner Road, Milford, where the suspect(s) gained entry into the victim’s detached garage, made entry into an attached garage and attempted to make entry into the residence. The suspect(s) fled the scene without obtaining property.

Two more burglaries were reported on November 5, 2018.  The first was reported at The Light House of Lewes located at 16759 Coastal Highway, Lewes.  The investigation revealed that the suspect(s) forced entry into the business through a window. Once inside, the suspect(s) rummaged through an office desk and fled the scene without obtaining property.  The second was reported at the Tyndall’s Casual Furniture located at 16813 Coastal Highway, Lewes.  The investigation revealed that the suspect(s) forced entry into the business through a side door and removed an undisclosed amount of cash and business documents prior to fleeing the scene.

Also on November 5, 2018, Troopers responded to the Meinieke Car Care Center located at 16753 Coastal Highway, Lewes, for a report of a theft complaint.  The investigation revealed that the suspect(s) trespassed onto the property and removed items from several customers’ vehicles. The suspect(s) also removed a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche that was parked on the property prior to fleeing the scene.

On November 6, 2018 Troopers responded to the Professionals Services located at 14657 Coastal Highway, Milton, in reference to an alarm. It was discovered that unknown suspect(s) had forced entry through a rear door and removed medication and an undisclosed amount of cash prior to fleeing the scene.

Through investigative measures Troopers obtained suspect and vehicle information.

On November 6, 2018 at approximately 12:53 p.m., Troopers observed the suspect’s vehicle an Oldsmobile Silhouette with fictitious PA registration traveling on Coastal Highway in the area of Sea Air Avenue, Rehoboth Beach.  A traffic stop was initiated and the operator exited the vehicle and a foot pursuit ensued.  The driver was subsequently apprehended and identified as 38-year-old Michael Szambelak of Croydon, PA.  A passenger was located in the vehicle and identified as 35-year-old Jennell Cohen of Willingboro, NJ.  Cohen was taken into custody without incident.

Szambelak and Cohen were transported back to Troop 7.

Szambelak was charged with the following:

  • Burglary 2nd (2 counts)
  • Burglary 3rd (4 counts)
  • Conspiracy 2nd (4 counts)
  • Theft (5 counts)
  • Criminal Mischief (4 counts)
  • Motor Vehicle Theft (2 counts)
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Theft
  • Criminal Impersonation
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Driving Without a Valid License
  • Other traffic related offensesCohen was charged with the following:

Szambelak was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $55,003.00 cash only bond.

Cohen was charged with the following:

  • Burglary 3rd (3 counts)
  • Conspiracy 2nd (4 counts)
  • Theft (4 counts)
  • Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Theft
  • Criminal Mischief (2 counts)
  • Motor Vehicle Theft (2 counts)
  • Criminal Trespass

Cohen was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $5,101.00 secured bond.