A lefty scandal has 3 stages.
1. Deny - it's a crazy right-wing conspiracy theory.
2. Minimize - Claim it only happened on a small scale and had no significant impact
3. Admit - Admit everything and declare it the new normal
After briefly wavering on 1, the Florida Dems have jumped right to 3.
TALLAHASSEE — A day after Florida's election left top state races too close to call, a Democratic party leader directed staffers and volunteers to share altered election forms with voters to fix signature problems on absentee ballots after the state's deadline.
The altered forms surfaced in Broward, Santa Rosa, Citrus and Okaloosa counties and were reported to federal prosecutors to review for possible election fraud as Florida counties complete a required recount in three top races.
But an email obtained by the USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida shows that Florida Democrats were organizing a broader statewide effort beyond those counties to give voters the altered forms to fix improper absentee ballots after the Nov. 5 deadline. Democratic party leaders provided staffers with copies of a form, known as a "cure affidavit," that had been modified to include an inaccurate Nov. 8 deadline.
It's not fraud because a judge retroactively backed it up. That's the kind of thing that makes judicial bias even more absurdly obscene than it already is.
So we're at Stage 3. This is the new normal.