Videos of the Day: Trump Calls on Florida Elections to Be Called for Republicans

November 12, 2018 Updated: November 14, 2018

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President Donald Trump urged Florida to declare Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis as the victors in elections for the Senate and governorship respectively. The president also suggested that the election was tainted by fraud which will taint the results of the ongoing recounts in both races.

“The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged,” Trump wrote on Twitter on the morning of Nov. 12. “An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!”

Florida was conducting a machine recount of more than 8 million votes on Nov. 12, which was triggered over the weekend after the margins for victory for both Scott and DeSantis were lower than 0.5 percent. If the machine recounts result in a margin of less than 0.25 percent in either race, a manual recount will follow.

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Authorities Search for Missing in Wind-Whipped California Wildfires

Authorities searched on Nov. 12 for more than 200 people unaccounted for in one of the wildfires rampaging through parts of California, voicing concern about a possible rising death toll, as gusty, dry winds spurred the spreading flames.

The raging blaze in northern California known as the Camp Fire, the state’s most destructive on record, had left at least 228 people missing as of early Nov. 12, according to Kory Honea, sheriff of Butte County, site of the fire. That fire and one in southern California called the Woolsey Fire have killed at least 31 people.

The blazes left behind scenes of utter ruin, with homes and businesses reduced to charred wreckage and the winds also spreading large amounts of ash.

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Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Dies at 95

Marvel Comics visionary Stan Lee died at the age of 95.

An attorney for his daughter says Lee died in a Los Angeles Hospital on the morning of Nov. 12, after being taken by ambulance from his home.

Lee helped usher in a new era of superhero storytelling.

He created or helped create many iconic characters, including Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, Iron Man, and Thor.

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Bruno Mars to Provide 24,000 Thanksgiving Dinners

Bruno Mars is teaming up with the Salvation Army for its 48th annual Thanksgiving dinner meal program.

He will provide 24,000 thanksgiving meals to benefit those in need in his native state of Hawaii.

Mars performed concerts in Hawaii over the weekend as part of his “24K Magic World Tour.”

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