As the Florida Senate Race Narrows, Nelson and Scott File Lawsuits

Florida Gov. Rick Scott addresses his election night party in Naples Florida where he had declared victory Tuesday over inc

Florida Gov. Rick Scott addresses his election night party in Naples Florida where he had declared victory Tuesday over inc

But lawyers for Scott contended the information is already required to be collected under state law and should take minutes to provide.

On Twitter, Mr Trump weighed in briefly on Georgia's ongoing election, where another Republican claimed victory on Tuesday before ballots were completely counted.

Rick Scott is accusing election officials in two counties of trying to thwart the will of the voters, as recounts seem likely for several statewide races. Those returns are what will determine recounts in not just the Senate race, but potentially the race for governor, agriculture commissioner and a smattering of statehouse seats.

"This morning our agency did communicate with DOS and they indicated at this time, they had no allegations of fraud", Starke said in an email Friday to News 6. By two o'clock that same day the Florida Secretary of State is expected to certify those results and order a machine recount for any multi-county races within half a percentage point. And in Palm Beach County,"there are 15,000 new votes found since election night".

In the case of Florida still counting ballots more than 48 hours after polls closed, David Becker, the executive director for the Center for Election Innovation and Research, told NPR it is extremely common for a voting jurisdiction to be taking as long as Broward County is. The race remains too close to call, with Nelson narrowly trailing Scott.

As ballots were still being tabulated in Florida's series of contentious elections this week, all eyes were seemingly on Broward County, where there could still be tens of thousands of uncounted votes. Counties have until noon on Saturday to do that. He reiterated that sentiment on a second call Friday with reporters, while also hitting back at Scott.

Elias said it was "not appropriate" for a governor to suggest he was going to "interject his law enforcement authority to prevent the counting of ballots that have been legally cast". He also criticized the woman in charge of supervising elections in Broward County, saying, "She has had a awful history".

"We can not allow over eight million votes throughout Florida to be undermined because you have someone who is either too stupid or too corrupt to do their job and report the votes on time", he said.

Protesters held signs that said, "Brenda Snipes has to go", "stop creating votes" and "don't steal our election". But in Florida, where incumbent Democratic Sen.

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson continued closing the gap overnight that separates him from Gov. Rick Scott in the race for U.S. Senate.

In what he claimed is a clear violation of state law, the Democratic supervisors in those counties last updated their figures at 10:19 a.m. Friday in Palm Beach County and Thursday night in Broward. He's asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate.

The hiring came after Scott derided Nelson for hiring Elias as "one of Hillary Clinton's lawyers from D.C". A hearing was set for 3 p.m.in state court.

"After a court ruled she has to turn over ballot tallying info to Gov. Scott's Senate campaign, Broward Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes appeared to meet tonight's 7 pm deadline", reported Politico's Marc Caputo. Keys Republicans have a history of prioritizing conservationist policies, and some blame Scott for the declining health of Florida Bay's backcountry and the red-tide algae bloom that plagued the southwest coast this summer.

The US President Donald trump has offered to accuse Russian Federation of problems with determining the victor of elections in the American States of Florida and Georgia. But unlike Scott, DeSantis decidedly defeated Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum with nearly 52 percent of the vote among Keys voters choosing the next governor.

"On Tuesday night, the Gillum for Governor campaign operated with the best information available about the number of outstanding ballots left to count".

As of Wednesday morning, DeSantis led Gillum by 43,039 votes out of almost 8.2 million cast, or a difference of 0.526 of a percentage point.

A razor-thin margin in the votes cast in the divided state has Florida gearing up for recounts in both the gubernatorial and senate races.

The automatic recounts are a result of changes made after the 2000 election, when Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris opposed a recount in the presidential race between George W. Bush and Al Gore.

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