FLORIDA FALLOUT: Rick Scott Warns of 'RAMPANT FRAUD,' Sues Broward County

FLORIDA FALLOUT: Rick Scott Warns of 'RAMPANT FRAUD,' Sues Broward County

FLORIDA FALLOUT: Rick Scott Warns of 'RAMPANT FRAUD,' Sues Broward County

A spokesperson for the Scott for Florida campaign released a statement about the development in Palm Beach County. Many more counties continue to count provisional ballots.

Buchar was ordered by a judge in an emergency hearing on Friday to produce documents related to the continuing effort to count ballots in the county since the midterm elections.

Boward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes, an elected official herself, has been in the news before with regard to the electoral process, including in May this year, when a court ruled her office improperly destroyed ballots in a 2016 Democratic primary.

In a conference call Thursday, Elias said, "We believe at the end of the day, Senator Nelson is going to be declared the victor and is going to return to the United States Senate". "We are still counting ballots in Broward County". But lawyers for Scott contended the information is already required to be collected under state law and should take minutes to provide.

Earlier Friday, Trump also ridiculed the ongoing review of ballots.

Gretl Plessinger, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokesperson, told CNN that the department reached out to the Florida Department of State to offer their assistance with any investigation involving the collection and tabulation of votes in the 2018 election.

"I will not stand idly by while unethical liberals try to steal an election", Senate candidate Rick Scott said.

As of Thursday evening, ballots collected in Broward County showed that nearly 25,000 people voted in the governor's race but not in the Senate race.

"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.

Scott holds a razor-thin lead over Nelson.

Appearing on Fox News, U.S. Sen.

Dan McLaughlin, a spokesman for Democratic U.S. Sen.

Neither the Associated Press nor CNN have called the race.

In the now-infamous presidential election of 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped a manual recount in Florida with Republican George W. Bush leading Democrat Al Gore by 537 votes.

Trump accused Democratic election officials in the two Florida counties of corruption, without providing any evidence.

"She has had a awful history ... and all of a sudden they're finding votes out of nowhere", President Trump told reporters Friday.

GAETZ: That is a really appropriate question for Governor Rick Scott.

The lawsuits filed against Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher and Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes seek more access by party members to the canvassing process. Florida a state with a tradition of recounts, is in for another political storm.

If Kemp wins less than 50% of the vote that would trigger an automatic runoff election in December.

Elias says it's "not appropriate" for a governor to suggest he's going to use his powers to "interject his law enforcement authority to prevent the counting of ballots that have been legally cast".

This theory is buttressed by the fact that undervoting in the Senate race was especially pronounced in Florida's 24th Congressional District, where no House race was listed (as the incumbent ran unopposed), and thus the Senate race box was even lower down on the ballot's left-hand side. Bill Nelson conceded Election - now he's back in play!?

Machine recounts must be completed by 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Now a judge has agreed that Broward has violated the law and given them a few hours to rectify this, exactly as Rubio, Rick Scott, and the NRSC claimed.

President Trump is also weighing in on the increasingly tight race, tweeting on Thursday morning, "You mean they are just now finding votes in Florida and Georgia - but the Election was on Tuesday?"

"On Tuesday night, the Gillum for Governor campaign operated with the best information available about the number of outstanding ballots left to count". If the difference is 0.25 percent or less, state law requires a hand recount, which would address the issues of the undervote that Elias believes will be a key in the recount.

Florida's governor's race also looks headed to a mandatory recount, as the votes that have trickled in this week have also pushed the race between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum under the 0.5 percent threshold. If the margin between the two candidates is 0.5 percentage points or less, there will be a statewide recount.

Undecided races in Tuesday's midterm US elections are keeping the states of Florida, Georgia and Arizona on edge.

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