Palm Beach, Broward judges side with Scott

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However, in the days after the election, votes that continued to file in tightened the race further, leading to the possibility of a state-mandated recount more likely.

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

"It's a mob scene", said William Scherer, a Republican attorney representing Scott and who worked for George W. Bush in the recount during the 2000 presidential election. "Don't worry, Florida - I am sending much better lawyers to expose the FRAUD!" Trump said on Twitter, without elaborating.

Nelson's suit seeks to re-examine absentee and provisional ballots when signatures on the ballots don't match voter registration records. "We must protect our Democracy!" Trump tweeted in regards to Sen. In other counties the section for Scott and Nelson was presented more prominently at the top of the ballot.

NPR ran a story with the following headline: "As Florida Races Narrow, Trump And Scott Spread Claims Of Fraud Without Evidence".

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Protesters carrying signs for Republicans Ron DeSantis and Gov. Rick Scott crowded the entrance to the Lauderhill building, Friday morning.

Ms Snipes and Ms Bucher did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

And yet unusual voting discrepancies were being reported in Broward. "No ragtag group of liberal activists or lawyers from DC will be allowed to steal this election from the voters in the state of Florida". A recount would be automatically triggered if the candidates are within 0.5 points of each other and the machine recount would need to be completed by 3 p.m. on November 15.

"What's going on in Florida is a disgrace", Trump told reporters.

Nelson also is fundraising for a recount, and said in a statement that "Rick Scott is trying to stop all the votes from being counted and he's impeding the democratic process". Then, Snipes's office dropped 2,400 blank absentee ballots for votersoff at the post office on a Saturday before the election, after mail carriers were already gone for the day.

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"It's always the Democrats". The next year in Virginia, Elias had a client up by just over 12,000 votes and said recounts should only be done when there are "dozens or a few hundred votes separating the candidates". "I like Gillum. I want him to win. It is time to move on!"

Governor Rick Scott, as outgoing governor, said at a news conference Thursday night that he was asking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate elections offices in the Democratic strongholds of Palm Beach and Broward counties, questioning whether they were trying to inflate the Democratic vote. Scott held a 0.21 percentage lead over Nelson on Thursday afternoon. He is all but saying the election will only be legitimate if the tally is stopped right now and Republicans are declared the winners, no matter how many people's votes are not counted.

In a call with reporters Thursday, Nelson's lawyer, Marc Elias, said that the race now stands as a "jump ball" as counties around the state canvass their votes, but he believes Nelson will prevail in the end.

In the race for governor, DeSantis was leading by 0.47 percentage points.

Elias said it isn't "appropriate" for Scott to initiate a law enforcement investigation into vote counting when the governor is on the ballot as a candidate for Senate. "We don't let people seize ballots when they think they are losing".

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