Scott files lawsuit, orders investigation of elections in 2 Florida counties


Democrat Bill Nelson is suing the Florida Secretary of State and demanding the state count all provisional and mail-in ballots deemed to have a signature mismatch.

Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes now must "allow immediate" viewing and copying of records that were requested, CBS Miami reported. Scott, the state's outgoing governor, held a 0.21 percentage lead over Nelson on Thursday afternoon. Rick Scott as the two sides prepare for a possible recount.

Machine recounts are to be completed by 3 p.m. on November 15.

"Bill Nelson's entire campaign has been a fraud". They are comprised of the county Supervisor of Elections, a circuit court judge and the Chair of the County Commission.

Police officers were forced to bring metal detectors before the canvassing board could continue to count votes.

Historically, Democrats tend to pick up votes in recounts, especially hand recounts, he said.

Later, in an email, the FDLE public information office said: "Right now, FDLE is working with the Florida Department of State and will investigate any allegations of criminal activity or fraud".

"Well, it could be", Trump said when asked if the federal government could get involved, "because if you look at Broward, and Palm Beach to a lesser extent, if you look at Broward County, they have had a awful history".

Scott said he will not accept the behavior of "unethical liberals".

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Nelson is going to be declared the victor and return to the U.S. Senate.

The ballots yet to be counted place both Scott and Ron DeSantis is perilous positions.

His race, and the one for governor, appear headed for mandatory recounts, which could delay a final outcome for days or weeks. They also have asked a federal court to extend the deadline for counties to submit unofficial election results. Broward's ballot printed vertical instructions, which the guidelines said "cannot share column space with contests - test voters often overlooked races located immediately beneath vertical instructions".

But some Republicans, like Raschein, say they can't account for Scott's lack of apparent support in the Keys, noting, among other actions, his quick reaction in sending resources following September 2017's devastating Hurricane Irma.

Not only does it seem like this led to confusion, this exact problem was anticipated by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission more than a decade ago.

But Florida's ballot chaos - rife with intrigue and Trump's accusation of abuse by officials in Democrat-heavy counties - raises fresh questions about why the world's most powerful democracy is incapable of producing swift and accurate election results across all 50 states.

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".

Scott, aided by other Republicans including President Trump, have accused the elections supervisors in Broward and Palm Beach counties of violating state law by withholding information about ballot counts as the Senate race remains too close to call.

This led Andrew Gillum to reply to the President, "What's embarrassing to democracy is not counting every vote - and you, of course".