Scott about Broward’s election swamp |Tim Canova

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But as votes continued to be counted and DeSantis' lead shrank to less than half of a percentage point, Gillum stated demanding a recount.

Scott is backed by support from the president, the GOP and Florida's current Republican Sen.

Scott, expressing concern about "rampant fraud" in the two counties, also directed the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the election offices. "Florida voted for Rick Scott!".

The president's comments followed the news of Mr Scott's lawsuit against Ms Snipes and another Democrat, Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher.

"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. Bucher ran in a special election to replace him and won.

Both Florida and Georgia were preparing for ballot recounts on Friday, as contentious races for the US Senate and state governorships descended into controversy amid Republicans' accusations of Democratic vote tampering, and counter-questions about potentially confusing ballot papers. Now with two of the state's most Democratic counties still filing unofficial results, Scott's lead has shrunk to less than the half a percentage point that would allow for a recount.

Nelson waited until Friday afternoon to respond to Scott's lawsuit.

The statement came a day after Republican Gov. Rick Scott said he would ask the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate elections offices in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Republican Rick Scott, who claimed victory on Tuesday, is suing officials over an election recount.

Speaking during an interview with Fox Business on Friday, McDaniel warned about the consequences of fraud for every voter throughout the country and vowed to continue fighting against corrupt officials in Broward County. Neither the number of votes that were ever available to count or that remain to be counted has even been made clear, according to Mr. Rubio and attorneys involved in the process. Snipes claimed that this was because of the high volume of mail-in ballots which arrived before the deadline on Tuesday. In Palm Beach County, where Nelson received 58.4 percent of the votes, the canvassing board was still counting vote-by-mail ballots. New York Times reporter Patricia Mazzei captured video of protesters chanting "lock her up" about Snipes before the meeting in Broward. "And hopefully this is another sign of that, that whenever the next election is, whether it's a local, state, federal one, that people get out there to vote". "Don't worry, Florida - I am sending much better lawyers to expose the FRAUD!" he tweeted on his way to Paris to celebrate Armistice Day.

Georgia's Governor race is among those that are still open as Democratic candidate Stacy Abrams filed a lawsuit to have all absentee ballots that arrive before the end of Friday counted.

"You mean they are just now finding votes in Florida and Georgia - but the Election was on Tuesday?" "And if you look at the person, in this case a woman, involved - she has had a terrible history and all of a sudden they're finding votes out of nowhere".

In the midst of researching the results, Murphy says he chose to go to the Palm Beach County website to ensure that his vote was registered.