Bill Nelson Florida 'Emergency Recount Fund' to pay for legal action

Bill Nelson Florida 'Emergency Recount Fund' to pay for legal action

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

A spokeswoman says state law enforcement officials in Florida have not launched any elections-fraud allegations.

"With today's filing, their desperation has driven them to ask the federal courts to allow voter fraud", Scott campaign manager Jackie Schutz Zeckman said.

Scott holds a razor-thin lead over Nelson.

A recount is mandatory if the winning candidate's margin is less than 0.5 percentage points when the first unofficial count is verified Saturday by Florida's secretary of state.

Elias said Scott's words are revealing.

The AP has not called a victor in the Senate race. Meanwhile, Democratic incumbent Sen. Scott also had harsh words for Nelson, who hired a lawyer after election night. The race remains too close to call, with Nelson narrowly trailing Scott.

A Broward County judge ruled against the county in a lawsuit over ballot counting irregularities Friday.

Nelson's squad of lawyers, led by Marc Elias of the Democratic-connected Perkins Coie firm, means "steal" when they say "win". Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), pointed the finger at Broward County, which has had a long history of mishandling elections.

Republican Gov. Rick Scott was granted immediate inspection of the most current information on the amount of ballots, both already cast and those still to be counted, by a judge in Florida Friday afternoon after filing suit against the election supervisor in Broward County.

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In speaking with Florida Politics, Murphy laid out how he discovered his vote would not be counted.

"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.

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Snipes, who has a history of running afoul of election law, has refused to disclose the number of mail-in absentee ballots her office has received, choosing instead to gradually report vote counts over the three days since the election.

"Tonight I am asking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate this immediately and I am considering every single legal option available".

Historically, Democrats tend to pick up votes in recounts, especially hand recounts, he said. A hearing was set for 3 state court. Bill Nelson, filed an emergency complaint to enforce Florida's public records act late Thursday night against Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes. In the governor's race, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, trailed former Republican congressman Ron DeSantis by more than 36,000 votes, or 0.45 percent.

Rubio also can not explain what the alternative would be to counting the ballots in Broward, if he - in stark contrast to those mischevious Democrats - does want to "make sure every vote is counted".

One could also be issued in the tight gubernatorial race between the victor, GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis, and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat. As of Thursday night, Scott was ahead of Nelson by just 0.18 points.

Most of the focus had turned to Broward County, a Democratic South Florida stronghold that, mysteriously, according to critics, was still tallying early-voting and mail-in ballots on Thursday.

In 2000, Florida decided the presidency by a few hundred votes in a contest that took more than five weeks to sort out.

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