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Florida and Georgia prepare for recounts amid claims of irregularities

10 November 2018, 05:10 | Darnell Patrick

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Meanwhile, Nelson's reelection campaign has filed a lawsuit against Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner over vote-by-mail ballots.

The deadline to provide that information to the voter's county Supervisor of Elections Office was 5 p.m. Thursday. Trump tweeted, "Mayor Gillum conceded on Election Day and now Broward County has put him "back into play".

Nelson's recount lawyer Marc Elias said the law puts the responsibility of signature review in the hands of untrained, unqualified local election workers and leads to the disqualification of legitimate ballots.

The competitive race - widely viewed as a proxy war between the progressive left and the far-right - attracted intense national scrutiny, with Democrats hopeful for a win amid a surge in voter turnout.

"FDLE is working with the Department of State and we will investigate any allegations of criminal activity or fraud", FDLE spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger told TPM.

Scott announced his intention to have law enforcement look into Broward and Palm Beach counties at a news conference Thursday night.

"I will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election", Mr Scott said.

Latest vote totals from the state of Florida show the governor's race is now headed for a mandatory recount.

In a statement from Nelson's office, the longtime incumbent said Scott had prematurely declared victory in the race, which CNN has not yet called.

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. It is AP policy not to call a race that is facing a recount.

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Bucher served as an aide to Democratic Florida state Rep. Ed Healey.

"Meantime the meeting taking place inside the the Broward County Supervisor of Elections building is straight out of 2000 as officials pore over individual ballots and bubbles versus check marks", reported CNN's Jessica Dean. In a statement, Nelson said "we are proceeding to a recount". Elias said it was odd that the undervoting was happening at the top of the ticket, rather than downballot.

A recount will be conducted of the vote tally in Florida's hard-fought U.S. Senate race after Republican challenger Rick Scott's lead over Democratic U.S. Sen. "And we just need to take a deep breath, we need to have some transparency, we need to get the votes counted and we also, though, going forward need to make our election systems better".

Votes were still being counted Wednesday morning, but Scott's lead was within that margin, according to CNN projections.

A lawyer for Democratic U.S. Sen.

All of Florida's ballots will now be recounted to see who has won the governor's race, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Rick Scott called for an investigation into what he called vote counting fraud in Broward and Palm Beach counties, but no investigation has begun.

On Twitter, US President Donald Trump also weighed in on the race, as he did often during the campaign.

Nelson's campaign team said Thursday that the margin of votes continues to shrink and the team believes they'll reach the threshold required for a recount. Nelson has not yet conceded to Scott, who now leads by less than 0.2 percent with ballots across the state still uncounted.



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