President Trump Vows To Send Lawyers Amid Ballot Counting

President Trump Vows To Send Lawyers Amid Ballot Counting

After the leads by Republican candidates began to shrink to levels that could force recounts, the president on Friday joined in the partisan attack against Snipes, tweeting in part that Broward County has "miraculously started finding Democrat votes".

"More ballots came in", said Joyce Griffin, Monroe County's supervisor of elections. Nelson's lawyer called that race a "jump ball" - though Scott's campaign urged Nelson to concede.

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.

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The governor, meanwhile, filed lawsuits in both counties seeking more information on how their ballots were being tallied.

Earlier Friday, Trump also ridiculed the ongoing review of ballots.

Scott has asked state law enforcement to investigate the elections offices of Palm Beach and Broward Counties for wrongdoing, without evidence of what should be investigated.

"In spite of the fact that we're a little bit down in the numbers, we're hopeful that every single vote will be counted in this race". "This morning we spoke with the Department of State and they indicated that at this time they had no allegations of fraud".

Scott announced the suit and his call for an investigation at a press conference at the governor's mansion Thursday night.

"They just now find the votes in Florida and Georgia while the elections were on Tuesday?" The race remains too close to call, with Nelson narrowly trailing Scott.

Zeckman said Friday that the lawsuit is asking the court "to overrule election officials and accept ballots that were not legally cast".

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Scott's campaign wasted no time in responding to Elias, charging in a statement that Nelson and his lawyers are conducting "fraud" in fighting the current results. Miller said Marx stated that she wasn't sure that's what "witnesses" meant but said the counting was over so she let it go.

The gap between Mr Scott - the outgoing governor of Florida - and incumbent Democratic Senator Nelson has narrowed to 0.2% as of Friday as Broward County votes are counted. Florida state law requires officials to match signatures on mail-in and provisional ballots against existing state records in order to include the ballot in the vote.

The former congressman also argued that wider reforms to the election systems should be looked at, such as using blockchain technology, as well as moving Election Day to a weekend to increase the accessibility of voting.

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He returned to the subject on Twitter 1 hour later, with remarks on the tight Senate race in Florida, adding: "Rick Scott was up by 50,000+ votes on Election Day, now they "found" many votes and he is only up 15,000 votes".

It comes as Scott has warned of possibly "rampant fraud", two heavily Democratic counties continue to report new votes, and three top races in the state appear headed for recounts.

In the now-infamous presidential election of 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped a manual recount in Florida with Republican George W. Bush leading Democrat Al Gore by 537 votes. Scott also had harsh words for Nelson, who hired a lawyer after election night.

As it stands, counties across Florida have until noon on Saturday to submit their unofficial totals.

Razor-thin margins in Florida's bitter races for the U.S. Senate and governor are raising the possibility of recounts, potentially prolonging two of the most closely watched contests of the nation's midterm elections.

Democrat Andrew Gillum's campaign now says it's prepared for a possible recount in the Florida governor race that he conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis on Tuesday night.

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