Scott Prevails, Judge Orders Broward Election Official to Immediately Release Records

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The high profile political attorney was hired by the Nelson campaign and predicted Thursday in a conference call with reporters that Nelson can still win.

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

Information provided by The News Service of Florida. But lawyers for Scott contended the information is already required to be collected under state law and should take minutes to provide. In 2016 alone, 27,700 vote-by-mail ballots were rejected.

The lawsuit was filed about the same time Scott ordered state law enforcement officials to investigate the Broward and Palm Beach voting operation.

Dan McLaughlin, a spokesman for Democratic U.S. Sen.

"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 terrible history".

"Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach".

DeSantis and Scott were initially believed to be the winners of their respective races. Florida counties have a deadline of noon Saturday to deliver the first set of "unofficial returns" to the secretary of state after an election - a count that would occur even if the race wasn't close.

Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes now must "allow immediate" viewing and copying of records that were requested, CBS Miami reported.

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The state's recount procedures have been revised since Florida held the country hostage for a month 18 years ago, when George W. Bush edged Al Gore for the presidency.

"I would expect when we go into a machine recount and then a hand recount, right now the results are unknown who has won, and if I had to place a bet, I would say it is more likely than not Sen".

Nelson had not made any public comment on the election till Friday afternoon, when he said his fight was about "making sure every legal ballot is counted".

Scott accused Broward and Palm Beach county election officials of fraud, but offered no evidence beyond procedural errors and Scott's dwindling vote margin. "Nelson will prevail in a recount", Marc Elias, a lawyer for Nelson, told reporters on Friday.

Likewise, while Rep. Carlos Curbelo lost his reelection bid for the 26th congressional district against Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in the district-wide vote count, Keys voters chose him with close to 54 percent of the vote. A hearing was set for 3 state court.

A razor-thin margin in the votes cast in the divided state has Florida gearing up for recounts in both the gubernatorial and senate races.

This led Andrew Gillum to reply to the President, "What's embarrassing to democracy is not counting every vote - and you, of course". "Votes are coming out of nowhere", Scott said as his lead over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson fell to 15,079 votes (down from 38,717 early Wednesday), for a margin of 0.18%, per the Hill. As of Friday morning, DeSantis led Gillum by 0.44 percentage point.

Protesters have gathered outside the headquarters for the Broward County Supervisor of Elections as the county works to finish counting an unspecified number of votes from the midterm elections.