Rick Scott wins first election lawsuit

Rick Scott wins first election lawsuit

Rick Scott wins first election lawsuit

Broward County was still counting early voting and vote-by-mail ballots Friday.

However, the FDLE has said it is not investigating Snipes at this time, as no allegations of voter fraud have been received and Scott has not put his request in writing.

"Rick Scott was up by 50,000+ votes on Election Day, now they "found" many votes and he is only up 15,000 votes".

Elias further called out a unusual discrepancy in votes coming out of Broward, in which many ballots "undervoted" by voting more for the gubernatorial race than the Senate race.

Scott on Thursday night said voters "should be concerned there may be rampant fraud happening" in the two counties.

Under Florida law, if a margin of victory is less than.5 percent, a recount is conducted.

During the 2004 presidential election, Snipes blamed the U.S. Postal Service for losing 58,000 absentee ballots, then later announced that only 6,000 ballots had disappeared. Marco Rubio have implied that Broward County election officials are committing fraud by miscounting or creating votes.

However, the Associated Press is reporting that Mr DeSantis has won the election.

GAETZ: That is a really appropriate question for Governor Rick Scott. To this point there's been no public disclosure of how many votes are in their possession and how many do we have to count.

6 November in the United States underwent a mid-term election, which was elected 35 of the 100 senators, all 435 members of the house of representatives and 36 state governors and three governors of territories.

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Meanwhile, Democratic incumbent Sen.

Palm Beach and Broward counties have taken heavy heat in recent days for their delays in counting ballots. He's asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate.

"This serves as an outright disenfranchisement and burden on the right to vote", Marc Elias, a lawyer with the Nelson campaign, told reporters during a conference call Friday. He added that there may be two other races beside the Senate contest that may fall within the recount margin - the elections for governor and agriculture commissioner.

"Mayor Gillum conceded on Election Day and now Broward County has put him 'back into play.' Bill Nelson conceded Election - now he's back in play!?"

Machine recounts must be completed by 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Scott's comments came as his campaign and the National Republican Senatorial Committee filed a lawsuit against Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes.

Florida Governor Rick Scott addresses the Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual convention at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 8, 2018.

Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher filed on Friday, asking that a hearing be held in response to the judge's earlier decision in favor of Scott.

Sarah Revell, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of State, said she didn't know of any other recount in a governor or Senate race in state history. The race has tightened since Gillum conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis on Tuesday night. DeSantis led Gillum by 0.47 percentage point as of Thursday afternoon.

Elias, a Democratic elections lawyer who has a good success rate with candidates caught up in statewide recounts, said he understands why Scott and his allies are so anxious, with the election night margin of 30,000 votes now cut in half.

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