Dems Trying to Steal Florida Election? GOP Gov. Rick Scott Sounds Alarm

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Scott's lawsuits accuse Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes and Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher of mishandling the ballot count and preventing observers from having full access as votes are counted.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is not actively investigating any matters related to Tuesday's election, a department spokesperson said Friday, after it was informed by the Florida Department of State that there have been no allegations of criminal activity.

In a press conference at the governor's mansion Scott said he had filed two lawsuits against election supervisors in the traditionally Democratic-leaning Broward county and Palm Beach. Bill Nelson with a 10-vote lead over Gov. Rick Scott in the race for U.S. Senate.

On Friday, West Palm Beach Circuit Court Judge Krista Marx granted an injunction ordering Bucher to submit "over-voted" and "under-voted" absentee ballots to the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board for public review of each vote before they are counted.

No one answered at Snipes' office late Thursday. Bill Nelson, said Scott's actions are apparently "politically motivated and borne out of desperation".

President Donald Trump has lambasted Florida's election recount process, calling it an attempt by Democrats to win a US Senate seat with fake votes.

Florida's Senate race was thrown into chaos on Thursday night when Scott, without providing evidence, accused "unethical liberals" of attempting to "steal this election". Scott's election night 56,000-vote margin over Nelson shrank to just over 15,000 votes -- within the margin that triggers an automatic recount -- by Thursday night. A recount is mandatory if the winning candidate's margin is less than 0.5 percentage points. "A recount in at least two, possibly three, of the statewide races appears likely".

Meanwhile, Sean Hannity, the Fox News host and informal Trump adviser, said in an interview with Scott on his program on Thursday evening that "somebody needs to go to jail" as a result of the delayed vote counts in Broward County because Scott "won this race hands down".

In a machine recount, all completed ballots are re-fed through ballot-counting machines to try to confirm the original, unofficial counts.

He followed that with an apparently sarcastic tweet about the USA intelligence community's findings that Russian Federation has interfered in US elections, including his 2016 victory.

Election Day was on Tuesday, but for races in a number of states, it's not over yet.

"This is voter fraud, and we're not going to take it anymore", yelled a protester.

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.

In Florida, both the senate and governor's races remain undecided, and could potentially be heading for a recount.

"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. Gillum was 0.4% behind DeSantis on Friday morning, with 99.98% of the vote counted.

The president has also called out Florida's contentious race for governor between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis.

In California, more than 4 million votes have yet to be counted.