As of Thursday evening, there were more than 13,900 ballots that included votes for state Attorney General that left the U.S. Senate race blank; more than 8,700 ballots had votes for Florida Agriculture Commissioner, but not votes for senator; more than 8,300 ballots had votes for Florida Chief Financial Officer, but not votes for senator; more than 24,900 ballots had votes for governor, but not votes for senator. "Every Floridian should be concerned there may be rampant fraud happening in Palm Beach and Broward Counties", he said Thursday night.
"As soon as Democrats sent their best Election stealing lawyer, Marc Elias, to Broward County they miraculously started finding Democrat votes". "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".
The county, which is part of the greater Miami metropolitan area, is known to be a Democratic region of the Republican-leaning state.
According to The Washington Post, Elias is the attorney representing the Bill Nelson campaign, who trails behind Gov. Rick Scott in the Senate race by just over 15,000 votes, as of November 8. With Marine One waiting for him on the lawn, he headed over to a spot near the White House where I was standing - along with my colleagues. "Although companies mentioned a range of negative stereotypes, concerns about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in particular were a consistent theme." the report said.
Both Florida and Georgia were preparing for ballot recounts on Friday, as contentious races for the US Senate and state governorships descended into controversy amid Republicans' accusations of Democratic vote tampering, and counter-questions about potentially confusing ballot papers. Now the electoral gap's narrowing, and the president is not pleased.
Florida's secretary of state, a Scott appointee, is tasked with overseeing state-mandated recounts.
Those recounts were halted by the US Supreme Court, and George W. Bush defeated Al Gore by 537 votes in Florida to win the presidency.More news: Prince Charles in Gambia for first leg of Africa trip
Today the president acted as if that'd never happened.
Following emergency court hearings Friday, district judges ordered the Democratic supervisors of elections - Susan Bucher in Palm Beach; Brenda Spikes in Broward - to open up their process, which had unfolded for days in relative secrecy.
Rick Scott, who has a dwindling lead over Democratic Sen. As ballots in the gubernatorial and Senate races head to a recount, Scott sued Bucher Thursday night for refusing to allow official party and campaign representatives into the ballot counting area, and having staff members determine a voter's intent without review by the county canvassing board.
"I will not stand idly by while unethical liberals try to steal an election", Mr Scott said during a news conference. He's asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate. Those very votes may end up deciding who becomes the next governor of Florida, which explains why the woman supervising the election there has come under fire by Republicans.
"I don't know, you tell me", he snapped at a reporter.
Florida counties have until noon Saturday to submit unofficial election results to the Department of State. As of Thursday night, "Gillum trailed DeSantis by about 36,000 votes, or 0.44 percentage points", according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The Senate race in Arizona between two U.S. congresswomen, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally, appeared days away from a final call with hundreds of thousands of ballots yet to be tallied.