Broward and Palm Beach counties are at the center of a brewing Florida recount. Again.

Broward and Palm Beach counties are at the center of a brewing Florida recount. Again.

GOP Senate candidate Rick Scott files lawsuit Florida election officials Democrats steal election

Florida Governor and Senator elect Rick Scott, unleashed lawsuits against a Broward County and Palm Beach County while accusing Democrats of trying to steal the election.

Both the senate seat Scott thought was his on Tuesday night, and the Governors spot that looked all but won by Republican Ron DeSantis are both now within the margin of error for a recount.   

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Scott believed he won over the Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson, however, during a press conference Thursday night, after his Senate campaign sued Broward County and Palm Beach County elections officials to turn over records regarding how ballots are being counted, Scott said The people of Florida deserve fairness and transparency, and the supervisors are failing to give it to us.

In a recount, the latter deadline could change. For now, campaigns are in a mad dash to contact voters and verify their ballots. This is a struggle — in past elections, fewer than half of cast provisional ballots actually get counted. But based on where provisional ballots have been cast so far, it looks like if they are counted, theyd overwhelmingly go toward Democrats. Overseas and military ballots still havent fully come in for this election, and those typically strengthen Republicans leads.

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

The supervisors name? Brenda Snipes, who claimed that the trashing of the ballots was just a mistake. The current supervisors name? Still Snipes, who wont say how long it will take to finish counting leftover ballots or how many there are. Unlike two years ago, the races in question for Senate and governor are both extremely competitive.

A spokesperson for Nelson bristled at Scotts legal maneuvering, telling CNN The goal here is to see that all the votes in Florida are counted and counted accurately. Rick Scotts action appears to be politically motivated and borne out of desperation. 

Counties must report early voting and mail ballot voting within 30 minutes of polls closing, according to Florida state law, Rubio complained on Twitter Thursday. But Broward County has not reported those votes or the number of votes left to be counted, more than 40 hours after the polling station closed on Election Day.

Senator elect Rick Scott sued Broward County and Palm Beach County election officials Thursday night alleging there could be rampant fraud in the counties ballot-counting process

Florida Senator Went to Space While in Office, But He May Be Going Home

As ballots were still being counted in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the gap closed between Rick Scott and Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson (pictured) 

Video: Three big races in Florida could trigger recount

Marc Elias, Lawyer Tied to Clinton Campaign & Pee Dossier, Leads Dems Florida Recount Efforts

Washington (CNN)Florida Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson called Wednesday for a recount in his race for re-election against Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

Once again, a pivotal race in Florida appears set to come to a dramatic conclusion days after an election. The Senate contest will decide by how many seats the GOP can extend its majority, after the party appeared to lock up control of the chamber in Tuesdays elections. The gubernatorial race will determine the path of the countrys third most populous state.

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