U.S. election: Florida Democrat calls for recount in tight Senate race

Republicans Score Major Upsets in Florida

"Count every vote", said Gillum in a tweet posted just minutes after Gov. Rick Scott said he filed a lawsuit against Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes.

As we go to press, Kemp, the secretary of state, with nearly all the precincts reported, has 50.5 percent and Abrams has 48.6 percent of the tally. "Their goal is to keep mysteriously finding more votes until the elections turn out the way they want". Marco Rubio, appeared to be victorious on election night.

Rick Scott, who has a dwindling lead over Democratic Sen.

Both results are close enough to trigger recounts under Florida law. I fully support and commend the Governor for directing FDLE to investigate.

But 36 hours later, Democrats insist tens of thousands of votes remain uncounted.

In May, a judge found that Snipes illegally destroyed ballots from the 2016 congressional primary between Rep.

In the governor' s race, Democrat Andrew Gillum was 0.52 percentage points behind Republican Ron DeSantis, a margin of just less than 43,000 votes, just 0.02 percentage points away from a machine recount. If the current vote tally stands or narrows further, the Gillum-DeSantis race is headed for a recount - and is far from over.

Florida's 67 counties have until noon Saturday to submit their unofficial vote totals to the state's division of elections.

That meant there was no candidate opposite Bush, but to the right of Gore was the ultra-conservative Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan, who got 3,407 votes in the county - many of them probably intended for Gore, analysts said.

Statewide races for U.S. Senate and commissioner of agriculture are within the machine recount window of half of 1 percent, according to incomplete and unofficial statewide returns. Elias said it was odd that the undervoting was happening at the top of the ticket, rather than downballot.

The Broward County Canvassing Board was to meet in the early afternoon, and about 30 Republican protesters had gathered outside by midday. By Thursday evening, that number jumped to 712,840.

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There is zero chance that a recount will reverse a gap in the ranges of either the senate or gubernatorial races.

The county is making some progress.

But 22,000 votes still need counting in the tight race between Mr Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams - who has not yet conceded.

"It is sad and embarrassing that Bill Nelson would resort to these low tactics after the voters have clearly spoken", said a statement signed by Scott's team.

Nelson trails Scott by 17,000 votes, a shift from election night, when he trailed by 57,000 ballots cast.

Nelson has not publicly conceded. They showed up to the canvassing board, along with attorneys with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, to look over each vote that had not been accepted.

On Tuesday's midterm election, Broward County reported there were 634,000 votes cast, and by Thursday night the number had increased to 712,840 ballots, Scott said.

The Nelson camp's statement said Scott had "prematurely" claimed victory on Tuesday, and cited media reports of balloting problems and other polling irregularities. He suggested something was awry because vote-counters were taking longer there than in other jurisdictions, and his thin lead has kept narrowing since Election Night. Her department's website said ballots cast on Election Day have been counted.

Meanwhile, volunteers at the Miami-Dade Elections Supervisor office continued to examine provisional ballots.

The Gillum campaign also thinks that if an automatic recount is triggered in the governor race, provisional ballots will be essential.

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