Florida is again at the center of an election controversy

Courtesy CBS News

Courtesy CBS News

Nelson's campaign asserted that Scott was overstepping his bounds.

In the Florida gubernatorial and Senate races, Republicans Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott, respectively, won upsets against their Democratic rivals, Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson. Bill Nelson conceded Election - now he's back in play!? If the signature on the ballot envelope doesn't match state records, the vote is rejected.

"Every day since the election the leftwing activists in Broward county have been coming up with more and more ballots out of nowhere", Scott said in his press conference.

Meanwhile, Democrat Stacey Abrams' campaign for Georgia governor has reserved television advertising time and started sending vote-by-mail information to its supporters in the event she forces a December 4 runoff with Republican Brian Kemp.

While en route to France for ceremonies marking the end of World War I, Trump's tweet storm included criticisms of Florida elections officials and allegations of fraud.

"I will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election", Mr Scott said.

The paper said statewide races for U.S. Senate and agriculture commissioner are within the machine recount window of half of 1 percent.

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson has pushed for a recount given that he trails Scott by such a slim margin.

Scott's claim had one immediate effect - a tweet from President Donald Trump.

There were two recounts in local races afterwards.

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He said he believes that both counties will continue to "mysteriously" come up with ballots until they get the elections results they want. It now says vote-by-mail ballots are completely reported. "Nelson will prevail in a recount", Marc Elias, a lawyer for Nelson, told reporters on Friday.

"This results in a complete lack of uniformity", Elias said.

That information has to be presented to the voter's county supervisor of elections office by 5 p.m. today.

As of Friday morning, the difference in votes between the Democratic incumbent and his Republican challenger, Governor Rick Scott, was just 15,055 votes, or.18 percent, well within the.25 percent threshold that triggers a manual recount. Florida a state with a tradition of recounts, is in for another political storm.

"It has been over 48 hours since the polls closed, and Broward and Palm Beach counties are still finding and counting ballots", Scott said.

Elias said it's "not appropriate" for a governor to suggest he's going to use his powers to "interject his law enforcement authority to prevent the counting of ballots that have been legally cast".

By contrast, Nelson, who began his career as a state House member in 1972, was hurt by more modest returns in Democrat-rich South Florida.

And now, two days after the election, the race between Gillum and Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis will nearly certainly go to a recount as well.

As of Thursday, DeSantis has a 0.7 percent lead on Gillum, with 4,052,118 votes to the Democrat's 3,996,679, according to the Naples Daily News.

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