President Trump on Florida, Georgia Election Ballot Chaos: "Blame the Russians"

Brenda C. Snipes Broward county supervisor of elections grimaces during a news conference updating the progress of voting throughout the county Tuesday Nov. 2 2004 at the Broward County voter equipment center in Fort Lauderdale Fla

Plessinger went on to say that because of the message from the Department of State, her agency is not actively investigating anything related to the election, including the officials in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Bill Nelson has begun preparing for a potential recount in a race still too close to call against Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

In Florida's governor's race, Democrat Andrew Gillum's campaign said Thursday it's readying for a possible recount. Scott is just 0.2% in front of Nelson in the Senate race - 15,071 votes ahead out of more than 8.1m cast.

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 office is under state monitoring.

County supervisors of elections have until Saturday at noon to finish counting ballots and report to the state. As of Thursday afternoon, DeSantis led Gillum by a percentage point of 0.47.

Florida election officials have until Saturday to tally votes.

Both the Senate and gubernatorial races seem to be headed for a recount due to the extra votes being found and counted.

State Sen. Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican elected to Congress on Tuesday, urged the U.S. Justice Department to oversee the recounts. Bill Nelson is awaiting results against Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott, Trump narrowly won the state by less than 1.5 percentage points.

Machine recounts must be completed by 3 p.m. on Thursday. Which, incidentally, would be illegal, since state law makes clear that any election where the results are within 0.5 percent must have a recount.

Scott described the vote count coming out of Broward as "left-wing activists ... coming up with more ballots out of nowhere".

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On Thursday, Scott and Senate Republicans filed a lawsuit demanding the recount be halted.

The fact that a Black woman was presiding over the vote counting process in the pivotal Broward County likely only compounded the apparent anger Republicans were expressing over the elections they thought they won Tuesday night.

In Georgia, where Republican Brian Kemp declared victory in the governor's contest on Wednesday with a narrow lead, campaign officials for Democrat Stacey Abrams have vowed to pursue litigation to ensure all votes are counted. To see more, visit WLRN 91.3 FM.

"If you look at Broward County, they have had a awful history", he said, "and if you look at the person, in this case a woman, involved, she has had a frightful history, and all of a sudden, they're finding votes out of nowhere".

No widespread voter fraud has been uncovered in American elections in recent years, despite several investigations. Nevertheless, this design issue appears to be one that was specifically anticipated and addressed in the past, but disregarded in Broward County's 2018 ballot.

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. "This isn't corruption or fraud", Becker said. "Obviously, laws were broken".

A lawyer for Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar urging a recount.

Circuit Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips also held that Brenda Snipes, Broward's supervisor of elections, was in violation of Florida public records laws for not turning the records requested by Scott's campaign.

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