Florida election official requests emergency hearing after judge's ruling

Kyrsten Sinema speaks to a supporter at the Barton Barr Central Library Nov. 6 2018 in Phoenix

Bill Nelson, filed a pair of lawsuits alleging that Broward County is violating election laws. In the governor's race, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, trailed former Republican congressman Ron DeSantis by more than 36,000 votes, or 0.45 percent. Scott is now 15,000 votes ahead of incumbent Democratic Sen.

Mr Gillum's campaign said it was prepared for any outcome, including a recount.

Scott filed a lawsuit Thursday night against, asking the court to order Snipes to turn over several records detailing the counting and collection of ballots. The office is under state monitoring.

The threshold for a recount will be determined by the number of ballots reported by the canvassing board by noon Saturday.

"Because of her extensive and successful leadership and administrative skills, Dr. Snipes was asked by Governor Jeb Bush to serve out the term of Supervisor of Elections in Broward County", her state website said. Democrats have blamed the fact that Senate box appeared in a corner of the ballot beneath the instructions, saying many voters missed it. He said officials performing the count do not have the necessary training to match signatures, and that similar laws in other states have been thrown out. Those are the first words since the election from Florida Senator Bill Nelson, who released a videotaped statement Friday afternoon.

Machine recounts must be completed by 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Florida law requires a statewide (machine) recount when the margin of victory is less than 0.5% and mandates a manual recount when that margin is less than 0.25%.

Scott described the vote count coming out of Broward as "left-wing activists ... coming up with more ballots out of nowhere". Republicans expanded their two-seat advantage in the Senate.

Both Scott and Republican Sen.

On Friday, West Palm Beach Circuit Court Judge Krista Marx granted an injunction ordering Bucher to submit "over-voted" and "under-voted" absentee ballots to the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board for public review of each vote before they are counted.

"Democrats sent their best election stealing lawyer, Marc Elias", Trump said on Twitter, promising to send even better lawyers to Florida "to expose the FRAUD!" This is something that nearly every supervisor of elections, 65 out of 67, were able to get all of this information right in a matter of hours.

Mr. Trump has raised the possibility of voter fraud in the past, after the 2016 elections, creating an entire commission to investigate it nationwide. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has said they are not investigating, that no allegations of fraud have been brought forward and there has been no written request from Scott yet.

Scott didn't take questions from the media after accusing "unethical liberals of trying to steal this election from the people of Florida".

On Friday morning, Trump told reporters that Snipes had a "horrible history", adding, "What's going on in Florida is a disgrace".

Only about 15,000 votes separate the candidates. "Let's blame the Russians and demand an immediate apology from President Putin!" - he wrote.

In July, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported that in a lawsuit charging Snipes had illegally destroyed ballots, she "acknowledged the processes her office [has] been using aren't ideal and that some noncitizens and felons have voted despite not being eligible-especially right before major elections, when groups are actively registering new voters".