3 key races in Florida, Georgia may be headed to recounts

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During his news conference Thursday night, Scott didn't take questions to further explain what state law-enforcement officers would investigate.

State law mandates a recount if the difference in a race is within 0.5 percent.

Not only does it seem like this led to confusion, this exact problem was anticipated by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission more than a decade ago. Phillips found that Snipes violated that law by failing to turn over the information to attorneys for Scott's Senate campaign and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Neither the Associated Press nor CNN have called the race.

"You mean they are just now finding votes in Florida and Georgia - but the Election was on Tuesday?"

Under state law, all 67 counties must finish their count on Saturday by noon.

"The people of Florida deserve fairness and transparency", Scott told reporters.

On Thursday, Rubio tweeted a video purporting to show Broward County election officials transporting ballots in private cars, fanning the flames of the conspiracy theories.

State Sen. Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican elected to Congress on Tuesday, urged the U.S. Justice Department to oversee the recounts. There are early voting ballots, absentee ballots, overseas military ballots, provisional ballots, and, of course, the ballots cast on Election Day.

Several lawmakers have also weighed in, with Democratic Sens.

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In Florida's US Senate race, Republican Governor Rick Scott saw his lead over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson narrow to around 15,000 votes, or 0.18 per cent, below the state's 0.25 per cent threshold for a hand recount.

Scott, the state's governor, filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Democrats in Broward and Palm Beach counties of "rampant fraud" and of trying to steal the election - allegations for which he offered no proof. The same is true in 2 Florida elections, for Senate and governor. Republicans have not cited any evidence to back up their accusations, but both parties have expressed frustration with Broward County, whose beleaguered electoral system has been under scrutiny since ballot confusion played a major role in the 2000 presidential election.

Meanwhile, A Florida circuit court judge has ordered Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes to provide records on the total number of ballots cast, the number counted and uncounted, and data on vote by mail for the county by 7 p.m. ET tonight, siding with Scott. "Florida voted for Rick Scott!".

Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher filed on Friday, asking that a hearing be held in response to the judge's earlier decision in favor of Scott.

The US President Donald trump has offered to accuse Russian Federation of problems with determining the victor of elections in the American States of Florida and Georgia.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, who is also the mayor of Tallahassee, had conceded defeat to his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis late Tuesday night.

Mr Gillum conceded, and many news organisations called the race for Mr DeSantis. DeSantis led Gillum by 0.47 percentage point as of Thursday afternoon.

The tight races underscored Florida's status as a perennial swing state where elections are often decided by the thinnest of margins.

But Scarborough and his fellow Morning Joe panelists see this story in much simpler terms: just count the votes.