Florida Gov. Rick Scott Sues Broward County Election Supervisor

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Sues Broward County Election Supervisor

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Sues Broward County Election Supervisor

"Tonight, I am asking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate this immediately and I am considering every single legal option available", Scott said on Thursday.

Scott filed a lawsuit Thursday evening against Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, accusing her office of withholding "crucial voter information," thereby calling into question the validity of the election process. "Nelson relied on fraud when he attacked Gov. Rick Scott's record, Nelson relied on fraud when he misrepresented his Senate record, and now, he is hoping that voter fraud will help him hang on to power", Jackie Schutz Zeckman, Scott's campaign manager, said in statement.

An electronic re-tally would have to be ordered by Florida's Secretary of State Ken Detzner, a Scott appointee, after unofficial returns are tabulated.

This wasn't Snipes' first brush with electoral controversy, as she has been accused of a variety of improprieties surrounding a number of the state's elections. Broward county leans heavily Democratic, meaning the different ballots could have resulted in fewer votes for Nelson. A spokeswoman for the agency said there were no credible allegations of fraud, therefore no active investigation.

Scott announced his intention to have law enforcement look into Broward and Palm Beach counties at a news conference Thursday night.

"If you look at Broward and Palm Beach (counties) to a lesser extent. they have had a terrible history", Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for Paris.

Scott holds a razor-thin lead over Nelson.

The statement said state law requires a recount when the margin between candidates is less than a one-half percentage point.

Lakers beat Timberwolves in Los Angeles 114-110
Chandler's presence had an immediate impact for the Lakers as he pulled down eight rebounds in a little under 23 minutes. Hart hit four 3-pointers in the first half, and Kuzma hit a buzzer-beating 3 to limit Minnesota's lead to 67-65.

Scott says "unethical liberals" are trying to steal the election.

Democrat Nikki Fried clings to a lead of.04 percent over Republican Matt Caldwell in the race for the Cabinet post of agriculture commissioner, or 2,915 votes.

There were two recounts in local races afterwards.

But in Florida, where incumbent Democratic Sen.

Gillum's campaign said it's monitoring the situation with an elections lawyer and preparing for a possible state-mandated recount. At the time, the state lacked uniform rules for how to proceed.

Nelson, who trails Gov. Rick Scott with a slim 0.18 percent margin, believes the final vote total will continue to move in his favor before a recount is called Saturday.

Media captionThe Democratic candidate in Georgia's gubernatorial race will not concede until all the state's votes are counted.

"As more votes are being counted, Sen".

Mainers rally in Augusta to support Mueller probe after Sessions ouster
The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. "That's why it presents a grave threat". West Wing sources said they are "worried" about Trump Jr as they fear Mueller will be able to snare him on perjury.

Scott has argued in a court filing earlier this week "t$3 wo days after voting has concluded, the Supervisor of Elections is unwilling to disclose records revealing how many electors voted, how many ballots have been canvassed, and how many ballots remain to be canvassed", Law and Crime reported.

By contrast, 690,153 ballots have been tabulated so far in the Florida governor race.

"All of a sudden they are finding votes out of nowhere", Trump said of the Senate race.

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.

The Florida Division of Elections shows Ron DeSantis now leading Andrew Gillum, 49.62 percent to 49.15 percent.

Mr DeSantis is now leading by 36,000 votes. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., Florida governor and Republican senatorial candidate Rick Scott.

Republican Ron DeSantis' lead on Democrat Andrew Gillum fell to 0.47 points Thursday afternoon.

Federal Judge Halts Construction Of Keystone XL Pipeline
No immediate impact in oil markets is seen, as the pipeline isn't scheduled to come online for years regardless of the ruling. Trump, a Republican, said the project would lower consumer fuel prices, create jobs and reduce USA dependence on foreign oil.

Related news