Countdown to possible recount in Florida races

Lamar Ellis
November 10, 2018

In a frantic effort to make sure every possible vote is counted, dozens of volunteers on Friday converged on a warehouse-turned-phone bank on Atlanta's east side.

The Republican Party on Friday sent an email fundraising appeal under Trump's name based on the Florida Senate race.

"So it has been over 48 hours since the polls closed, and Broward and Palm Beach counties are still finding and counting ballots, and the supervisors - Brenda Snipes and Susan Bucher - can not seem to say how many ballots still exist or where these ballots came from, or where they have been", Scott said. "Don't worry, Florida - I am sending much better lawyers to expose the FRAUD!"

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"He and I agree". Nelson is going to be declared the victor and return to the U.S. Senate, ' said Marc Elias, a recount attorney hired by the Nelson campaign, in a conference call.

In the Senate contest that Scott was running in, Democrat Bill Nelson was trailing by "about 15,000 votes, a margin of 0.18 points".

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

Trump inserted himself into both races, casting doubt on the ongoing vote tallies in those states as well as in Georgia, where thousands of absentee, provisional and other uncounted ballots could shift the outcomes.

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A state judge on Friday sided with Florida Republican Rick Scott in ordering that Republicans be granted "immediate" access to requested information about ballots in Broward County, amid explosive lawsuits against the county's top election official.

"You have to assume the worst here", Scott said, vowing to press ahead in the courts.

"I was happy to see the governor do a little promotional video for me last night about all the recounts I've been involved in", Elias said. "Nelson's interests are protected". This is not a third world dictatorship. They are working to inform Georgia voters who used a provisional ballot to turn them into their election office.

"Studies have shown that laypersons conducting signature matching are more likely to reject legitimate signatures as inauthentic than the other way around", he went on to say. Marx apparently found it a problem that Bucher's staff did not forward ballots to the canvassing board to decide if they were under or over votes.

In Riviera Beach, the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board met Friday morning to review "anomalous" ballots not yet counted because of irregularities that prevented a machine-reading. "Must overhaul these ridiculous barriers to voting". Trump said in a tweet.

"I think what's happening in Broward County should concern every American, that Rick Scott came out of election night with 55,000 votes, a 55,000 vote lead over Senator Nelson and every day that has shrunk".

"All of the sudden, they're finding votes out of nowhere", Trump added, speaking to reporters on the White House South Lawn.

Scott's lawsuits came as Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for Florida governor, said he was preparing for a recount in the state and had hired attorney Barry Richard, who represented George Bush in the 2000 recount. Under Florida law, a recount is mandatory if the winning candidate's margin is less than 0.5 percentage points.

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