|Rick Scott sues Broward, Palm Beach counties|
Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott Senate election, filed lawsuits late Thursday in Broward and Palm Beach counties as votes continued to be mysteriously democratic Sen. Bill Nelson
On Election Night, unofficial results showed Mr. Scott has been beaten Nelsonby a bit less than 60,000 votes – the same razor thin margin by which Mr. Scott had been re-elected governor in 2014
But as officers in the deeply liberal Broward and Palm Beach counties have
announced more and more votes Wednesday and Thursday – which whittled away at Mr. Scott’s lead – and squads of democratic lawyers, descended on Florida promising recounts and lawsuits, the Scott campaign and some Republican officials cried foul.
The vote total in Broward County, which is no stranger to dubious voting procedures,
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stood at 634,000 votes on election night, according to the Scott campaign. That figure swelled to 695,700 votes by 1 a.m. Thursday and then to 707,223 votes by 2:30 p.m.
“And we just learned, that number has increased to 712,840 ballots cast on election day,” the Scott campaign said at 8 p.m. EST Thursday.
And all of them have been unfolded against a backdrop of silence from county officials.
GOP Sen. Marco Rubio hit back hard on twitter Thursday, flatly accusing Mr. Nelson and Democratic Lawyers of Electoral Larceny Mr. Scott did not mince words Thursday evening.
“We’ve all seen the incompetence and unregulatedities in vote tabulations in Broward and Palm Beach for years. Well, here we are again, “he said in a statement released by his campaign. “I will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election from the people of Florida.”
Marc Elias, a lawyer with the Democrat-linked firm Perkins Coie, held a conference call with reporters Thursday morning at which he brashly predicted Mr. Nelson would eventually be declared the victor in the race and boasted his results in elections.