In what he claimed is a clear violation of state law, the Democratic supervisors in those counties last updated their figures at 10:19 a.m. Friday in Palm Beach County and Thursday night in Broward. But lawyers for Scott contended the information is already required to be collected under state law and should take minutes to provide.
The suit also accuses her of preventing county canvassing board officials from performing its duties, the WESH report said. Scott accused Broward and Palm Beach county election officials of fraud, but offered no evidence beyond procedural errors and Scott's dwindling vote margin. The initial count of votes has not yet been completed, as ballots in these populous, Democratic-leaning counties are still being counted.
The ongoing accounts have whittled Mr. Scott's lead from roughly 60,000 on Election Night to slightly more than 15,000 late Friday. If the margin between the two candidates is 0.5 percentage points or less, there will be a statewide recount.
"Election officials are literally just counting the ballots".
However, the Associated Press is reporting that Mr DeSantis has won the election.
Nelson and the Florida Democrats also filed an injunction against the state to get the vote-counting deadline extended.
The U.S. Senate race in Florida remains too close to call, with an automatic recount appearing to be an inevitability as Republican Rick Scott's lead over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson is now less than.2 percent.
In speaking with Florida Politics, Murphy laid out how he discovered his vote would not be counted. If she wins, Ms. Abrams will be the U.S.'s first female African American Governor.
Rick Scott, who is vying for a seat in the Senate, has ripped the female election supervisors in the state's two largest counties as "unethical liberals".
All the complaining Trump, Scott and other Republicans are doing about ballots still being counted in heavily Democratic South Florida counties is either based on ignorance of the process or a deliberate effort to mislead the public, Elias added.
"Tonight I am asking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate this immediately and I am considering every single legal option available".
On Friday, Nelson lawyer Marc Elias shot back at Scott on a conference call with reporters, saying "Just look at the behavior of your governor". "What is unusual is to undervote the top of the ticket", Elias said, via RollCall. "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.
Scott, speaking with Fox News' Dana Perino on "The Daily Briefing", said Friday "there's no transparency" to the vote count.
President Donald Trump tweeted Friday he's sending lawyers to expose "fraud" in Broward County as ballots continue to be counted ahead of a noon Saturday deadline for canvassing boards to submit unofficial results from Tuesday's election.
Sarah Revell, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of State, said she didn't know of any other recount in a governor or Senate race in state history.