The lawsuit, filed Thursday, lists the Democratic Executive Committee as a plaintiff with Nelson and Florida Secretary Ken Detzner as a defendant. "And the fact that she is not communicating to the public or to the campaigns.is suspicious, because if you don't know the tabulation, then anything can happen underneath", Watters said. She ordered Snipes to turn over the number of all ballots cast in the midterm election, including absentee, early voting and those cast on Election Day. If the signature on the ballot envelope doesn't match state records, the vote is rejected.
Palm Beach also was home to the infamous "butterfly ballot" that many Democrats believe cost Gore the election. During a press conference Thursday night, Scott said, "The people of Florida deserve fairness and transparency, and the supervisors are failing to give it to us".
Scott holds a razor-thin lead over Nelson.
In elections with a winning margin of 0.25 percentage points or fewer, the state requires a hand recount of ballots where machines didn't detect a vote.
In Florida, both the senate and governor's races remain undecided, and could potentially be heading for a recount.
Scott claimed victory Tuesday night.
"Democrat lawyers are descending on Florida", Sen.
"Let's be clear: When Elias says 'win, ' he means 'steal.'" The campaign said in a statement. "Right now the results are unknown, as to who has won", he said.
WPLG-TV in Miami reported Snipes had a "testy exchange" with one of the station's reporters Thursday as the elections supervisor was asked about the status of the recount.
As the Democrat-heavy counties have counted new votes since Tuesday's election, Scott's margin has gotten smaller, now with just 15,000 votes over Nelson. "No ragtag group of liberal activists or lawyers from D.C. will be allowed to steal this election from the voters in the State of Florida".
"In spite of the fact that we're a little bit down in the numbers, we're hopeful that every single vote will be counted in this race". Nelson is going to be declared the victor and return to the U.S. Senate.
Elias said it's "not appropriate" for a governor to suggest he's going to use his powers to "interject his law enforcement authority to prevent the counting of ballots that have been legally cast".
"All of a sudden they are finding votes out of nowhere", Trump said of the Senate race.
The race during Tuesday's midterm U.S. election was one of America's most-watched, with the outgoing governor Scott mounting a tough challenge against three-time incumbent Nelson.
He said that by 4 p.m. Friday, 52 of the state's 67 counties have already provided their returns to the state.
In a series of tweets Thursday, Rubio charged that in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, election officials are continuing to count ballots, reporting tens of thousands of additional vote for Democratic candidates, including incumbent Sen.
Less than 24 hours after Gov. Rick Scott called for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate "rampant fraud" in his U.S. Senate race, the department said that there are no voter fraud allegations to look into and that Scott made no formal request for an investigation. Gillum conceded to his opponent, Ron DeSantis, on Tuesday, but as more votes have been counted the race has narrowed.