"As soon as Democrats sent their best Election stealing lawyer, Marc Elias, to Broward County they miraculously started finding Democrat votes". Mr. Trump wrote, referring also to Palm Beach County, which has also been slow in its vote-counting process.
In Nelson's case, Elias announced the campaign was filing suit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida to contest the Florida law and practice of letting non-experts in canvassing boards and Supervisors of Elections offices compare voter signatures on provisional and mail-in ballots to see if they match, to determine if the votes should be counted.
Since the polls closed on Tuesday, Scott's once-solid lead nearly completely evaporated as additional ballots were counted in Broward County and Palm Beach County.
"This is voter fraud, and we're not going to take it anymore", yelled a protester.
To be clear: several thousand votes remain uncounted in Florida for various reasons-including that many were simply not received by the 7 pm Election Day deadline. Let us not repeat that injustice in FL and AZ this year.
The dramatic announcement prompted a tweet from President Donald Trump alleging a "big corruption scandal" while fellow Republican Marco Rubio accused Democrats of a coordinated effort to "steal the election".
The unusual pattern appeared in no other Florida county, the newspaper reported.
Previous claims of widespread voter fraud, including Trump's claim that millions of people voted illegally in 2016, are considered false by voting experts.
"FDLE is working with the Department of State and we will investigate any allegations of criminal activity or fraud", FDLE spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger told TPM.
As of Friday afternoon, Scott and Nelson are separated by a mere 0.18 percentage points - below the threshold for a mandatory hand recount.
In Florida, an automatic recount will be triggered if the difference in vote totals between two candidates is 0.5 percent or less. On Saturday, Caldwell said Fried's celebration was premature.
Democrat Andrew Gillum's campaign said it was prepared for any outcome, including a recount.
Snipes' lack of transparency regarding the vote count has led a number of prominent Republicans, including Sen. Even though Tim Canova, a Democrat primary challenger to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz - a former DNC chair - sued for access to the ballots, Snipes ordered them to be destroyed.
Scott holds a razor-thin lead over Nelson. The Senate race and the contest for agriculture commissioner both now both fall within.25%. The Georgia contest drew attention because of Kemp's role as the state's top election official and allegations by voting rights groups and Democrats that he used his position to suppress minority votes.
"All the votes haven't been counted", Abrams lawyer John Chandler told reporters, adding there were outstanding absentee and provisional ballots. Moreover, he DID give a link to the IMPROPER destruction of ballots in 2016 and the lawsuit against Brian Snipes: that link again, HERE.
Attorneys for Republican Agriculture Commissioner Candidate Matt Caldwell served Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes with a lawsuit on Saturday, asking the 17th judicial circuit court to determine if ballots were included in the vote count after polls closed on November 6.