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County election officials are required to submit unofficial election results to the Florida Division of Elections at noon on Saturday.

A Broward County judge later ordered that county's election supervisor Brenda Snipes to turn over to Scott's campaign an accounting of how many ballots were cast in that county along with a breakdown by category.

"I will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election", Scott told reporters.

Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott claimed victory over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson on election night.

As of Friday afternoon, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said it had received no formal request for an investigation. He isn't telling the truth, which is: "votes are not being found; they're being counted", he added.

The Daily Beast reported that "right-wing activist Laura Loomer, a former James O'Keefe associate who has made her name by yelling at prominent Democrats in a stunt that she calls 'Loomering, '" was heading to Broward County.

The judge noted that the information in question "should have already been compiled" by the time of the court hearing.

A spokeswoman says state law enforcement officials in Florida have not launched any elections-fraud allegations.

"If you look at Broward County, they have had a awful history", Trump told reporters outside the White House. "The Broward Effect." How come they never find Republican votes?

Scott holds a razor-thin lead over Nelson.

If any of the races are within a margin of 0.25 of a percentage point or less after the machine recount, a manual recount would be triggered.

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Scott urged every sheriff in the state to watch for any violations during the recount process and to take appropriate actions.

Florida election officials have until Saturday to tally votes. He said he is preparing to become the state's next governor. The race remains too close to call, with Nelson narrowly trailing Scott.

Trump also tweeted Friday that Marc Elias - Nelson's elections lawyer, who also served as general counsel for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election - is masterminding the electoral fraud. A judge ruled in 2016 that Snipes violated Florida election law by prematurely destroying mail-in ballots that would have otherwise been examined as part of a lawsuit against her office.

Scott's attorney Jason Zimmerman noted that his clients were not requesting Broward County stop counting votes.

"What's going on in Florida is a disgrace", he said.

The unusual pattern appeared in no other Florida county, the newspaper reported. To surpass DeSantis, Gillum would need to win more than 105,000 ballots by a huge, 37-point margin - and it's not immediately clear if there are even 105,000 votes left to be counted. "Let election officials do their job and count the ballots".

Another suit filed by the Democratic Party in Georgia seeks to extend the deadline for absentee ballots in a county hit by Hurricane Michael.

A court in South Florida has been asked to intervene in the tight U.S. Senate race between Democratic U.S. Sen.

The court has sided with Scott in these two separate cases. That process must be finished by 3 p.m. on Thursday.

David Lublin, a professor of government at American University, dismissed suggestions that corruption was to blame, and said the latest statements by Trump and Scott "are highly irresponsible".

Two races in the southeastern state, for governor and US Senate, hung in the balance Friday, three days after the contentious midterm elections that saw Democrats seize control of the House of Representatives from President Donald Trump's Republicans.

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