In a morning tweet, Trump suggested the results from the night of the election should stand, handing victories to fellow Republicans Rick Scott in the Senate race and Ron DeSantis in the gubernatorial race. Bill Nelson's re-election campaign argued that Florida's signature-match rules violate the US Constitution and called for the judge to invalidate the law.
"An honest vote count is no longer possible" in Florida, Trump declared Monday, without elaborating. It is common for elections supervisors to process results well after election night, regardless of whether television networks or candidates have called the winners or losers in an election.
In the 2008 Minnesota Senate recount, Democrat Al Franken overcame an initial 206-vote gap to win by 312 votes.
Adding to her troubles, some Twitter users found a photo from mid-October that shows Snipes with former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the campaign trail.
What makes this especially heinous is that almost all election experts agree that Scott has his race won, yet Scott is still spinning conspiracy theories about supposed "election fraud" which has been repudiated by his own election officials and state police.
"All over Florida, the elections have been a cluster-k, and everyone is contributing to it", starting with Broward County's Brenda Snipes, a Democrat, but also Republican officials. And here in the Senate, Democratic candidates did extraordinarily well with a very hard map. Scott now holds a slim lead over Nelson.
The Florida Department of State says it flagged a series of "irregularities" in documents filed last week - "cure affidavits" created to help voters fix mistakes they believe they might have made on absentee and mail-in ballots.
Numerous and competing lawsuits have already been filed by both Senate campaigns since Election Day.
Walker has issued several rulings in elections cases that are on the side of expanding voting rights while critical of Scott's administration.
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The deadline for machine recounts in Palm Beach County encompass all the state races, including for the U.S. Senate and governor's race. The hand recount would then be required to be finished by Sunday at noon.
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Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered recounts from 67 elections departments after receiving unofficial vote tallies on Saturday.
The governor's race also has tightened, with DeSantis, a staunch ally of Trump, ahead of Gillum by 0.41 percent.
Nelson was just 0.15 percent behind Scott prior to the recount. But back in 2006, Schumer was not a fan of recounts and told Republicans to end their "futile" efforts in two Senate races where the Republican candidates were trailing. The commission is a three-member panel that officially signs off on election results in state and federal races. If a hand recount is required after that, local officials would have until November 18 to submit results. Newly elected senators are expected to report to Washington this week for orientation. During the initial recount, the machines set aside any ballots that can not be tallied.
Meanwhile, Elections Supervisor Mark Andersen in heavily Republican Bay County told the Miami Herald on Monday that he allowed about 150 people to cast ballots by email, which is illegal under state law. The Republicans have upbraided officials there for tallying ballots slowly and not providing enough transparency about their process.
Incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has filed a lawsuit demanding that vote-by-mail ballots that arrived late still be counted in the 2018 midterm election.
Snipes hinted Tuesday that she may not be in the job very long, saying it was "hard to rule out race" as a factor in the criticism being lobbed at her. "What we're trying to do is make sure every lawful vote is counted". "And I believe every voter should be given a fair opportunity to have their ballot cast, but we don't want that ballot to be cast illegally".