Embattled Broward County Elections Chief Hints She May Step Down

FL-Sen Democrat Bill Nelson files lawsuit to count mail-in ballots that arrived late

Trump urges Florida to end vote recount and hand elections to Republicans

The malfunctions resulted in the loss of more than a day's work. Bucher did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press on Wednesday (Thursday NZT).

Speaking to about 200 supporters in Orlando church Tuesday night, Gillum said claims without evidence by Trump, Scott and Republican U.S. Sen. The election supervisor that declared her office couldn't complete a recount before a legal deadline declared herself "disappointed".

The Democrats succeeded in wresting the majority away from the Republicans in the House of Representatives, meaning they will now be able to vote down Trump's legislation. Democrats have urged state officials to do whatever it takes to make sure every vote is counted.

State monitors and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement say there are no indications of fraud in the county's vote.

Republican Gov. Rick Scott holds a narrow lead over incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.

On Saturday, Florida's secretary of state ordered recounts in the three races.

Marc Elias, a campaign attorney for Nelson, contended there was no legal need for the existing deadlines since the Senate victor would not be sworn in until January.

Meanwhile, the elections supervisor in heavily Republican Bay County said he allowed about 150 people to cast ballots by email, the Miami Herald reported. We need to be careful of what we say.

Ion Sancho, who recently retired as an elections supervisor in northern Florida after three decades said of the Broward elections office: "There's nothing criminal going on here".

Ballots from Broward County, the epicenter of the fight over Florida's first statewide recount. Then workers grab another stack and repeat the process.

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Mr Nelson today tweeted: "There's zero evidence backing up claims by Republican extremists that Democrats are trying to steal the election".

"No statute and no rule that the court could find addresses the situation which Supervisor Bucher faces here: how to timely complete the machine and manual recounts in four different contests with machines that can only do a recount of one contest at a time, when the statutory time seems to anticipate at most a recount in a single contest", Gievers wrote.

"Many supervisors' offices have various types of incidents to occur", Scott said. "Must go with Election Night!" he tweeted. State law also gives a 10-day grace period following the election to count overseas absentee ballots. Bill Nelson that is the subject of an ongoing recount.

But this year, the Florida recount was personal for Trump. He aggressively campaigned in the state, putting his finger on the scales of the Republican gubernatorial primary this summer by endorsing DeSantis.

Anyone who remembers the recount of the 2000 presidential race in Florida may feel an unsettling case of deja-vu.

Even Human Rights Watch, a non-government organisation more commonly associated with violations in authoritarian regimes, said: "Voters in Florida must be heard. I think I have served the goal that I came here for, which was to provide a credible election product for our members", she said Tuesday.

And said "concerns", including in Broward County, stemmed from the Florida Democratic Party.

"It's just plain wrong". DeSantis won with 51 percent over Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Matt Caldwell beat Nikki Fried with 50.36 percent of the vote. Republican Ron DeSantis led Democrat Andrew Gillum by almost 34,000 votes, or.41 percent. At this point, the Senate race is the only one that qualifies for a hand recount. Palm Beach county had admitted that it will not finish its recount by the Thursday deadline because its 11-year-old tallying machines are not fast enough, while in Broward County, additional sheriff's deputies were sent to guard ballots and voting machines.

Scott on Sunday asked a Broward County judge to issue an emergency injunction calling for law enforcement to seize all voting machines, tallying devices and ballots when they are not being used until the end of the recount and any related litigation.

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