Gov. Rick Scott Files More Lawsuits Over Vote Count In Highly Contested Senate Race
By CBS News // November 11, 2018
Scott: blatant disregard for Florida's elections laws
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(CBS NEWS) – The first election workers are recounting ballots Sunday in Florida’s bitterly close races for the U.S. Senate and governor, ramping up their efforts after the secretary of state ordered a review of the two nationally watched contests.
Meanwhile, Republican Senate candidate Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign filed another set of lawsuits Sunday over the vote count.
Two suits asked the court to force Broward and Palm Beach county registrars to impound and secure all voting machines, and another complaint filed against Broward County elections supervisor Brenda Snipes requesting that any ballots Scott’s campaign says were illegally counted after Saturday at noon not be tallied into the final vote count.
“The Broward and Palm Beach County Supervisors of Elections has already demonstrated a blatant disregard for Florida’s elections laws, making it more important than ever that we continue to do everything possible to prevent fraud and ensure this recount is operated responsibly. Senator-Elect Rick Scott will continue to fight to protect the will of Florida voters,” said Scott campaign spokesman Chris Hartline.
Miami-Dade County election officials began feeding ballots into scanning machines Saturday evening. The tedious work in that one South Florida county alone could take days, considering some 800,000 ballots were cast. Multiply that by 67 counties in the nation’s third-most populous state, and the scope of the task was beginning to sink in Sunday.
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