Democrat Stacey Abrams Refuses to Concede Georgia Governor's Race

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Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). The margin of victory in that race has narrowed to 0.22 percent, which places it in manual recount territory.

Remember Tuesday night when Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor of the state of Florida conceded to the appearance of the race GOP nominee Ron DeSanis. Rubio said Snipes' failure to count all ballots in a more timely manner violates state law.

The campaign for Andrew Gillum announced Thursday it was bringing on Barry Richard, a lawyer who worked on the Florida recount in 2000, to handle operations for a possible statewide recount.

Detzner told county election officials on November 8 to prepare for statewide recounts, according to The Tampa Bay Times. Trump told supporters at the rally that Florida, home of his Mar-a-Lago resort, was "my state also".

Nelson attorney Marc Elias on Wednesday made clear the campaign saw the recount as a path "to win".

This item has been corrected to show Scott has asked, not ordered, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate elections offices in Palm Beach and Broward counties.

"Rick Scott will be the next U.S. Senator from the state of Florida".

Should that count show DeSantis with a margin of less than 0.5 percentage points, triggering a recount, AP will retract its call for DeSantis. Governing is about getting things done on behalf of the people of Florida, keeping our economy going, improving our water quality and environment, promoting public safety and expanding educational opportunities. Secretary of State Ken Detzner has not said whether one will be conducted.

They are taking provisional ballots and counting them "even though they're not able to vote", Schlapp said.

They could, however, be decisive in the agriculture-commissioner race, in which Democrat Nikki Fried held a slim lead of almost 3,000 votes over Republican Matt Caldwell.

Scott's campaign separately filed a lawsuit demanding that the Broward County supervisor of elections turn over several records detailing the counting and collection of ballots cast for each day of the past week.

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Incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, a three-term Democrat, now trails his Republican challenger Gov.

"No, I am not", Snipes said. "A significant number of ballots have not yet been counted and, because of the size of Florida, we believe the results of the election are unknown and require a recount".

Florida's hotly contested race for U.S. Senate appears to be headed for a hand recount, and Broward County could play a key role in the drama.

"He didn't even know what the hell we were doing with the election", Lux said.

"Under votes" are likely to become rarer in the future as more counties switch to EViD operating systems, which let poll workers verify voters' information electronically when checking them in to vote.

Richard represented former President George W. Bush in the 2000 Florida recount. "Nelson is going to be declared the victor and return to the U.S. Senate", Elias said Thursday.

With Broward still counting early and mail ballots and Palm Beach County still counting mail ballots, Gov. Rick Scott holds a lead of.18 percent over Sen.

Elias said he and his team are keeping an eye on provisional ballots counted statewide, which he argued tend to favor Democrats, and votes in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

In Miami-Dade, only provisional and overseas ballots remained uncounted.

On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump weighed in with a tweet on the Senate race, citing the possibility of election fraud. "Nelson will be in the lead going into the recount, although I would say it's a jump ball", Elias said in a conference call with reporters Thursday.