As the Senate and gubernatorial recounts continue in the state of Florida, President Trump said that both races should be called for the Republican candidates, claiming voter fraud without any evidence.
Broward officials also say they are ahead of schedule on their machine recount.
President Donald Trump again weighed in on Florida's election recount Tuesday, calling for the state's Democratic senator to admit he lost and again implied two counties' election officials are trying to steal the election from the Republicans without offering any proof. Any margin smaller than 0.25 results in an automatic recount by hand. Scott then dropped his motion to quarantine voting machines within his purview, and was subsequently sued by a group of Florida voters and grassroots organizations, as they alleged that the governor abused his power to try to swing the outcome of his race for senator and the contest to replace Scott as governor.
Because Scott is still governor and oversees the Florida Department of State, the agency responsible for handling elections, Nelson had previously called on Scott to recuse himself from "any role" in the recount process.
CNN noted, in both the Senate and gubernatorial races, Democrats are behind are behind their Republican opponents.
But as they evolved, USA elections still kept more space for raw politics than has survived in many other modern democracies - including Canada - and that appears to be a big part of the problem we're seeing now.
Florida's election recount is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered and a judge asked the warring sides to "ramp down the rhetoric", saying it erodes public confidence in the election for Senate and governor.
The judge rejected that request on Monday, according to Marc Elias, an attorney representing the Nelson campaign. He hosted a "count every vote" event at a church in Broward County on Sunday afternoon.
"I won the election", Scott told "Fox & Friends" on Monday. "There have been issues that haven't gone the way we wanted it".
While there hasn't been evidence of fraud in counting the votes, there has been a long list of errors and problems following election night in Broward. Trump tweeted, "The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged. Must go with Election Night!" the president wrote.
Studies have found no evidence of large-scale voter fraud in the United States, although courts have found evidence through the nation's history of policies meant to suppress voting by minorities.
"Our equipment isn't created to meet the deadline and we've been complaining to the state for nearly 10 years and they've never extended the deadline", Bucher told the Palm Beach Post.
"Mr. Scott can not oversee the process in a fair and impartial way and he should remove himself from the recount process".
Florida law gives local election officials until the Saturday after an election to submit their first round of unofficial election results. He demanded that the election night results - which showed the Republicans leading based upon incomplete ballot counts - be used to determine the victor. If Nelson's team wins the lawsuit, any ballot received within 10 days of the election would be counted, as long as it was postmarked by November 6. "But there's laws. Comply with the laws". Gievers also extended the deadline for a legislative race. While Democrats have already regained control of the House, 10 races are still outstanding, several of them in California.
As the recount is underway in Florida, machine malfunctions, lawsuits and claims of fraud have cast doubts over whether some counties will finish by the required Thursday deadline.