USA election: Florida Democrat calls for recount in tight Senate race

Democrats pick up US governorships but lose Florida, Ohio

Democrats pick up US governorships but lose Florida, Ohio

During a press conference Thursday night, Scott said, "The people of Florida deserve fairness and transparency, and the supervisors are failing to give it to us".

"If you look at Broward and Palm Beach (counties) to a lesser extent. they have had a frightful history", Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for Paris.

Under Florida law, a recount is mandatory if the winning candidate's margin is less than 0.5 percentage points when the first unofficial count is verified Saturday by Florida's secretary of state.

Scott says "unethical liberals" are trying to steal the election.

In Georgia the Republican candidate for governor, Brian Kemp, has claimed victory over Democrat Stacey Abrams. Urban Hillsborough and Pinellas counties - where Nelson sought potent support -also came up short, with the Republican governor running stronger than expected. Broward's ballot printed vertical instructions, which the guidelines said "cannot share column space with contests - test voters often overlooked races located immediately beneath vertical instructions".

"This results in a complete lack of uniformity", Elias said.

As of Friday morning, Scott led Nelson by 15,079 votes, a margin that continues to narrow since election night.

Moments later, as the president was en route to Paris for a meeting with world leaders, he tweeted, "You mean they are just now finding votes in Florida and Georgia - but the Election was on Tuesday?" Just 39,000 votes now separate the two men.

A lawyer for Nelson criticized Scott for using his official position to try to influence ballot counting.

Scott now leads in the race, but his margin has narrowed as counties finish their counts of provisional and vote-by-mail ballots.

Phillips cited violations by Snipes of both the Florida Constitution and the state's public records law in issuing her ruling.

"It is not appropriate for the governor of any state to suggest that he's going to use the power of the state to interject", Elias said.

Former Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis and Tallahassee's Democratic Mayor Andrew Gillum are locked in a tight race for governor. "A recount in at least two, possibly three, of the statewide races appears likely". A hearing was set for 3 p.m.in state court.

In a statement Thursday, Gillum's campaign says it underestimated the ballots that still needed to be counted when he conceded. DeSantis led Gillum by 0.47 percentage point as of Thursday afternoon.

Nelson, who is now losing to Republican Rick Scott by just 22,000 votes (about 0.26 percent), has not accepted defeat. Republican officials are concerned that the continuing influx of Broward county ballots may also tip the United States Senate race between Scott and incumbent Sen.

Gillum, who conceded Tuesday night, said Thursday in a statement "it has become clear there are many more outstanding ballots left to count".

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