There is no active investigation into Florida elections, FDLE says

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"I would expect that we are going to be well under the 0.25 percent needed for a hand recount and I think that's where we are headed", said Marc Elias, a nationally known elections lawyer who has represented a number of high-profile Democrats in successful recount battles.

The Scott campaign lashed out at the suit.

A hearing began just after 3 p.m. Friday.

On Thursday night, Scott filed a lawsuit against Broward and Palm Beach counties for their refusal to be transparent. But lawyers for Scott contended the information is already required to be collected under state law and should take minutes to provide.

Trump spoke to reporters early Friday before boarding a flight to Paris.

According to the Sun Sentinel, an unusual pattern has emerged in Broward County, where many more people voted in local races than the U.S. Senate race, when the trend is typically the reverse. Today the Florida Department of Law Enforcement stated, "This morning we spoke with the Department of State and they indicated they had no criminal allegations of fraud".

"Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach", Trump tweeted on Thursday. Scott's lead over Sen. If the margin is within 0.25 percent, as it stood in the Senate race, a hand recount - slower and more thorough than by machine - is ordered.

"They just now find the votes in Florida and Georgia while the elections were on Tuesday?"

Nelson lawyer Mar Elias shot back at Scott for using his official position to try to influence the election.

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The Republican Party on Friday sent an email fundraising appeal under Trump's name based on the Florida Senate race. They also have asked a federal court to extend the deadline for counties to submit unofficial election results.

Read the lawsuit against Palm Beach County here. He said there was a "complete lack of uniformity" in how those signatures were judged.

Also heading to recount is the Senate race between Republican Rick Scott (currently the Governor) and incumbent Senator Democrat Bill Nelson.

For demanding that Broward adhere to state law, Rubio was accused of to trying to stop some votes from being counted.

Voting in the 2018 General Election concluded November 6, 2018. If she wins, Ms. Abrams will be the U.S.'s first female African American Governor.

"Every Floridian should be concerned there may be rampant voter fraud in Palm Beach and Broward counties", he said. "What is unusual is to undervote the top of the ticket", Elias said, via RollCall. Those very votes may end up deciding who becomes the next governor of Florida, which explains why the woman supervising the election there has come under fire by Republicans.

Nelson didn't concede defeat in Tuesday's election, even after Scott declared victory, and has called for a recount. These newly discovered ballots have been "breaking nearly 3-to-1 in favor of Democrats", narrowing the margin between these two candidates to likely force a recount after Saturday's noon deadline requiring all counties to turn over election results to the state Division of Elections.

With the prospect of vote recounts looming, two of the high profile US midterm races - for State governor and a Senator from the State - continue to stay in focus even after the voting day.

In the governor's race, Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, conceded on Tuesday night. Now with two of the state's most Democratic counties still filing unofficial results, Scott's lead has shrunk to less than the half a percentage point that would allow for a recount. Both the Senate and gubernatorial races, where Republicans hold a razor-thin lead, are now heading for a recount.

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