Bill Nelson's lawyers are now challenging Florida's election signature law

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Scott also filed a second lawsuit against Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher, saying she's refused to allow his representatives to personally witness the ballot counting process. In fact, as of Thursday evening, Maricopa County said it still had over half a million votes to count.

Florida has made a disturbing return to the election spotlight 18 years after the drama that launched George W Bush's presidency, as the state braces for race recounts amid accusations of corruption and voting discrepancies.

The Scott campaign lashed out at the suit.

A Broward County judge has ordered the immediate release of voter information sought by Florida Gov. Rick Scott from the county's supervisor of elections.

A judge ruled in favor of Republicans on Friday afternoon, finding that Snipes had violated both the state constitution and the public records act and ordering her to make all voting records available by 7:00 p.m. Friday.

As the Chairman of the political law practice Perkins Coie, Elias represents almost all of the Democratic senators, according to RollCall, and his firm also represents the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Governors' Association as a whole.

Similar action has been taken in other states with signature match laws, most notably Georgia.

Earlier Friday, Trump also ridiculed the ongoing review of ballots.

"I think it is fair to say right now that the results of the 2018 Senate election are unknown and you and election officials should treat it as such", said Elias. Marco Rubio called what was happening in his state "an outrage" Friday night, as questions continued to swirl around the Senate and gubernatorial vote in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

That's where votes are being tallied in the U.S. Senate race between Scott and incumbent Sen. "This morning we spoke with the Department of State and they indicated that at this time they had no allegations of fraud".

Scott announced his intention to have law enforcement look into Broward and Palm Beach counties at a news conference Thursday night.

By law, any race with a lead of 0.5 percent or less triggers a mandatory machine recount.

Trump said Scott "won by a comfortable margin", though he noted that "every couple of hours, it goes down a little bit".

The ballots yet to be counted place both Scott and Ron DeSantis is perilous positions.

However, the Associated Press is reporting that Mr DeSantis has won the election. They also have asked a federal court to extend the deadline for counties to submit unofficial election results.

"Once again this court finds that Broward County is under the nation's microscope because of an election", Phillips said in the ruling, according to a WFTV reporter Field Sutton.

Of that experience, Elias said to RollCall of watching Franken get sworn in, "It was a very emotional thing".

Brenda Snipes, Broward County supervisor of elections, right, speaks with officials before a canvasing board meeting November 9, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla.

For demanding that Broward adhere to state law, Rubio was accused of to trying to stop some votes from being counted. If she wins, Ms. Abrams will be the U.S.'s first female African American Governor. "Florida voted for Rick Scott!".

"Every Floridian should be concerned there may be rampant voter fraud in Palm Beach and Broward counties", he said.

Elias is an attorney for the campaign of Democratic U.S. Sen.

At the center of the battle is Detzner, a Republican who was appointed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Nelson's GOP opponent in the contested Senate race.