Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida has filed three new lawsuits against county election officials as a recount of votes in his Senate race gets underway.
According to CNN, “in the first complaint, the Scott campaign alleges Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes counted a certain number of ballots after the Saturday noon deadline. The campaign announced it is filing two other lawsuits against Snipes and Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Buchner, requesting voting tabulation equipment be impounded after the machine recount is completed. The lawsuits also request both supervisors be required to preserve all ballots and records connected with the 2018 election.”
Meanwhile, officials say there is “no way” the recount in Palm Beach County can be finished by the Thursday deadline.
The election overseer for critical Palm Beach County, FL, tells CNN there is no way the recount for three races will be finished by Thursday's deadline https://t.co/3nwxYmWrDA pic.twitter.com/XsaBLGR48s
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