"Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach".
FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen was personally chosen by Scott in 2015, even though the appointment is subject to approval by the three elected Cabinet members.
Florida's 67 elections supervisors must send their unofficial numbers to the state by 1 p.m. Saturday, and campaign volunteers were scrambled around the state Thursday as supervisors prepared to examine provisional ballots cast by voters with unresolved issues at their polling places.
Nelson spokesman Dan McLaughlin said the senator's campaign is trying to ensure "that all the votes in Florida are counted and counted accurately". A spokeswoman for the agency said there were no credible allegations of fraud, therefore no active investigation.
It's unknown how many provisional ballots have been cast statewide in Florida this year.
Marc Elias, a lawyer hired by Nelson, said he expects the margin to narrow further. He announced that he had filed a lawsuit against the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office because "they are illegally refusing to allow official party representatives into the ballot counting area and forcing people to stand behind a glass wall with limited visibility and no ability to hear what is going on".
Florida's is a perennial swing state, and many of its elections have been decided by the thinnest of margins since 2000, when Florida decided the presidency by 537 votes in a contest that took more than five weeks to sort out.
The most recent was former Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and the race may be headed to a recount. Scott has also asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to investigate to see if any crimes have been committed.
Democratic legal teams kicked into action Thursday in Florida, demanding a recount they insist will ultimately declare Democratic Sen.
Election margins below half a percent trigger machine recounts in Florida.
More than 48 hours after the country concluded the midterm elections, it's still unknown who will be Florida's next USA senator, governor and agriculture commissioner, or how long it will be before those pronouncements can be made.
AP on Tuesday called the election for Republican Ron DeSantis over Democrat Andrew Gillum. DeSantis holds a lead of 38,613 votes out of more than 8.2 million ballots counted - a margin of 0.47 percentage points.
According to Florida law, if a vote margin reaches.5 percent or less, an automatic machine recount is triggered statewide.
Gillum is now trailing DeSantis 49.65 percent to 49.13 percent, a margin of.52 percent, according to the Florida Division of Elections website. That race will also go to a recount.
The Florida governor's race appeared to be much closer to settled on Tuesday night when Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis.
Recounts, which have not officially been authorized in either race, put the outcome of two of the most closely watched races of 2018 on hold, with Democrats hoping for a miracle that could get both Gillum, a candidate who garnered considerable attention in his campaign against DeSantis, and Nelson, an incumbent who Democrats had thought would win his seat going into Tuesday night, over the finish line with a win.