Rick Scott, the state's governor now vying to be a U.S. senator, echoed that allegation on Fox News and said that there had been "no transparency" in a recount that has seen 93,000 ballots materialise after election day that weren't counted previously.
But there have been problems. "All over Florida, the elections have been a cluster-k, and everyone is contributing to it", starting with Broward County's Brenda Snipes, a Democrat, but also Republican officials.
White House spokeswoman Mercedes Schlapp said on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) the president "obviously has his opinion" on the recount.
Broward elections officials have said this year's count was encumbered by the unexpectedly high turnout for a midterm election and the unusual length of this year's ballots, which contained 12 state constitutional amendment proposals, partly as a result of a constitutional revision commission that meets once every 20 years. It was unclear what he was referring to. During the 2004 presidential election, Snipes blamed the U.S. Postal Service for losing 58,000 absentee ballots, then later announced that only 6,000 ballots had disappeared.
Schlapp said, "It's been incredibly frustrating to watch". That means about 174,000 early voting ballots in the state's third most populous county will have to be recounted.
Bills release quarterback Nathan Peterman Former Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman leaves Buffalo as one of the most turnover-prone players in the history of the NFL. Peterman threw a pair of interceptions in relief that day, including a pick-six in the final minutes of a 20-13 loss .
DeSantis' 0.4 percent lead and Scott's 0.2 percent lead may be close enough to trigger an automatic recount, but neither race comes close to the miniscule margin in 2000, when George W. Bush led Vice President Al Gore by 0.03 percent, and was ultimately declared the victor by 537 votes.
By law, a recount was implemented in the too-close-to-call governor's race between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum, where DeSantis' winning margin was less than 0.5 percent. All three of the races that are being recounted - the Governor's race, the US Senate race and the Agriculture commissioner race - are on the first page, so those pages need to be isolated in every single one of the 67 counties across the state. "We are asking the court, when these ballots in these voting machines are not in use, to have someone other than Dr. Snipes, other than someone who listens and reports to Dr. Snipes be a part of the inspection process". "Supervisor Snipes should be removed from her office following the recounts", Bush said in a Twitter post. Lawyers for Secretary of State Ken Detzner have asked that the lawsuit be moved to federal court.
Florida Circuit Chief Judge Jack Tuter ruled there is no evidence of fraud and called on both sides to "ramp down the rhetoric". The campaign said it sought to allow local elections officials "the time they say is needed to finish a legally mandated and accurate recount".
Florida is home to some of the most restrictive voting laws in the country (one of which was overturned this cycle, giving roughly 1.4 million ex-felons the right to vote), and with each attack on democracy from people who are poised to win these elections, you can't help but wonder if they're trying to hide more subtle attacks on our democracy that helped them win these elections.
"We won", he said. The county was devastated by a Category 4 hurricane in October, and Scott ordered some special provisions for early voting there. Manatee County election workers had to start over after about five hours of counting, because the elections supervisor forgot to press a button that would identify blank ballots.
Ion Sancho, who recently retired as an elections supervisor in northern Florida after three decades said of the Broward elections office: "There's nothing criminal going on here".
But various counties are struggling to make the initial deadline.
In June, the California forestry agency blamed 12 wildfires on downed power lines owned by utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric. Further south, fires have reached the beach resort of Malibu, with a "major disaster" now declared across the state.
On the back of this news, the worldwide oil benchmark, the Brent crude , went up by more than 1.2% to trade at $71.27 per barrel. Oil futures in NY fell 0.4 percent Monday, extending a record 11th day of declines, to end the session at $59.93 a barrel.
Pelosi can only afford to lose six votes - a number that could grow to 14 if Democrats win the eight House races yet to be called. But Sunrise Movement wasn't convinced: " Nancy Pelosi is bringing a squirt gun to a wildfire", the group tweeted .
Mike Pompeo, US Secy. of State has said that these sanctions are aimed at altering the current behavior of Iran. Last week, Rouhani said Iran will proudly circumvent the U.S. sanctions, which he branded as cruel and illegal.
The Rams still have MVP candidate Todd Gurley in the backfield, and their two leading receivers, Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks. Regular starter, Chris Carson , and the second running back on the depth chart, Mike Davis , are both having good seasons.
The fire then pushed southward, jumped the wide USA 101 freeway before dawn Friday and pushed into the Santa Monica range. The Orange County Fire Authority sent two strike teams to the assist firefighters battling the Woolsey Fire, Capt.
Two recent events apparently damaged the hybrid playing surface, a combination of grass and synthetic filler. The game is supposed to take place at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City as part of the NFL's global games.
These didn't run for long periods of time but did include almost all the base content which will be available on release day. A big warning for those hoping for a smooth launch, there's a good chance of being dumped out or facing further disruption.
But this week's delightful family portraits provide the best view of the chubby-cheeked prince so far, and what a beauty he is. The photos were scheduled to be released on November 14 when he turns the milestone age, but they leaked early on November 13.
India leave it to the last ball
But while trying to accelerate the score, Hope was dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal in the seventh over. India defeated the West Indies by six wickets in the third Twenty20 worldwide in Chennai on Sunday .
Stocks drop as oil languishes, Italian bonds fall
Brent dropped US$1.97 a barrel, or 2.8 per cent, to a low of US$68.15 and was trading at around US$68.40 by 1045 GMT. Brent has lost 25 per cent since peaking at a four-year high in early October.
Victoria Beckham on Spice Girls reunion
Yesterday she was announced the victor of the Fashion Icon People's Choice Award and appeared on stage to collect her accolade. People's Choice Awards on Sunday, the 44-year-old fashion designer got her makeup done and also got-no joke-a haircut.
Lion Air crash: Boeing didn’t reveal key info
Southwest is the largest operator of the 737 MAX right now, with 23 of the aircraft in service. The plane had experienced days of faulty data readings, according to Indonesian investigators.
Jerry Jones: Dallas Cowboys Have Chance To Be An All-Time Team
Teammate Jay Ajayi is in the same boat as Darby; Ajayi tore his ACL in October, and is also slated to be a free agent in March. The Philadelphia Eagles' true identity finally revealed itself Sunday night, and it is not the one they were hoping for.
Schmidt a good All Blacks fit, says McCaw
Hansen believes that victory, and Ireland's gradual improvement under Schmidt, has increased the stakes when the two sides meet. "It is highly unlikely that he will be involved but I will talk to him tomorrow".