Hearing Held to Discuss Scott's Lawsuit Against Broward, Palm Beach

A hearing Monday morning dealt with Florida's Senate battle and subsequent fallout from last Tuesday's general election.

Attorneys representing Gov. Rick Scott and Broward County Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda Snipes appeared in court to discuss Scott's lawsuit.

The Republican governor vying to unseat Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in the Senate is suing Broward County, citing "continued antics, failures and willful disregard of the law." He is also suing neighboring Palm Beach County.

 

In one complaint against Snipes, the Scott campaign is suing to prevent votes counted by Broward County after the noon Saturday deadline from being part of the recount. 

Broward County officials filed their final unofficial tally just after the deadline.

Scott's campaign is requesting voting 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.

Scott has repeatedly said that the elections may have been affected by voter fraud in Broward and Palm Beach counties, two of biggest Democratic counties in the state, but the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is not investigating any such cases.

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