U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch went to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office Monday morning to defend the recount for the governor and Senate races.
He also blasted those who claim election fraud.
Deutch was met by a number of protesters gathered outside of the office.
"What we saw over the weekend, starting Thursday with the governor's press conference and continuing right into the weekend with statements from the governor, Sen. Rubio and President Trump, is an attempt to undermine people’s faith in what’s happening in Florida and, ultimately, undermine people's faith in our democracy," Deutch said.
The congressman said every valid vote needs to be counted.
Two more scanning machines were added to the lineup Monday morning in Broward to help with the recount process, bringing the total to 12.
While that was going on inside, protesters were gathering outside for the third day in a row. Protesters are both critical and suspicious of the process.
Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott has accused Broward County Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda Snipes of election fraud.
Snipes' lawyer calls those allegations unfounded.
If after the machine recount, the margin separating the candidates is less than 0.25 percent, then that would trigger a manual recount.