As both counties were still counting votes, Scott read a statement saying "unethical liberals" and "left-wing activists" were trying to "steal the election" by "coming up with more and more ballots out of nowhere."
Scott filed the lawsuit as a candidate, but as the sitting governor, he said he also ordered the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the handling of the ballots. President Donald Trump tweeted after Scott's news conference: "Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach. Florida voted for Rick Scott!"
In the lawsuit filed in Broward County Circuit Court, the NRSC and Scott accuse Snipes, who has served in her role since 2003, of failing to provide information about outstanding ballots that had yet to be tabulated.
In the lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, the NRSC and Scott accuse Bucher of not allowing the county's canvassing board to determine "all valid votes" from "overvoted" and "undervoted" absentee ballots and "has made determinations regarding voter intent herself."
"Every Floridian should be concerned there may be rampant fraud in Palm Beach and Broward counties," Scott said.
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