Republicans went offensive on Thursday as the trip to three state offices in Florida intensified with intense scrutiny of the vote count in Broward County, Democratic and Heavy.
"Broward superintendents in violation of Florida law requiring timely reports are not just annoying incompetence," Senator Marco Rubio tweeted, referring to Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes. "He opened the door to lawyers for come here and try to steal a seat in the United States Senate and the Florida Cabinet. "
Rubio referred to the tenders for the state agriculture commissioner, where the democrat Nikki Fried opened a small advantage of 564 votes on Republican Matt Caldwell on Thursday afternoon, and the most expensive race in the history of the US Senate, between Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Bill Nelson, Scott had an advantage of 1
"The last scrutinies downloaded from Broward and / or Palm Beach have launched the Ag. Comm race for Dem and shaved another 4k from the command of Scott in the race to the Senate, "wrote Rubio." From 3 on Wednesday. the slow dripping from these 2 counties controlled by Dem cut Scott's lead from 54 to 17K. And they refuse to reveal # of votes they have left. "
At 5:00 pm Thursday, the Snipes said that Broward County finished counting votes for early voting, with only the post cards and remaining provisional votes Snipes said the county would end up voting "early." Snipes added that the county accepted 205 of 600 interim votes so far.
Election Supervisor Palm Beach County Susan Bucher said her office will finish the count of about 3,500 votes remaining by late Friday afternoon.
Scott's campaign characterized Nelson's recruitment of election attorney Marc Elias to conduct his reconnaissance work as "a gun hired by Washington, which will try to win the election for Nelson Nelson He has already lost. "
And Republican Ron DeSantis, speaking to Hialeah Gardens journalists, said he "does not see the hour to serve". The governor's bid for DeSantis has returned to a new Democratic Andrew Gillum tally on Thursday, although DeSantis has a larger cushion than Scott.  "I am proud to have been elected Tuesday evening, it's a great honor," said DeSantis. "We're working hard for the transition, we'll let the lawyers do what they have to do, but we're good, waiting to serve."
Snipes is no stranger to the controversy. In May, a court declared that it had illegally destroyed votes from a Congressional run in 2016 and the state announced that it would send election experts to Broward County to ensure that the laws were followed.
As Rubio wrote: "Democratic lawyers are coming down to Florida … to change the election results." Broward Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose 2016 Democratic primaries against Tim Canova have been the subject of court ruling of this year against Snipes, they said that Republican criticism of the process of counting votes makes a disservice to voters while the ballots are counted.
"I spent today helping voters to make sure they know how to assert their vote, not spending time in politics and preventing them from counting votes" Wasserman Schultz . "This is not really surprising because it was the consistent MO of the way Republicans in this state treat the recount process."
Wasserman Schultz said that his only priority is to make sure that every single vote in Broward County is counted a property and that determining what went wrong in the county counting process can take place in following.
"The time to determine, you know, if something went wrong or what problems need to be addressed is after completing the electoral process," Wasserman Schultz said.
His biggest concern at this point is that electoral supervisors in 44 counties have not publicly disclosed lists of voters who have submitted interim votes, and that most of those counties have Republican electoral supervisors.
"One thing that will have to be addressed after the completion of the process is the way you deal with the identity of a voter who has voted provisionally," Wasserman Schultz said. "Information about voters is public and that's how each party has an election file, when voting on a provisional run-off that should not be treated differently."
Elias, Nelson's electoral attorney, is confident that you will find more errors during a hand-held readiness that could change the results of Nelson's race. Several electoral predictions have moved the Florida Senate race from "Likely Republican" to "Lean Republican" two days after election day due to the looming recount.
"When, at the end of the day, all electors eligible have counted and counted accurately, the fundamental truth we are about to learn is that more voters voted for Sen . Nelson that for Governor Scott, "Elias said
The writers of the Miami Herald staff, Alex Harris and Martin Vassolo, contributed to this relationship.
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