Fla. Candidates Sue As Rhetoric Heats Up Over Vote Count

Law360 (November 9, 2018, 8:52 PM EST) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott's and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson's camps traded barbs Friday as litigation picked up across the Sunshine State ahead of likely recounts in their Senate contest and two other statewide races.

Protesters gathered outside the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill, Fla. (AP) As of Friday afternoon, the Republican governor led the three-term Democrat by less than 15,000 votes in their Senate race, within the 0.25 percent threshold for a mandatory hand recount under state law. Meanwhile, the agriculture commissioner's race between Republican Matt Caldwell and Democrat Nikki Fried was also headed for a hand recount...

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