Meanwhile, pro-Trump former GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis leads Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by 0.4 percentage points, or about 33,000 votes. The result has huge stakes for the policies the third most populous U.S. state pursues, as well as congressional redistricting after the 2020 Census.
NBC News has projected in which DeSantis is actually the apparent winner within the gubernatorial race.
Florida’s secretary of state, Republican Ken Detzner, has ordered the recount to be completed by Thursday. If a machine recount shows the Senate race margin within 0.25 percentage points, a manual recount might then take place.
The state is actually still awaiting a full accounting of ballots coming coming from military members as well as overseas voters, which have to arrive by Friday in order to be counted.
Trump, Scott as well as Republican Sen. Marco Rubio have all alleged in which Democrats aim to steal the election. Scott filed a lawsuit Sunday against Brenda Snipes, the election supervisor in Broward County, a Democratic-leaning area as well as the state’s second most populous county.
The litigation asks a judge to order law enforcement to take custody of voting machines, tallying devices as well as ballots when not in use during the recount, according to The Associated Press. Scott alleges Snipes did not account for the votes left to be counted as well as failed to report results regularly as required by law.
Depending on how lawsuits play out, the recount could take longer than expected.