Nevertheless, Schumer accused Scott and Trump of attempting to "shut down the election". He reaffirmed that the county has not counted any ballots that arrived after 7 p.m. on election day.
In a wide-ranging interview Wednesday with the Daily Caller, Trump called Snipes a "disgrace" and a "disaster". "Sometimes they go to their auto, put on a different hat, put on a different shirt, come in and vote again". He lambasted Trump and Scott for alleging fraud when no officials have concluded there was fraud, although Broward County's proudly Democratic election supervisor, Brenda Snipes, has faced increasing scrutiny from many others.
Florida's Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi wrote a letter to the state's Department of Law Enforcement saying she was "deeply troubled" that the agency had not pursued Scott's request for an investigation into what he said was potential voter fraud in the Senate election.
The Florida Department of State says it flagged a series of "irregularities" in documents filed last week - "cure affidavits" created to help voters fix mistakes they believe they might have made on absentee and mail-in ballots.
Meanwhile, problems continue to arise in Palm Beach County, where tallying machines have overheated. "5 days after last early vote was cast they remain ONLY county which still has not completed its early vote count", Rubio tweeted.
"The machines are old", said Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher, who said they underwent maintenance right before the election.
"I can assure you the more exhausted person in the room is me", quipped Walker, who is presiding over at least seven cases related to Florida's election.
The plaintiffs also want Scott to recuse himself from exercising his executive authority to remove or suspend county canvassing board members, comprised of supervisors of elections, judges and county commissioners. Snipes made a decision to buy three more (at $115,000 a pop) to beef up for Election Day, and another four are on loan from the manufacturer. The ballots were crucial to a pending recount lawsuit filed by Wasserman Schultz's challenger Tim Canova.
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The Florida Department of Elections has asked federal prosecutors to investigate the first possible violation of elections law reported this election - letters sent by the Florida Democratic Party to voters in four counties, including Broward, telling them they could fix issues with mail-in ballots by November 8 instead of the actual deadline, November 6. "But we clearly know, the judges have already said, they clearly violated the law". "When we can't trust our elections, we don't have a democracy".
Democrats have urged state officials to do whatever it takes to make sure every vote is counted. Bill Nelson, of being a "sore loser" who is "clearly trying to commit fraud to win this election", as recounts commenced in the state's tight gubernatorial and Senate contests.
Scott was in Washington, D.C., while the court battles rage on.
But he joined five Republican senators-elect Wednesday for an appearance with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who published an op-ed Wednesday calling for bipartisanship. Neither Florida's secretary of state nor its state law enforcement has recognized any evidence of criminal fraud by voters or election officials.
Florida law also requires votes be counted according to certain deadlines, but Schumer dismissed that by pointing to the Electoral College. In the Senate race, Scott's lead over Nelson was 0.14 percentage points. In the governor's contest, unofficial results showed DeSantis ahead of Gillum by 0.41 percentage points. In 2000, he was appointed by Florida's Supreme Court to oversee the presidential recount (which the U.S. Supreme Court stopped before it was finished, making George W. Bush president). The county is doing the Senate race first and will then do the governor. He demanded that the election night results - which showed the Republicans leading based upon incomplete ballot counts - be used to determine the victor.
Chief Judge Mark Walker of the U.S. District Court's Northern District in Florida will hear the first of these lawsuits.
Bay County is generally regarded as a conservative stronghold while Broward and Palm Beach traditionally lean liberal.
WJCT News asked the Florida Department of State for specifics on military and overseas citizens ballots in this and past elections, but hasn't received a response yet.