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Trouble in Florida: Lawsuits and Accusations Fly Over Senate, Governor Races

Sen. Bill Nelson won't concede the midterm election to Rick Scott. (Bill Nelson Facebook)

For most of the U.S., the midterm elections have come and gone. But in a few states, they're far from over.

In Georgia, Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams—who's trailing in the vote count—has filed a lawsuit to try to force a recount. Meanwhile, Republican Brian Kemp has declared victory.

And in Florida, the battle for the ballot is getting downright ugly.

"Bill Nelson is a sore loser. He's been in politics way too long. He won't give up," charged GOP Senate candidate Gov. Rick Scott.

The state is in the midst of a bitter state-wide recount in three races, including the race to determine who heads to the Senate and who resides in the governor's mansion.

That automatic machine recount kicked in when the leads dropped to below one-half percent.

Gov. Scott and fellow Republican Ron DeSantis seemed destined for victory Wednesday night, but an onslaught of late votes from Broward and Palm Beach counties closed the gap.

Now, Republicans are crying foul.

"They didn't report on time; we still don't know how they went in these two counties and had dramatic increases," stated Scott.

The Florida courts agreed there was improper action, charging Broward County officials failed to turn over ballot records.

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