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Lawsuit From Bill Nelson, Democratic Campaign Asks Judge to Push Back Florida Recount Deadline

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    Mail-In Ballot Issues in Florida Election

    While it's convenient, more mailed-in ballots are rejected than for voters who show up in person. And Sen. Bill Nelson's campaign is suing in Tallahassee, asking a federal judge to order the state to count mailed-in ballots that would otherwise be rejected.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018)

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and a Democratic campaign committee are continuing to file lawsuits over the recount now underway in Florida.

    Nelson and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee filed two lawsuits Tuesday. One asks a federal judge to set aside looming deadlines for machine and hand recounts of ballots to give all counties time to complete recounts.

    Nelson is trying to win a fourth term but is trailing Republican Gov. Rick Scott in a tight race.

    Marc Elias, a campaign attorney for Nelson, said every county should be given a chance to finish recounting the ballots in the race. There are concerns that some large counties will not be able to finish a hand recount if it is ordered.

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    NBC 6 has complete team coverage as Broward begins counting while Miami-Dade nears completion and Palm Beach admits they won't be done by the deadline.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018)

    The deadline for the machine recount is Thursday.

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