Their goal: Try to reach voters who used a provisional ballot, then urge them to make sure their vote is counted by a 5 p.m. Friday deadline.
Scott "easily won, but every hour it seems to be going down", he said of Scott's lead which on Friday stood at 14,999 votes out of 8.2 million cast, a margin of just 0.18 percent.
"At this point I'm not prepared to say Sen".
In the governor's race, Democrat Andrew Gillum's campaign said Thursday it's readying for a possible recount. Scott has responded by accusing county election supervisors Snipes and Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher of corruption.
The margin between the two has narrowed to within 0.5% of each other.
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The tight races underscored Florida's status as a perennial swing state where elections are often decided by the thinnest of margins.
In Arizona, another tight senate race has yet to conclude - and the state's Republican party is now suing over how some counties handle mail-in ballots, U.S. media report.
Gaetz called in to Fox News's Outnumbered Overtime Friday and didn't mince words - pronouncing Broward County a "banana republic" where 80,000 ballots were "spoken into existence". If the margin is 0.25 or less, a manual recount would take place, which would need to be completed by November 18. In a manual recount, canvassing boards examine "undervotes" and "overvotes" on ballots rejected by voting machines.
He said Thursday morning, the number went up to 695,700 ballots. "We will be monitoring closely and taking further action as needed if necessary".
The race between Scott and Nelson has garnered national attention in the wake of the midterm elections, with both parties amassing legal and fundraising teams to work on a likely recount.
If democracy dies in darkness, then it might be time to read the last rites for legitimate elections in Florida.
And who knows, some Democrat searching for ballots for the current recounts in Broward and Palm Beach counties may hit the jackpot and "find" a dust-covered box in a broom closet with lost ballots from the 2000 presidential election. Caldwell lost by 3,005 votes to Fried.More news: San Diego County reports first flu death of the season
"We're working really hard on the transition", he said.
On Friday, Nelson lawyer Marc Elias shot back at Scott on a conference call with reporters, saying "Just look at the behavior of your governor".
"Senator Nelson hired one of Hillary Clinton's lawyers from D.C., and one of the first things he did was tell reporter's that he is here to win the election". "Maybe next, he'll start ranting that Russians stole the election from him".
The AP has not called a victor in the Senate race.
"This is a feature, not a flaw", Elias said of the ongoing counting of provisional and absentee ballots.More news: Michelle Obama reveals miscarriage and IVF treatment in new book
"We've all seen the incompetence and irregularities of vote tabulations in Palm Beach and Broward County for years". Broward county leans heavily Democratic, meaning the different ballots could have resulted in fewer votes for Nelson.