The 205 ballots had been set aside then counted in a voting machine, though the results weren't added to the election's final total vote count, the report said. Scott's thin lead over Nelson will likely prompt a recount. It is the latest irregularity in the contentious battle over ballots in the Senate race between Scott and incumbent Democrat Sen.
Florida will hold recounts in its governor and senate races, the state's secretary of state has said. Trump tweeted: "Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach".
Gillum said every Floridian who participated in the election deserves the comfort of knowing that every vote will be counted.
Earlier Friday, Trump also ridiculed the ongoing review of ballots.
A crowd of about 100 activists organized outside the Lauderhill strip mall that houses Brenda Snipes' elections operations off US 441, railing about illegal votes and stolen elections.More news: Man City 'untouchable', says United boss Mourinho ahead of derby
Most US political races have already been settled.
The suit against Bucher demands an injunction requiring Bucher to make and compare duplicate copies of all damaged absentee ballots in the presence of Scott's representatives, and to allow the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board to determine voters' intent when counting those ballots.
President Donald Trump weighed into the fight on Friday as he flew from Washington, DC, to France, accusing Democrats, without evidence, of fraud. No other Florida county exhibited more than a 0.8 percent difference in the number of votes in the gubernatorial and Senate races.
Elias is an attorney for the campaign of Democratic U.S. Sen.
"The race is too close to call", Fried's communication director Max Flugrath said.
Nelson said his campaign would continue taking action to ensure every vote is counted without interference or efforts to undermine the democratic process. Broward County has been beset with problems when it comes to elections. "You can follow elections nearly in real-time when it's early in-person voting and absentee ballot voting, but for some reason in Broward County, that just doesn't seem to happen".More news: Don't over-do England/NZ Tests: Hansen
"Don't tread on my rights, baby", said a woman holding a small USA flag.
Barry Richard, a Tallahassee-based elections lawyer retained by Gillum's campaign, did not rule out the possibility of the race heading to a manual recount after the machine recount is complete. He's asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate. "Bill Nelson and his rag tag group of liberal lawyers from D.C. keep trying to steal this election, but they won't get away with it". "The Broward Effect." How come they never find Republican votes?
Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda C. Snipes speaks to the media about a plan to mail replacement ballots to voters in October 28, 2004, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
In the Florida governor's race, Republican Ron DeSantis' lead had winnowed to about 36,000 votes, or 0.44 percent of the vote. DeSantis led Gillum by 0.47 percentage point as of Thursday afternoon.
Florida declared a recount for its senate, governor and agricultural commissioner races on Saturday, as discord mounted over allegations of fraud.More news: New Zealand wins toss, bats in 1st ODI against Pakistan