UPDATE: SATURDAY 12:27 p.m. | Broward County Canvassing Board motions for Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes to begin a machine recount for four races in the county. The races are for mayor of Pompano Beach, mayor of Walnut Creek, West Park City Commissioner, and Walnut Creek Community Developing District seat three.
UPDATE: Friday 8:30 p.m. | Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher says, "it will be impossible to meet court ordered deadline to turn over ballots" as ordered Friday by a judge, according to Terri Parker of WPBF News in Palm Beach.
Bucher is requesting an emergency reconsideration hearing.
A spokesman for Scott for Florida said, "gross incompetence or intentional disregard for the rule of law is irrelevant at this point. Either way, it is embarrassing and unacceptable."
UPDATE: Friday | Gov. Rick Scott's campaign says they won lawsuit vs. Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher forcing her to submit absentee ballots for public review.
According to Rick Scott for Senate, Bucher was ordered to submit "overvoted" and "undervoted" ballots to the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board for an "open and public review of each vote before they are counted."
UPDATE: Friday 4 p.m. | A judge has ruled Broward County's supervisor of elections violated state law and must hand over records from Tuesday's vote by 7 p.m. today.
According to Tony Pipitone of NBC 6 in Miami, the judge said Brenda Snipes must “allow immediate” viewing and copying of records that have been requested.
The judge stated elections officials should know the total number of ballots as soon as polls are closed and that this violates the Florida Constitution and Public Records Act.
Bill Nelson's latest statement:
An emergency court hearing between Rick Scott and Broward Elections is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday in Fort Lauderdale.
First Coast News will carry the hearing live on this page and on Facebook.com/FirstCoastNews
Scott's campaign for Senate and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have filed lawsuits against Broward and Palm Beach counties as his leading vote margin continues to fall.
Scott accused the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, of not being able to provide accurate totals of how many ballots remain left to be counted.
He said every Floridian should be concerned "there may be rampant fraud happening in Palm Beach and Broward counties."