Florida Gov. Rick 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 also called on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to immediately investigate the "rampant fraud" in Broward and Palm Beach counties in response to the Senate election process.
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.
The Republican governor led incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson as the votes were counted on Election Day. Since then, counting has continued, with more votes going to Scott and Nelson -- more so for Nelson as Scott's lead shrank to 0.18 percent, according to the state election website.
Scott also railed against Palm Beach County which, too, continues to count votes.
He said every Floridian should be concerned "there may be rampant fraud happening in Palm Beach and Broward counties."
Scott added, “No ragtime group of liberal activists or lawyers from DC will be allowed to steal this election from the voters in this great state.”
Nelson's campaign responded to the press conference on Twitter, saying, "The goal here is to see that all the votes in Florida are counted and counted accurately. Rick Scott’s action appears to be politically motivated and borne out of desperation."
President Donald Trump's response on Twitter:
This story consists of contributions from WTSP.com's Andrew Krietz