(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said there “could be” a federal role in Florida’s election count.
“All of a sudden they’re finding votes out of nowhere,” Trump told reporters Friday as he was leaving the White House for a trip to Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. “You look at the dishonesty.”
Florida governor and Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott is suing two of his state’s counties and asking for an investigation of the tens of thousands of votes that are trickling in days after the election -- narrowing his lead enough to trigger a recount.
Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson did not fully concede defeat in Tuesday’s election, even after Scott declared victory, and has called for a recount. Now with two of the state’s most Democratic counties still filing unofficial results, Scott’s lead has shrunk to less than the half a percentage point that would allow for a recount.
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