>> Don't cheat Scott, don't cheat Scott.>> Tensions rising in Florida where, bitter races for the US Senate and Governor appear headed to recounts. With a political storm reminiscent of the state's dramatic presidential recount back in 2000.>> Why did you vote for him, give me the reason.
>> The races remain unresolved, with Republican Governor Rick Scott's lead over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson dwindling within a margin that qualifies the voting for a recount by hand. Reuters correspondent Letitia Stein is covering the story.>> Any recounts in a statewide election would be occurring statewide. So in the case of the Senate race, and the Governor's race, these are statewide elections.
If the margin of the vote that gets turned in by the local Supervisor of Elections' office which are required to be reported by Saturday midday. If any of those state ride races fall within half of a percentage point in their voting margin, that triggers an automatic recount, which is also statewide.
>> On Friday, President Donald Trump weighing in.>> And all of a sudden, they're finding votes out of nowhere.>> Trump vowed to send lawyers to investigate. On Thursday, Scott filed a lawsuit against the election supervisors in Broward and Palm Beach counties. He's accused the officials of mishandling the ballot count and of preventing observers from having full access as votes are counted.
>> Both Broward and Palm Beach counties have failed in their duty to follow Florida law which requires that vote by mail and absentee ballots are accounted within 30 minutes of polls closing.>> Nelson, in a statement Friday, fired back at Scott.>> Clearly, Rick Scott is trying to stop all the votes from being counted, and he's impeding the democratic process.
>> The drama conjuring memories of the state's 2000 presidential recount.>> The winner then hung in the balance for weeks before the US Supreme Court stopped the counting and Republican George W Bush defeated Democrat Al Gore.>> 2000 was a long time ago, and the voting system in Florida looks dramatically different than it did then.
Some of the questions that have come up so far in this 2018 election have more to do with questions about how machines are counting ballots, signature matching and mail in ballots. And so there's just a host of issues is relating to how ballots are tabulated at different points in time, and where voters may have gone or how they may have turned in their ballots, that are issues that are being discussed today.
>> In the Governor's race, an automatic recount is likely for Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum. DeSantis had a 0.45% lead, just under the 0.5% margin for an electronic recount.>> All right.>> Gillum had conceded, but said his campaign was prepared for any outcome.>> Take care everybody.