Tensions rise in Florida amid questions about vote counts, fraud allegations

A crowd protests outside the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla. A possible recount looms in a tight Florida governor, Senate and agriculture commission race. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

Legal wrangling continued Friday in several races that remain unresolved three days after Tuesday’s election, with Democrats and Republicans arguing over uncounted ballots, multiple lawsuits pending, and unsubstantiated accusations of fraud and corruption flying.

In Florida, Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson have filed legal complaints as the Senate race tightens and hours tick away until informal results are due Saturday. Scott filed two suits Thursday accusing “unethical liberals” in Democratic counties of attempting to sway the election and calling for a law enforcement investigation.