"Statewide, we are almost 50/50, and that is why a national election in Florida is always in the limelight", said Tommy Doyle, Lee County Election Supervisor.
President Trump on Friday blamed Florida's potential recount in its gubernatorial and Senate races on a "woman" with a "horrible history " - as he slammed the Sunshine State's Election Day debacle as a "disgrace". "Since that time, it has become clear there are many more uncounted ballots than was originally reported", the campaign said.
Scott is backed by support from the president, the GOP and Florida's current Republican Sen.
"Our legal team is going to pursue every option to ensure election results are counted fairly, accurately, and legally". He charged Scott with acting inappropriately by asking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate.
In Arizona, hundreds of thousands of ballots were still left to be counted in a fierce battle for the Senate as Kyrsten Sinema - now a Democratic congresswoman - edged ahead of Martha McSally, a Republican congresswoman. But late vote returns - mostly from Broward and Palm Beach - closed his lead and put the Senate contest in range to trigger a recount.
Mr Nelson, accusing Mr Scott of trying to suppress votes, fired back with a lawsuit of his own to block steps that would reject thousands of mail-in ballots.
"There were a lot of provisional ballots that were not counted", said Lashonda Holloway, a demonstrator.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has not launched an investigation into election officials in Broward and Palm Beach counties because it has not found credible allegations of voter fraud, a spokesperson for the agency said Friday.
One could also be issued in the tight gubernatorial race between the victor, GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis, and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat.
Abrams' campaign has questioned a number of aspects of the state's election administration, which Kemp oversaw until Thursday, including the fact that hundreds of votes came in from absentee ballots in Cobb County, according to the AP, after Kemp's office said all absentee ballots had already been counted. The demographics of our county, they don't like 'em, and you know why.
If those results show any races within a quarter of a percent of each other, the secretary will order a manual recount-this time supervisors will hand check any ballots voting machines identify as over or under votes, meaning the machine thinks the voter voted twice in one race, or not at all.
Current Florida Gov. Rick Scott, locked in a tight Senate race, said in a news conference Thursday night that "the people of Florida deserve fairness and transparency and the supervisors are failing to give it to us".
"The six (6) most recent emails the Supervisor has received from (i) the Scott Campaign (including any of its representatives or affiliates), and (ii) the Nelson Campaign (including any of its representatives or affiliates)". Bill Nelson by more than 12,500 votes, or about.15%.
In recent court filings and media appearances, Scott and his attorneys have alleged criminal fraud-up to and including the fabrication of votes-after Broward's typically glacial pace of counting ballots severely cut into Scott's lead against incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson.
Marc Elias, a lawyer hired by Nelson, said he expects the margin to narrow further.
Scott is abusing the full force of his public office as governor to stop a complete and accurate counting of all the votes in Florida - which would determine whether he wins or loses.
Scott filed a lawsuit against Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes on Thursday, claiming that Snipes is withholding information and should reveal how many ballots are left to count.
Nelson also filed a federal lawsuit Friday, seeking to postpone the Saturday deadline to submit unofficial election results.
DeSantis has said little about the recount and is instead proceeding as if he won the election, appointing a transition team and preparing to take office in January.