Meanwhile, Democratic incumbent Sen.
The announcement comes just one day after Florida Gov. Rick Scott - the Republican candidate for US Senate in the state - requested the state law enforcement agency investigate possible fraudulent activity in Broward and Palm Beach counties as his race against Democratic Sen.
Elias bases his claims largely in part to what is happening in Broward County where they are still counting ballots and where there was a large undervote in the Senate race.
"After a court ruled she has to turn over ballot tallying info to Gov. Scott's Senate campaign, Broward Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes appeared to meet tonight's 7 pm deadline", reported Politico's Marc Caputo. Specifically, an aberrant percentage of voters in Broward County marked their ballots for gubernatorial candidates - but left the Senate ballot-line blank. Mr. Trump wrote, referring also to Palm Beach County, which has also been slow in its vote-counting process.
DeSantis and Scott were initially believed to be the winners of their respective races.
Nelson's campaign said Scott's impromptu investigation was "politically motivated".
Scott, expressing concern about "rampant fraud" in the two counties, also directed the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the election offices.More news: Mueller investigation: what will happen to it under Matt Whitaker?
Joe Scarborough believes that Florida Senator Marco Rubio is "concocting a conspiracy theory" created to suppress votes from being counted in two very close races in Florida. A recount is mandatory if the winning candidate's margin is less than 0.5 percentage points. On Thursday, Gillum's campaign indicated it was "ready for any outcome, including a state-mandated recount".
And then, Nelson and Gillum discovered that there were more outstanding votes from heavily Democratic counties than they had realized.
The accusations and lawsuits in the political battleground of Florida conjured memories of the state's 2000 presidential recount, when the victor of the White House hung in the balance for weeks before the US Supreme Court stopped the counting and Republican George W. Bush triumphed over Democrat Al Gore.
DeSantis declined to discuss prospects for a recount, telling reporters he was "very proud to be elected".
"There's a lot of people who have partisan interests in these races making claims", Harf said.
Scott's complaint against Bucher alleges that officials illegally refused to allow Republicans, or any witnesses, to monitor the Palm Beach county's handling of damaged absentee ballots.
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. "It's actually a vote of Senate versus attorney general and some of the other down ballot races".
"They're finding votes out of nowhere, and Rick Scott who won by - it was close, but he won by a comfortable margin, he easily won but every hour it seems to be going down", Trump said outside the White House Friday. Unofficial returns have to be submitted to Sec. of State by noon the fourth day after the election - two days from now.