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Republicans protest vote tally in Broward County
Razor-thin margins in Florida's bitter races for the U.S. Senate and governor are raising the possibility of recounts, potentially prolonging two of the most closely watched contests of the nation's midterm elections. A group of about 30 sign-holding Republican protesters gathered outside the office of Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, singing "The Star Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America." As the counting of ballots resumed Friday afternoon, Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz called Snipe either incompetent or corrupt and accused her of spinning ballots out of nothing in the Senate seat between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson. Scott filed lawsuit against Broward County Supervisors of Election Brenda Snipes Thursday night, asking the court to order Snipes to turn over several records detailing the counting and collection of ballots.