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BY: Brent Scher
The campaign of Florida's Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott immediately wrote off a Monday morning lawsuit filed by Democrats asking Florida officials to count vote-by-mail ballots received after the polls closed on Election Day, calling it a "frivolous and laughable" legal move.
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A recount is currently underway—Scott is ahead by over 12,000 votes on incumbent Democratic senator Bill Nelson. Nelson has brought in Marc Elias, the Democratic Party's top lawyer, who has unleashed a barrage of lawsuits over the past week in his effort to swing the election in his favor.
The latest lawsuit asks the Florida Department of State to dismiss state law requiring mail ballots to be received by the time the polls close, claiming the law disenfranchises voters.
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Scott's campaign called the Monday lawsuit a "nonserious" attempt by Elias, who it says is just trying to "pile up the billable hours."
"At this point, Marc Elias is taking his client for a ride … anything to pile up the billable hours," Scott's campaign said in a Monday email. "This new lawsuit asking to allow votes that came in after the election is nonserious, a joke in legal...
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