Florida Democrats hold recount news conference in Riviera Beach

Posted at 11:05 AM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 12:06:05-05

Several Florida Democrats held a news conference in Riviera Beach concerning the recount in Palm Beach County.

State Senator Lori Berman, Rep. Bobby Powell, Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo and Democratic House District 89 candidate Jim Bonfiglio all spoke.

They said they want to make sure every vote counts.

"They (Republicans) are afraid that when all votes count they won't have the votes to win," Rizzo said.

As it all plays out, the Republican candidates for governor and Senate, Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott, hold the narrowest of leads over their Democratic counterparts, Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson.

President Trump has called on Democratic Nelson to admit that he lost his re-election bid.

"When will Bill Nelson concede in Florida?" the president tweeted Tuesday. "The characters running Broward and Palm Beach voting will not be able to 'find' enough votes, too much spotlight on them now!"

If the Senate race does go to a hand recount, the deadline for counties to finish is Sunday. But two of the pending four lawsuits ask that a federal judge delay the deadlines so that all counties can finish processing the crush of ballots.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.