Democrats on Tuesday doubled downed on calls for Florida’s outgoing Republican governor and Senate candidate Rick Scott to recuse himself from the recount of last week’s election against Sen. Bill Nelson -- while insisting the incumbent Democratic senator still has an "excellent" chance at being re-elected.
The unofficial vote count shows Scott leading Nelson by 12,562 votes.
But the supervisor of elections in Florida's heavily Democratic Palm Beach County, Susan Bucher, said over the weekend that she did not believe her department would meet the deadline to complete recounts due to aging equipment.
Florida Department of State spokeswoman Sarah Revell told Fox News that under state law, if a county does not submit their results by the deadline, then the results on file at the time take their place.
Meanwhile, in the Florida governor’s race, Republican candidate Ron DeSantis was announced the winner by the end of Election Day, with his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum conceding on the night of the election.