The race for Agriculture Commissioner and U.S. Senate also appear headed for recounts, although those races are closer and could force the state to conduct recounts by hand, which is required when the margins between two candidates are within a quarter of a percent.
If, after the machine recount, a 0.25 percent margin remains separating the candidates in their respective races, then a manual recount would be ordered with a November 18 deadline to ensure all overseas ballots are in and available to be counted.
The statement provided no information on the size or location of these "uncounted ballots", but they echoed claims made Thursday morning in a conference call the Nelson campaign arranged with Marc Elias, an election lawyer with the powerhouse Democratic firm of Perkins Coie.
"Since that time, it has become clear there are many more uncounted ballots than was originally reported", the statement said.
The campaign for Andrew Gillum announced Thursday it was bringing on Barry Richard, a lawyer who worked on the Florida recount in 2000, to handle operations for a possible statewide recount.
Once Florida counties submit their unofficial election results to the Department of State, Secretary of State Ken Detzner, a Scott appointee, will review the results and decide whether to order recounts.
Scott's campaign says the race is over and accuses Nelson of trying to hold on to something "that no longer exists".
Scott's campaign and the National Republican Senatorial Committee filed a lawsuit late Thursday demanding that Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes be ordered to turn over several records detailing the counting and collection of ballots cast in Tuesday's election. Unfortunately, Florida residents hadn't actually voted yet, leading viewers to speculate about what exactly was going on at the network. DeSantis' margin of victory there slipped to 42,948. "What's going on in Florida is a disgrace".
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But Elias said showing identification increases the chances that the ballots will be counted.
"Every Floridian should be concerned there may be rampant fraud in Palm Beach and Broward counties", Scott said.
As the Democrat-heavy counties have counted new votes since Tuesday's election, Scott's margin has gotten smaller, now with just 15,000 votes over Nelson.
More than 8.2 million ballots were cast in Florida's election, according to the state Division of Elections web site. McSally is in a tight Senate race with Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. "We believe that at the end of this process that Senator Nelson is going to be declared the victor".
He accused his opponents of "mysteriously finding more votes". Richard had previously been known for representing Bush during the 2000 recount.
"I think the first priority in terms of what is really urgent for Florida is really getting us on a strong track on water quality and the environment", he said. The margin is now less than 0.5 percentage points.
Gillum encouraged voters Thursday to follow up and make sure their ballots were counted, as votes were still being tallied.
Scherer stood watch over an afternoon meeting of the canvassing board in Fort Lauderdale, where vote-counting continues in the county that's most crucial to Nelson's hopes - Broward, where he got 69 percent of the vote.