Republicans Freak Out as New Ballots Threaten Florida Senate Win
Photo Illustration by The Daily BeastAs the Republican margin in the Florida Senate race narrowed and the contest headed towards a manual recount, everyone from elected Republicans to online conspiracy-mongerers began screaming foul on Thursday night. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is clinging to a roughly 34,000 lead over Sen. Bill Nelson (D), held a press conference at the Florida governor's mansion where he announced that he and the National Republican Senate Committee were launching a lawsuit against officials in Broward County, where many votes are still being counted. But that was merely the formal legal tip of the brewing Republican pushback. Read more at The Daily Beast.