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Senator Bill Nelson's campaign files lawsuit to extend recount deadline in U.S. Senate race

Posted: 6:33 AM, Nov 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-14 06:33:34-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and a Democratic campaign committee are continuing to file lawsuits over the recount now underway in Florida.
Nelson and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee filed two lawsuits Tuesday. One asks a federal judge to set aside looming deadlines for machine and hand recounts of ballots to give all counties time to complete recounts.
Nelson is trying to win a fourth term but is trailing Republican Gov. Rick Scott in a tight race.
Marc Elias, a campaign attorney for Nelson, said every county should be given a chance to finish recounting the ballots in the race. There are concerns that some large counties will not be able to finish a hand recount if it is ordered.
The deadline for the machine recount is Thursday.

President Trump sounded off on the recount earlier in the day, asking when Senator Nelson would concede.