Republicans sharpen ‘fraud’ claims, Democrats compare Scott to a ‘dictator’ as Florida recount ramps up

The recount in Florida only began this weekend, but time is already bleeding away for election officials racing to meet the state’s Thursday deadline to complete their work.

As volunteers rush to complete the legally mandated review, Republican Gov. Rick Scott — who leads in his race against Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson — is again upping the stakes by suing to require law enforcement officials to seize ballots and tallying machines in Broward and Palm Beach counties during any break in the action.