Tensions Rise and Accusations Fly as Florida Races Hang in the Balance


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WASHINGTON—Florida is again the center of a political cliffhanger and escalating tension as Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who has claimed victory in the U.S. Senate race, is accusing election officials in two counties of trying to steal the election and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson digs in for a recount.

Late Thursday, Mr. Scott’s campaign filed a lawsuit against the Democratic election officials in Broward and Palm Beach Counties and ordered state law-enforcement officers to investigate the election offices. “I will not sit…

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