Rick Scott files motions to have police impound voting machines in Broward and Palm Beach counties

Caleb Howe

In Florida, Rick Scott’s campaign has filed motions for emergency injunctions to impound the voting records and equipment in Broward and Palm Beach counties. The first against Brenda Snipes, the second against Susan Bucher, both in their official capacities.

The campaign cited the “continued antics, failures and willful disregard of the law by Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes and Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher” in filing to have the records and machines put under police supervision.

The Daily Beast’s Dominic Holden posted screenshots Sunday afternoon.

Scott campaign spokesman Chris Hartline said on Sunday that “the Broward and Palm Beach County Supervisors of Elections has already demonstrated a blatant disregard for Florida’s elections laws, making it more important than ever that we continue to do everything possible to prevent fraud and ensure this recount is operated responsibly.”

Marc Elias, attorney for Bill Nelson’s campaign, called the move a “stunt” and accused Gov. Scott of “seeking to throw out lawful votes and seize the voting equipment in order to win an election.”

The Scott campaign has already won one election lawsuit related to Tuesday’s vote, with a judge finding that Broward’s Supervisor Snipes violated the law and the state’s constitution.

Palm Beach County’s Bucher has already said on Sunday that it is “impossible” for the county to meet the recount deadline, which is this Thursday.