Update: He just responded to questions about it from reporters Friday morning.
Pres. Trump says there "could be" a federal roll in possible Florida recounts.— ABC News (@ABC) November 9, 2018
Razor-thin margins of less than 0.5 percentage points currently separate the candidates in both the senatorial and gubernatorial races. https://t.co/msqT6KyQRF pic.twitter.com/mwRDY0uIBQ
“You notice the votes never go the other way?” Trump said. “They hire lawyers, and the votes don’t ever seem to go the Republican way…I don’t know. You tell me. It’s always the Democrats.”
He continued: "There’s a lot of bad stuff going on in this country, and we’re finding out. And I’m getting to the bottom of it. And I’ve done a hell of a job.”
Update II: And later on Twitter he used the incident to mock Democrats' obsession with Russia.
You mean they are just now finding votes in Florida and Georgia – but the Election was on Tuesday? Let’s blame the Russians and demand an immediate apology from President Putin!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2018
President Trump said Thursday night on Twitter that law enforcement is looking into possible election fraud in Florida.
“Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach,” he said. “Florida voted for Rick Scott!”
Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach. Florida voted for Rick Scott!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2018
Thousands of additional ballots from two heavily Democratic counties in Florida are continuing to be reported.
In a series of tweets, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is crying foul over the process, worrying that Dems are trying to steal the election.
Early Voting in #BrowardCounty ended 108 hours ago. Every other county,including neighboring Miami-Dade (which had 100k more votes cast) was able to canvass,tabulate & report to state by deadline. But #Broward still hasn’t finished & won’t disclose how many ballots are left.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 9, 2018
How can anyone have confidence that the #BrowardCounty election supervisor will be fair when last night she made clear her personal animus toward Gov. Scott & towards the states top law enforcement agency when she claimed he “owns” the #Florida Department of Law Enforcement? https://t.co/K1lrwzRcnE— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 9, 2018
Under #Florida law county must upload by 7 p.m. day BEFORE election ALL early votes canvassed & tabulated by end of early voting & report results within 30 minutes of polls close— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 9, 2018
60 hours after that deadline only 1 of 67 counties is still counting early votes, #BrowardCounty pic.twitter.com/oP7HdpZcTk
Recounts in close races are automatic under #Florida law & I support a #FloridaRecount2018 100%.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 9, 2018
What is happening in #BrowardCounty isn’t about a recount. As Dem lawyer said "We're doing this not just because it's automatic,but we're doing it to win," https://t.co/w2y03m9Ay6
The incompetence of & the violation of #Florida reporting requirements by #BrowardCounty elections dept could impact more than just the outcome— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 9, 2018
The last thing our already dangerously divided nation needs is an important election 1/2 our people believe was rigged by the other 1/2
This video,posted by an Independent Cong candidate in 18 (who was endorsed by Bernie Sanders in 16) purports to show BrowardCounty ballots being transported from polling places in private cars.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 9, 2018
Has anyone in local media looked into this claim or asked elections dept about it? https://t.co/1JztfdRudn
Apparently #BrowardCounty elections left behind a box labeled “Provisional Ballots” at a local elementary school that served as a polling place.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 8, 2018
Just let that sink in for a moment. https://t.co/o1Gn7mxOzG
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has also responded, saying the situation in Florida is “unacceptable.”
“The #Broward Elections Supervisor has been pulling stunts like this for years and we’re not going to let her get away with it,” she said on Twitter.
As Matt reported, GOP Senate candidate Rick Scott and the NRSC are suing Democratic counties for vote count irregularities.
"I will not stand idly by while unethical liberals try to steal an election," Scott said.