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Per Alex Seitz-Wald

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Inside, the man in the suit claims the merit of paper clips above the clipboard. Outside, a man in mascot Hillary Clinton had signs that a former Democratic Party presidential candidate should be sent to jail, along with local election officials.

Florida's Statewide press releases are ongoing on Sunday morning with lawsuits, protests, and some stops high-strength paper as both sides have used the extended legal battle over the critical senate and the subterranean race in one of the largest states in the country.

"The whole world is looking at this," said Judge Betsy Benson at the Broward County Election Bureau, which was recently strengthened by the layers of police and private security forces to protect the counter-counts from the protests that are fighting out there.

Almost two decades after hanging boots and butterfly ballots earned him dissatisfaction with presidential recommendations in 2000, southern Florida was once again under-zeroed for careful sightseeing.

"It was as if déjà vu went on and on in here," said Larry Davis, a lawyer who has been monitoring elections for democratic candidates and officials since 2000, referring to the names of the GOP peers he recognized by Bush Up to 18 years ago. "Of course it's a little more important."

Records rarely appear more than a few hundred wrongly-cast ballots, and outgoing Republican ruler Rick Scott leads the current Democratic Senate Bill Nelson for about 13,000 votes in the Senate Race. So would Nelson still be able to win a win?

"Everything is possible, it's Florida," Davis said.

NBC News rated the race too close to the call.

Some counties have to work machines 24 hours a day to process almost 8.2 million votes that were published across the country by the end of the quarter deadline for recounting results. And they were talking about officials planning to sleep in their offices, in order to be in a position to judge any questionable ballot papers that might appear in the middle of the night.

"Bring your pillow," he counseled a lawyer working in the Broward County election bureau.

One employee of this office had seen the toting of a gallon water kettle and two energy shots as he crossed the police line into a tightly secured office to enter early morning hours.

No one could sleep outside, given the thrill of 150 or so loud fans of pro-Donald Trump screaming through bullhorns. The shifter barrier raised a large Trump flag in the air, and the pickup truck was plastered with pro-Trump and law enforcement flags like the MAGA shell.

A large association of Christian Democrats came on Friday, creating tensions with the pro-Trump party. But on Sunday, Trump fans had a parking lot in front of the voting office itself.

Republican officials from Scotta to Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Sam Trump – who have been tweeting about the number in the last few days – no less than five times – have promoted unfounded allegations about the fraud of voters here, putting the target on a difficult Democratic counties.

Scott has asked to investigate the Florida Law Enforcement Division, but the department said he had not received evidence of fraud.

It did not stop the protests.

"I believe we will have people every day," said Diana Taub, vice president of the Southwest Broward Republican club.

However, Broward County and its election supervisor, Brenda Snipes, have been affected by legitimate election-related issues for years.

"Snipes is not someone who would produce ballot boxes to cast elections, she is simply incapable," the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel news agency wrote on Friday, repeating a newspaper call, first released in June, to sneeze away or remove from Snipes office.

What began with a small, red cap, a prayer ring in the morning, went up to the warm Florida to a great crowd until noon.

The mood was both solemn and angry. One minute, members of Bikers for Trump danced on songs such as Can's "I Want More," re-recorded with pro-Trump lyrics, and the next minute, a long-haired blonde woman who just said her name was MJ she shouted at the top of her lungs about "f —— Jews".

Ersatz's press conference dropped around a woman who told the group that she was Jewish, but it was frustrating that a large Jewish population in South Florida would trust Democratic vote.

Image: Protesters gather outside of Broward's election supervisor during the referendum
Protesters outside of Broward County, the Superintendent of the Election Office, on Sunday, 11 November 2018.Carl Juste / AP

A big tattooed man with a shaved head who gave his name just like "Taco" widened beside her. He wore a trimmed black shirt that contained a Trumpa drawing that drove Harley Davidson motorcycle and holding a chicken shotgun that said "Release the swamps".

"They control the media, control the entertainment business and that's what they are doing, Donald Trump did more for Jews and Israel than anything else before and it does not matter," she complained.

The other man in the white shirt Art Manon got into anger and noted he was in Fallujah, Iraq.

"The Liberals here, I fear them more than I did terrorists," he said, after telling the reporter that he was not in the army in Iraq, but worked for Halliburton, a petroleum field company.

A scene or something similar may be repeated for days, as manual counting is likely to follow the version of the machine after the end of Thursday. Counting hands is where fun starts, as lawyers who are in trouble. But anyone who remembers the eighth anniversary that brought Al Franken's resurrection to the Senate, not thanks to the loud vote for "Lizard People", can not agree with the fun factor.

Republicans are trying to prevent the wrist number from happening, prompting judges to stop counting and banning counting machines at Broward and Palm Beach.

Across the city, addressing the very different crowds in the black church, democratic Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum demanded that every voice be counted, referring to dogs and firefighters turned to black voters during civil rights.

"What's the point we need to find a few days after the day of the election, protesting, please, for people who legally cast ballots so the numbers would vote," Gillum said.

After a service involving comments by Muslims, Jews and union organizers, a pile of songs broke out in the song "Count on each voice!"

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