Scott recused himself from the state canvassing board on Thursday.
Counting millions of ballots by hand — between Thursday night and Sunday morning — has widely been considered impossible for large, Democrat-dominated counties.
Democrats hope a hand count could find thousands of votes in Broward County and other left-leaning strongholds that machines had failed to register in previous counts.
The ruling sides with Democrats, who said a policy of tossing out valid ballots with signature issues was unconstitutional.
“No man should be a judge in his own cause,” said voter rights groups in a lawsuit alleging Scott illegally abused his power as governor.
A Judge In Florida Just Ruled Against Gov. Rick Scott’s Request To Impound Ballots In A Big, Democratic County
Judge Jack Tuter rejected Gov. Rick Scott’s request to impound ballots, but supported a plan by both sides to enhance security at an elections office in Broward County for “an additional layer of confidence.”
The Senate candidate wants an immediate hearing to put voting equipment in two counties under the watch of law enforcement during a recount.
Both the closely watched Senate and governor’s races will be recounted, while Trump, without evidence, continued to accuse Democrats of trying to “steal” the elections.
Republicans say local officials have committed “fraud,” while Democrats say the state is planning to undercount young voters and racial minorities.
Trump didn’t get the attorney general he wanted, but he got the one he needed.
While North Dakota voters rejected their own legalization measure Tuesday night, roughly one-fifth of Americans now live in a state that has legalized marijuana.
Voters upheld a transgender rights law by a landslide, despite a smear campaign from conservatives about "men in women's bathrooms."
Davis became a conservative hero for refusing to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling for marriage equality in 2015.
Democrats have been itching to nix a rule that prevented the nation’s capital from proceeding with legalization.
The Justice Department says it’s enforcing laws that ensure the right to vote. But the president’s and attorney general’s language on Monday focused on fraud, which critics say could scare off legal voters.
A trans-led campaign underway right now in Massachusetts shows how the LGBT movement can finally get out of its rut.
Previous presidents have banned discrimination and allowed a very narrow exemption for religious reasons. Now President Donald Trump is planning to expand that loophole.
The admission comes after BuzzFeed News uncovered the committee’s existence and reported on its requests for negative information on marijuana.
India Landry sued after she was expelled from school. Texas law says that students have to have a parent’s permission to sit during the pledge.
The attorney general complained about “judges acting outside the bounds of their authority.”