Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Sunday that he’s won his closely contested Senate race against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and that his opponent is “committing fraud” in an effort to steal the race from him and is a “sore loser.”
“Sen. Nelson is trying to commit fraud to win this election,” Scott told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”
Florida’s Senate race is one of three statewide contests headed to an automatic recount, after the unofficial deadline for counties to report results passed at noon Saturday. Scott’s lead over Nelson has narrowed since election night. Before the recount was ordered, he remained in front by just over 12,000 votes as Democrat-rich counties like Broward County continued to report additional numbers.
Scott repeated his allegations Sunday, without evidence, that fraud is behind the increase in votes for Nelson; both Scott and President Donald Trump have accused Democrats of trying to “steal” the election.