Rick Scott appears with GOP senators, ignores voter fraud question as recount continues

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) appeared with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment White House, Congress inch toward debt, budget deal Republicans scramble to contain Trump fallout MORE (R-Ky.) and freshman senators on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as the recount in the state's Senate race continues.

Scott ignored a question from a reporter when asked whether he still believes there is fraud going in the Senate race. 

Scott stood with Republican Sen.-elects Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyTrump's no racist; he's an equal opportunity offender Lawmakers introduce bill to block U.S. companies from doing business with Huawei GOP put on the back foot by Trump's race storm MORE (Utah), Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnSocial media summit highlights partisan approaches on tech Trump announces, endorses ambassador to Japan's Tennessee Senate bid Hillicon Valley: Trump rails against 'terrible bias' at White House social media summit | Twitter hit by hour-long outage | Google admits workers listen to smart device recordings MORE (Tenn.), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Mike Braun (Ind.), and Kevin CramerKevin John CramerTrump puts hopes for Fed revolution on unconventional candidate Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand Acosta on shaky ground as GOP support wavers MORE (N.D.). 

The Florida governor has accused officials in Broward County and Palm Beach of being engaged in voter fraud and of trying to steal the election for his opponent incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D) as the state conducts a recount. 

Scott sued the supervisors in the counties, but on Monday a judge ruled against his request to have the voting machines used in Broward County impounded, finding no evidence of voter fraud.

Scott currently holds a narrow lead over Nelson. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist MORE has also alleged voter fraud took place in the state's Senate and gubernatorial races.

Former Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisDeSantis wants statue of civil rights activist to replace Confederate figure on Capitol Hill Florida couple wins right to plant vegetables in front yard after years-long legal battle Former sheriff running for reelection after suspension over Parkland shooting MORE (R) currently leads over Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) in the state's race for governor.

“The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged,” Trump tweeted. “An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!"

— Julia Manchester