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 McConnellTrump finds himself isolated in shutdown fight Pelosi faces pressure to act on Saudi Arabia Make the First Step Act a smarter step by opening the risk assessment black box 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 own undocumented help highlights plight of many immigrants Trump attorney general pick a prolific donor to GOP candidates, groups: report O’Rourke is fireball, but not all Dems are sold MORE (Utah), Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by Amgen — ObamaCare signups lag behind last year despite recent surge | Drug company offers cheaper opioid overdose treatment after hiking price 600 percent | CDC calls fentanyl deadliest drug in US GOP struggles to win votes for Trump’s B wall demand Incoming GOP congressman says vaccines may cause autism, contradicting CDC MORE (Tenn.), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Mike Braun (Ind.), and Kevin CramerKevin John CramerDem senators Heitkamp, Donnelly urge bipartisanship in farewell speeches North Dakota New Members 2019 Rick Scott appears with GOP senators, ignores voter fraud question as recount continues 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 TrumpFamily says Trump travel ban preventing mother from seeing dying son Saudi Arabia rejects Senate position on Khashoggi killing Five things to know about the Trump inauguration investigation MORE has also alleged voter fraud took place in the state's Senate and gubernatorial races.

Former Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisGillum to speak at gathering of top Dem donors: report GOP opens door to new NC election amid fraud claims Gillum reached out to O’Rourke amid 2020 speculation: report 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