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 McConnellKids confront Feinstein over Green New Deal Trump selects Kelly Craft for United Nations ambassador Union leader says Green New Deal would make infrastructure bill ‘absolutely impossible’ 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 RomneyThe Hill's Morning Report — Emergency declaration to test GOP loyalty to Trump Don’t look for House GOP to defy Trump on border wall GOP lawmaker comes out against Trump's emergency declaration MORE (Utah), Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnTrump’s new Syria timetable raises concern among key anti-ISIS allies Dem lawmaker invites Parkland survivor to attend State of the Union Bipartisan senators press Trump for strategy to protect Syrian Kurds MORE (Tenn.), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Mike Braun (Ind.), and Kevin CramerKevin John CramerSenators highlight threat from invasive species Overnight Defense: Top general wasn't consulted on Syria withdrawal | Senate passes bill breaking with Trump on Syria | What to watch for in State of the Union | US, South Korea reach deal on troop costs GOP senators think Trump would win vote on emergency declaration 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 TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE has also alleged voter fraud took place in the state's Senate and gubernatorial races.

Former Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisFlorida governor suspends mayor over allegations of attempted murder Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — Trump bans abortion providers from family planning program | White House doesn't back GOP governor on drug imports | HHS declines to provide witnesses for family separations hearing White House doesn't back DeSantis on drug importation from Canada 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