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 McConnellPatient advocates launch drug pricing ad campaign Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — House passes resolution rebuking Trump over Syria | Sparks fly at White House meeting on Syria | Dems say Trump called Pelosi a 'third-rate politician' | Trump, Graham trade jabs War of words at the White House 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 RomneyWar of words at the White House GOP warns Graham letter to Pelosi on impeachment could 'backfire' Club for Growth to run ads in Utah attacking Romney as 'Democrat secret asset' MORE (Utah), Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnLawmakers toast Greta Van Susteren's new show GOP senators say Erdoğan White House invitation should be revoked Trump-GOP tensions over Syria show signs of easing MORE (Tenn.), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Mike Braun (Ind.), and Kevin CramerKevin John CramerLawmakers toast Greta Van Susteren's new show Maryland manufacturers are stronger with the Export-Import Bank White House officials stand by Syria withdrawal, sanctions delay amid bipartisan pushback 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 TrumpGOP congressman slams Trump over report that U.S. bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters US to restore 'targeted assistance' to Central American countries after migration deal Trump says lawmakers should censure Schiff MORE has also alleged voter fraud took place in the state's Senate and gubernatorial races.

Former Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisFlorida gov says arrested Giuliani associate was seen as a top Trump supporter in the state Backlash erupts at video depicting Trump killing media, critics WHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets 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