Schumer slams Trump, Scott over Florida recount: They 'don't want the votes counted'

Schumer slams Trump, Scott over Florida recount: They 'don't want the votes counted'
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday slammed President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Gosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Sunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate MORE and Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) as Florida's Senate and gubernatorial races head to recounts, saying they "don't want the votes counted."

Schumer, appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," said that Trump and Scott — who is also the GOP nominee for Senate in Florida — will try to interfere in the recount.


"They don’t want the votes counted. We Democrats, we want every single vote counted. That’s every American's right no matter who they vote for," Schumer said.

"We’re willing to abide by the outcome if every vote is counted and nothing is interfered with. We believe that Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonTom Brady to Biden: '40 percent of the people still don't think we won' Rubio, Demings rake in cash as Florida Senate race heats up How transparency on UFOs can unite a deeply divided nation MORE will be reelected senator if every vote is counted, and that’s what Trump and Scott are so scared of," he added.

In the Senate race in Florida, Scott and incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D) are locked in a close race, as is the state's gubernatorial election between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisFlorida reports record 21,000 cases in single day, highest since start of pandemic Sunday shows preview: Delta concerns prompt CDC mask update; bipartisan infrastructure bill to face challenges in Senate Meadows says Trump World looking to 'move forward in a real way' MORE.

Trump and Scott in recent days have accused Democrats of trying to "steal" the election, pointing to what they have described as potential fraud committed by election officials in Broward County. 

Schumer said Sunday on that there is no evidence of fraud in the election. 

"When you vote by mail, it takes a while to count the ballots because some of the mail votes come in on Election Day. And that’s a process that should be transparent. There have been Republicans and Democrats in those election places and no one has alleged any fraud," Schumer said.