Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott falsely accused Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida of voter fraud.
Scott whined to Fox News that Nelson is “clearing trying to commit fraud to win this election”:
That’s all this is. His lawyer said that a noncitizen should vote. That’s one. Number two, he’s gone to trial and said that fraudulent ballots should be counted. Ballots have already been thrown out because they were not done properly. He said those should be counted.
However, Marc Elias, recount attorney for the Nelson campaign, clarified what happened in a statement, notes Fox News: “The lawyer who was present was not someone we had authorized to make such an objection. Noncitizens cannot vote in U.S. elections.”
Nelson has never called for fraudulent ballots to be counted, but did release a statement, reports the Orlando Sentinel:
This process is about one thing: making sure that every legal ballot is counted and protecting the right of every Floridian to participate in our democracy.
No one should stand in the way of the people of our state exercising their right to vote and to have their voice heard.
Clearly, Rick Scott is trying to stop all the votes from being counted, and he’s impeding the democratic process. We believe when every legal ballot is counted we’ll win this election.
Scott has filed lawsiuts to seize voting machines in two counties, reports CNN.