Nov 11, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Rick Scott: Bill Nelson is "clearly trying to commit fraud" in Florida Senate race

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican candidate in Florida's too-close-to-call Senate race, accused Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson of "clearly trying to commit fraud" in the race by using illegal tactics during an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

The big picture: Scott — who, like President Trump, has presented his claims without evidence — is suing Broward County's supervisor of elections and accusing officials of withholding information on the number of outstanding ballots in the race. Under Florida state law, an automatic recount is required when the winning margin is within .5% or less.

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