Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who has filed several lawsuits in connection with Florida's ongoing recount, insisted Monday that he won last week's election against Sen. Bill Nelson, as he still has 12,600 more votes, and called Nelson a "sore loser" who wants to steal the election.
"I won the election," the Republican candidate told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "There is a normal recount. We had a big turnout; 8 million people voted. We'll watch this recount process. No recount has ever overturned a lead like that."
And Nelson, he said, needs to move forward.
"He is just a pure sore loser," said Scott. "What Bill Nelson needs to do now is what he would be asking me to do if I had lost the election is say, 'Look, the election happens, let's go forward.' He is not."
Meanwhile, 93,000 new ballots "mysteriously" showed up after Election Day, said Scott.
"We know that (Broward County Elections Supervisor) Brenda Snipes has said that she took illegal ballots and put them in with legal ballots," Scott said. "She admitted that. We know they continued to try to count after the deadline, which was noon on Saturday. So, we know all these things. But, in the end, I have 12,600 more votes than Bill Nelson."
Scott said his campaign filed a lawsuit on Sunday to make sure the extra ballots are impounded, and that there are no issues going forward.
"We have passed legislation to make sure that we have free and fair elections," said Scott. "The problem we have is election supervisors are locally elected. We have the expectation that they comply with the law to prevent fraud."
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