Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) on Monday called on his Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott to recuse himself from “any role” in Florida’s Senate race recount.
In a newly released video, Nelson accused Scott of using his position as governor to “try to undermine the voting process” in the hair-thin race.
“He’s stood on the steps of the governor’s mansion and tried to use the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the Broward elections chief,” said Nelson. “He’s filed lawsuits to try to stop votes from being counted, and to impound voting machines.”
Nelson said it’s “obvious” Scott “cannot oversee this process in a fair, impartial way,” and “thus he should remove himself from any role in the recount process so the people can have the confidence in the integrity of the election.”
Scott stirred up baseless conspiracies of voter fraud as the vote margin between him and Nelson continued to shrink, which led to him filing legal suits against election officials.
A judge denied Scott’s suit to impound the voting machines on Monday.
Watch the full video below: