By: CBS Miami
November 8, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami) – Florida Senate candidate and outgoing Governor Rick Scott spoke to the media from in front of the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee early Thursday night.
Scott had harsh words for the elections supervisor in Broward County, Dr. Brenda Snipes, and in Palm Beach County, Susan Bucher.
He accused them of “rampant fraud” and announced that he has filed a lawsuit.
“The people of Florida deserve fairness and transparency,” Scott said.
He said he believes that both counties will continue to “mysteriously” come up with ballots until they get the elections results they want. Scott said that none of Florida’s other 65 counties are involved in “shenanigans,” like this.
He called on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate.
Less than an hour after Scott spoke, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to express his support.
Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach. Florida voted for Rick Scott!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2018
Bill Nelson spokesperson Dan McLaughlin released a statement following Scott’s comments.
“The goal here is to see that all the votes in Florida are counted and counted accurately,” McLaughlin said. “Rick Scott’s action appears to be politically motivated and born out of desperation.”
To see Scott's full remarks, see the video below.
Documents of Scott's lawsuits can be seen attached to this story.