Nelson says Scott is afraid to count all votes
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says his Republican challenger, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, fears that he will lose the election if all the votes are counted.
Nelson said Friday afternoon that Scott is impeding the democratic process and trying to stop all the votes for Florida's U.S. Senate race from being counted.
Scott has filed lawsuits against elections officials in Broward and Palm Beach counties and asked state law enforcement to investigate possible fraud. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says no elections fraud allegations have been made, and there isn't an active investigation.
Scott said Thursday night that Democrats are continuing to find votes until they get the results they want.
Nelson responded that "votes are not being found; they're being counted." Read the full text of Nelson's statement below: