Florida Politics reports:
Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson doesn’t want his opponent Republican Gov. Rick Scott to have anything to do with the recount of their election.
On Monday Nelson called on Scott to recuse himself from “any role” in Florida’s recount process as the supervisors of elections across the state begin a mandatory machine recount of more than 8.2 million ballots cast in this year’s U.S. Senate election.
In a two-minute, 17-second video released Monday by his campaign, Nelson called for civility in the process, and charged that Scott is using his power as governor to undermine the voting process.
Talking Points Memo reports:
“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.”