Senator-elect Scott: Our State Needs to Move Forward

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Senator-elect Rick Scott released the below statement following the 3:00pm conclusion of the machine recount. After the recount, Senator-elect Scott’s lead grew by 865 votes, with a total margin of 13,427.

Senator-elect Rick Scott said “Last week, Florida voters elected me as their next U.S. Senator and now the ballots have been counted twice. I am incredibly proud and humbled by the opportunity to serve Florida in Washington. Our state needs to move forward. We need to put this election behind us, and it is time for Bill Nelson to respect the will of the voters and graciously bring this process to an end rather than proceed with yet another count of the votes – which will yield the same result, and bring more embarrassment to the state that we both love and have served.”