Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) said he is "very disappointed" in incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) in an interview Friday night with Sean Hannity on FOX News.
"Bill Nelson's lawyers who is trying to steal this election, he -- they went to federal court today trying to get the certification postponed," Scott said. "They were not able to do that," Scott said. "
"It looks like they are going to do everything they can to steal this election," Scott added.
"Iâ€™m so disappointed in Bill Nelson, a career politician whoâ€™s been there forever, and all he's doing now is he's hired Hillary Clinton's lawyer to say, and his lawyer said it, Iâ€™m here to win this election," the projected winner said. "Not a fair election, not make sure all the ballots are cast. Iâ€™m here to win this election. The words should be, Iâ€™m here to steal this election."
SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS HOST: All right. Joining us now to fill us on the Florida crucial Senate election and whatâ€™s going on down there, we have Governor, Senator-elect Rick Scott is with us.
Senator, great to see you. Whatâ€™s -- obviously you had a good court ruling. Now, let's talk about where we are and where we go from here.
GOV. RICK SCOTT (R-FL): So, as you know, I ended the night Tuesday night with a 57,000-vote lead, and now Iâ€™m down to 15,000 vote lead. We head -- to go to court to try to get the supervisor of elections in Palm Beach and Broward county to actually do their job, to not violate the law and to provide us information. We won that lawsuit today. So we're looking forward to getting that information.
We are -- you know, we've hired the right lawyers. We have Gibson Dunn, who won -- argued the case with Bush versus Gore successfully. Their lawyers, Bill Nelson's lawyers who is trying to steal this election, he -- they went to federal court today trying to get the certification postponed. They were not able to do that.
So, basically tomorrow, my win will be certified by the court subject to a recount, assuming Iâ€™ll be less than the 40,000-some votes needed for -- to do a recount. And then we'll just keep going. Theyâ€™re going to -- I mean, it looks like they are going to do everything they can to steal this election.
Iâ€™m so disappointed in Bill Nelson, a career politician whoâ€™s been there forever, and all he's doing now is he's hired Hillary Clinton's lawyer to say, and his lawyer said it, Iâ€™m here -- Iâ€™m here to win this election. Not a fair election, not make sure all the ballots are cast. Iâ€™m here to win this election. The words should be, Iâ€™m here to steal this election.
HANNITY: Look at all laws that are broken here. Within 30 minutes of the polls closing, by state law, you're supposed to literally have a vote tally in terms of mail absentee ballots. They are supposed to be counted within 30 minutes.
We're also supposed to have observers. Weâ€™re all supposed to -- by law, every 45 minutes, there is supposed to be an update. None of that has happened here, and this particular woman that we keep talking about, Brenda Snipes, she has a history of violating Florida and federal law.
How is it -- how is it possible 72 hours later, plus, that we are in a position, where they are still dumping ballots, they never report on time, they are not allowing the people to observe as is protocol? How was that possible?
SCOTT: Well, we've gone to court. We've asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate. But they have come up, in Broward, just Broward by itself, after election night, they came up with 78,000 more votes.
We still don't have the information on it. That's why we've gone to court.
Another 15,000 in Palm Beach County. No idea, how they showed up, when they voted or anything about them. So, we won the lawsuit today. We're waiting to get that information. So, it's just -- it's hard to believe. This is just -- you know, you can only assume that this is just, you know, you have to assume that they are doing this just for fraud, to try to steal the election.
HANNITY: You know, but there are 67 counties, Governor, Senator-elect, in Florida. How come the other 65 counties never have any problems and the problems all exist in these two counties? And at what point, where is law enforcement, the fact that they would allow three full days to have zero supervision. They should have gone in there and shut this place down because again, they are just violating laws left and right, which she's been found to do.
So, it seems now -- God only knows what they have done in the 72 hours, and, by the way, she expressed -- she didn't appear to like you very much. It seems like she has a strong opinion against you.
SCOTT: Right. Well, clearly, she's got, you know, she's got a bias, and the -- my expectation is law enforcement is going to find out exactly what happened. The courts, we're winning in the courts so thatâ€™s going to help us to get to the bottom of this.
But, look, I won, or the citizens of this state won this election fair and square. I am the next -- Iâ€™m the senator-elect in the state. We will be certified tomorrow and we're going to fight every one of these lawsuits and we're going to win. We're not going to let these liberal activists from all over the country come down here and say, oh, we're going to steal this election from somebody that follow the will, you know, we're going to follow the will of the people in this state. We're going to work hard every day and weâ€™re going to win this.
HANNITY: Right, itâ€™s going to be an investigation. This is going to go on, but you're saying by Saturday, you will be declared the winner?
SCOTT: So, the first thing will be the certification based on information that comes from the local supervisor of elections. We should be certified as the winner at that point on Saturday subject to a recount, and then we'll have the machine recount through next Thursday. In the meantime, any -- votes that come in from the military, which can come in a little bit later, those will be counted, and then if Iâ€™m below about 21,000, then there will be a manual recount after that.
But in the meantime, you know, the Democrats, Bill Nelson, who can't stand to lose is just going to file every lawsuit they can and we're going to have to fight back every lawsuit there is.
HANNITY: Unbelievable. Governor, no one should have to go through this.
SCOTT: Hard to believe.
HANNITY: And the fact that the history of Brenda Snipes, the history of these two counties, even the Panhandle, 27 days earlier, hit with one of the most severe hurricanes with so much damage, they didn't have a problem. This is unacceptable, and it looks like a banana republic.
You know, we send observers over to other countries. We need an observer in Broward County. Maybe we can get somebody to observe from now on, and she cannot be allowed to do this again. I hope we get to the bottom of it.
All right. We're watching, Governor. We're going to pay with close attention.