Rick Scott says Electoral College will decide Donald Trump’s fate
Rick Scott has been out of the Governor's Mansion for two years, but he is still keeping an eye on costs. Image via AP.

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Scott still questions whether fraud existed.

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott says he backs the President’s ongoing challenges to ballots in states won by President-elect Joe Biden, but he doesn’t seem to be counting on any material changes.

“With regard to President Trump, the results are going to come out, the Electoral College is going to make its decision, and he’s going to be subject to whatever the decision is,” Scott said during a Tuesday segment on Fox News Radio.

If current results hold, Biden will receive 306 electoral votes, the same number received four years ago by then-candidate Donald Trump.

Scott was responding to questions from host Brian Kilmeade, who noted that Trump has a “lot of problems” with Republican governors in states that went to Biden, including Georgia, where the President is scheduled to rally with Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue ahead of their Jan. 5 runoff elections.

Expectations are that the President may touch on the closely contested Georgia election, complete with multiple slams of Georgia’s Republican Governor and Secretary of State, at that event.

Scott said he “clearly think(s) the President is right from the standpoint that all legal votes should be counted, we ought to investigate the fraud, we ought to let the courts, you know, go through the court system.”

Trump has won just one of over three dozen post-election cases, it should be noted.

“Why don’t these people want to go back and say, whoever is responsible, whether it’s the Secretary of State or whoever, and say ‘OK, I have checked some signatures and they match or they don’t match’,” Scott, a former two-term Governor of Florida with more than a passing understanding of state elections law, said.

“Even if you can’t match the ballots now,” Scott said, “you can go back and say ‘you know what, there really was a lot of fraud here’ or ‘no, I’ve checked all the signature matches and there wasn’t any fraud’.”

“The Democrats have put themselves in a position where people say ‘you know what, I’m not comfortable with these elections,'” Scott said, urging officials to “put all the facts out there” and “make sure there isn’t fraud,” as well as to “make people feel comfortable there’s no fraud here.”

“I hope there’s not,” Scott added.

The Senator continued to castigate vote by mail that isn’t done the Florida way, saying of such absentee ballots that, “you can’t just mail them out willy nilly and not care who they get sent to.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski



    December 1, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Trump should be indicted for treason and prosecuted to the full extent of the law for
    attempting to overturn a free and fair election. State electors do not work for Donald Trump or for the Republican legislatures of the states he attempting to own. Electors represent the electorate of the state. Trump lost and he needs to get over it NOW.

  • Frankie M.

    December 1, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    The “results” are in Ricky & your horse lost. Time to move on. Imagine the field day Ricky would be having with Hillary if she acted like this 4 years ago. Say what you want about the democrats at least they know when they got whooped. Ridunkulus!

  • Ocean Joe

    December 1, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Rick, tell us again how you ranted about fraud in your own senate election when it looked like you might lose a squeaker. Remind us how there was no fraud, only your false accusations.

  • Sonja Fitch

    December 2, 2020 at 6:03 am

    Nazi Rick is the here and now of the goptrump cult and RINOs in Florida! Nazi Rick has and will make policies that kill and harm Floridians and other Americans to line his pockets of greed and soulless drive to be the Fing Power! Georgia stop these traitors and vote for Warnock and Ossoff!

  • James Fleming

    December 2, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Dear Sen.Scott, you are one the worst elected officials I have seen in years. Only overshadowed by our current President. I have worked for Republican Senators and served in office as a Republican long before you were ever known. The only reason you are in office is because of your money. Do the Republican Party of Florida and retire to your Naples mansion.

  • Gretchen Harrington

    December 4, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    I had no idea what a loser u r Scott until now!! I have no voice with you. What a waste of my time and a senators seat

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