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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson’s Statement on Election Recount Resistance by Rubio and Scott

Nov 9, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement in response to opposition by Gov. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio to election recounts:

“I am profoundly disappointed by the efforts of Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio to silence the voices of voters in our state. Rather than allow a fair process and pushing for every vote to be counted, they are making reckless and unfounded claims that Democrats are trying to steal the election.

“Who stole their integrity?

“As statewide officeholders, Rubio and Scott should be working overtime to ensure that every single constituent’s ballot is counted. Rubio has chosen instead to echo Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories, while Scott has filed a lawsuit and called for an investigation into ongoing ballot counts. That sort of behavior may curry favor with Trump—but also risks inviting the voters’ contempt. The sad irony is that if the tables were turned, the two would be racing to court to fight for a recount. Shame on them.”