TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim
TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, calling the allegations sensational, demanded on Friday that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state’s election systems ahead of this year’s crucial election.
Scott, a Republican, is running against Nelson, a Democrat, in November’s midterm elections. During a campaign stop in Tampa, Scott said Nelson must provide “evidence for his claims.”
“This cannot be swept under the rug,” said Scott.