He said that if Scott follows through on his "veiled threat" of blocking the ongoing count of "ballots that have been lawfully cast", he would quickly go to court.
"We are pleased that the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections is being held accountable for this failure", said Scott Campaign Manager Jackie Schutz Zeckman. Bill Nelson. Scott declared victory in Tuesday's election, but Nelson has not conceded and ballot-counting continues.
"Senator Nelson hired one of Hillary Clinton's lawyers from D.C., and one of the first things he did was tell reporter's that he is here to win the election".
"It has become clear there are many more uncounted ballots than was originally reported", his campaign said in a statement, noting they are ready for a state-mandated recount. Almost halfway across the Atlantic, he wrote: "Rick Scott was up by 50,000+ votes on Election Day, now they "found" many votes and he is only up 15,000 votes".
Election officials in Broward County, the second largest county in Florida, are refusing to confirm how many votes were cast or how many they have less to count.
President Donald Trump also weighed in, tweeting, "Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach".
Earlier Friday, Nelson lawyer Marc Elias criticized Scott for suggesting that he might get the state government involved. "I think that people have to look at it very, very cautiously". "Let election officials do their job and count the ballots". She was researching the subject Thursday. They substituted their own totally subjective standards in an effort to give Gore enough votes to make him president - and nearly succeeded. Two days after voting has concluded, the Supervisor Of Elections is unwilling to disclose records revealing how many electors voted, how many ballots have been canvassed, and how many ballots remain to be canvassed. Mr Gillum trails Mr DeSantis by fewer than 50,000 votes.
In Georgia the Republican candidate for governor, Brian Kemp, has claimed victory over Democrat Stacey Abrams.
In Arizona, hundreds of thousands of ballots were still left to be counted in a fierce battle for the Senate as Kyrsten Sinema - now a Democratic congresswoman - edged ahead of Martha McSally, a Republican congresswoman.
Former Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis and Tallahassee's Democratic Mayor Andrew Gillum are locked in a tight race for governor.
Most of the focus had turned to Broward County, a Democratic South Florida stronghold that, mysteriously, according to critics, was still tallying early-voting and mail-in ballots on Thursday. "And the judge just smacked her down and said, 'It's time to open up the doors, because you're doing everything in secret, '" Watters added.
Ashley Moody, Republican candidate for attorney general, received more than 52 percent of the Keys vote over her opponent Sean Shaw.