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PHOTO: Senator Mitch McConnell Posts ‘Incoming Class of Republican Senators’ Photo including Rick Scott Whose Election Has Not Been Called

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United States Senate Majority Leader, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell at the Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) posted a photo to his official Twitter account welcoming the group of incoming Republican senators. He’s now been criticized for including Florida Governor Rick Scott in the group: Scott’s race against Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson is currently being recounted and has not been called.

People did not take too kindly to McConnell’s gaffe.

Scott has recused himself from certifying the results of his Senate race, one of the most closely watched ones around the nation. As of 9:40 a.m., Scott has 4,098,046 votes, or 50.1 percent of the vote. Nelson has 4,085,532 votes, or 49.9 percent of the vote. Scott’s lead is narrow and race has not been called.

Scott spurred controversy this week after he and President Donald Trump claimed that Democrats are trying to “steal” the election. Both men have made unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud.

Speaking on Fox News on Monday, Scott claimed he “won the election” and added that “no recount has ever overturned a lead like that.”

The League of Women Voters of Florida and Common Cause filed a lawsuit on Monday requesting that Scott remove himself from any official role in the electoral process. Scott’s campaign dismissed the lawsuit, noting that he also recused himself from certifying his 2014 re-election as governor.

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