Florida: Nelson, Scott race headed to recount

Sen. Bill Nelson’s campaign announced Wednesday morning that his race against Gov. Rick Scott is headed to a recount. Of the 8.1 million votes cast, Scott leads by just 34,537 votes, which is less than one-half point, the threshold for a state-mandated recount.

“We are proceeding to a recount,” Nelson said Wednesday in a statement.

The three-term Democratic senator released a statement at 1 a.m. Wednesday morning announcing that he was disappointed in the election night results.

Now, all of Florida’s 67 counties need to recheck tally totals. The deadline for the process is noon on Nov. 10.

Read more: Politico

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