Incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson Embraces Florida’s Automatic Senate Recount

Incumbent Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) released a statement Wednesday embracing a state-wide recount in a race he is currently losing by nearly 35,000 votes with 100 percent of precincts reporting. “We are proceeding to a recount,” Nelson said in an early morning statement. “Unofficial results show U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson narrowly trailing GOP candidate Rick Scott by a little more than just 34,500 votes,” the campaign statement read. “That’s less than one-half percentage point difference, state law requires a recount when candidates are within one-half point.” State laws triggers an…

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