Nov 7, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Florida Democrat says Senate race will head to a recount

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The Florida Senate race between incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and former Republican governor Rick Scott will proceed to a recount, according to Nelson's campaign — though Scott declared victory last night.

The state of play: With 100% of precincts reported, Scott is leading Nelson 50.2% to 49.8% — a margin of about 34,500 votes. Florida state law requires an automatic recount when the margin of victory in a race is equal to or less than 0.5%.

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