The race for U.S. Senate in Florida will have a mandatory recount, with the margin between Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson within half a percent.
“We are proceeding to a recount,” Nelson said Wednesday in a statement.
— Vic Micolucci WJXT (@WJXTvic) November 7, 2018
Scott leads Nelson by roughly 35,000 votes out of over 8.1 million votes cast. State law requires a recount when candidates are within one half-point of each other.
Scott declared victory Tuesday night.
Now we must do what we’ve always done-come together for the good of our state and country. After Hurricane Michael, people came from all over the country to help us. No one cared about your political party. People came together. WE CAN DO THAT IN WASHINGTON.
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) November 7, 2018
Buckle up, folks. Florida recounts are INFAMOUS.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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