Florida Elects an Asshole to the United States Senate

From Politico’s Marc Caputo, 11/07/2018:

Florida Gov. Rick Scott appeared to knock off Sen. Bill Nelson Tuesday in an election that many doubted the Republican could win, giving Scott his third straight statewide victory.

The race between Scott and Nelson, the state’s top Democrat, was too close to call early Wednesday. Its margin was just 0.7 percentage points, just shy of the threshold for an automatic recount.

But though Nelson had not conceded, Scott gave a victory speech and Republicans hailed Scott as the victor anyway. They celebrated the defeat of the icon of the Florida Democratic Party, who is the last member of the party to hold statewide office. …

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From Local10.com’s Tim Swift, 11/06/2018:

Republican Gov. Rick Scott was narrowly leading incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson late Tuesday in the race for U.S. Senate, but the contest, one of the closely watched and expensive races in the country, was too close to call.

Officials with the Nelson campaign said late Tuesday that they are looking into 100,000 votes that were somehow added to Rick Scott’s tally from Palm Beach County. The officials also confirmed that the results of several precincts in Broward County are being manually transported to election headquarters to be counted.

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