Rick Scott’s Campaign Calls Automatic Recount “A Sad Way for Bill Nelson to End His Career”

From Local 6 orlando, Erik Sandoval, 11/07/2018:

As of early Wednesday afternoon, vote totals have Nelson (D-Florida) and Scott separated by about 34,500 votes, approximately one-half percentage point.

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

Scott’s spokesman, Christ Hartline, fired back within minutes.

“This race is over. It’s a sad way for Bill Nelson to end his career. He is desperately trying to hold on to something that no longer exists,” Hartline said.

Under Florida law, it is up to the Florida Secretary of State’s Office to decide whether there will be a recount in any electoral race. However, under the law, any race that ends with one-half of a percentage point separating the two candidates qualifies for an automatic recount. …

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