Florida elections officials announced the results from their first machine recount today in the race for US Senate.
Governor Rick Scott increased his lead over Senator Bill Nelson by 865 votes after the first recount.
This was despite the fact that Broward and Palm Beach Counties added an extra 83,000 ballots to the race 2-3 days AFTER the election.
Scott called on sore loser Bill Nelson to concede on Thursday after the recount numbers were announced.
Via Florida Politics:
How about now? Winning first recount, Rick Scott asks again for Bill Nelson to concede https://t.co/2oYQLwkRHP via @ScotFist #FlaPol pic.twitter.com/RJPMtzVYxu
— Florida Politics (@Fla_Pol) November 15, 2018
It’s over Bill.
With the statewide machine recount finished, our margin of victory has increased by nearly 1000 votes. @SenBillNelson, it’s time to admit this race is over.
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) November 15, 2018