Breaking: Rick Scott Wins Recount, Adds 865 Votes to His Tally — Calls on Democrat Bill Nelson to Concede
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.
Campaign: Rick Scott's Margin Increases Over Bill Nelson Post-Machine Recount Rick Scott's lead has increased by 865 votes after… via 24liveblog https://t.co/BC3IiUunef
— Peoples Pundit Daily (@PPDNews) November 15, 2018
Scott called on sore loser Bill Nelson to concede on Thursday after the recount numbers were announced.
Via Florida Politics:
— 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