Bill Nelson calls for recount in extremely tight Senate race with Rick Scott

Published: Nov. 7, 2018 at 10:52 AM CST
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Incumbent Senator Bill Nelson has called for a recount in the extremely tight Florida Senate race with Rick Scott.

AP results show less than half a percentage point difference between Nelson and Scott.

Florida law requires an automatic recount when the margin of victory is equal or less than .50 percent. Right now the race stands at .42 percent.

Nelson's campaign intends to place observers in all 67 counties to watch for any irregularities.

Scott took to the stage in Naples Tuesday night to claim victory, however, Nelson has not conceded the race and the AP has not declared a projected winner.

Election supervisors tell us they won't be able to confirm whether there will be a recount in this race until Saturday. That's because provisional ballots and write-in candidates need to be counted before official results in the race are announced.

Election supervisors state-wide will be counting those votes before the state announces whether a recount in the Senate race is necessary.