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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:52 PM

How Bill Nelson could ultimately win the recount in Florida's U.S. Senate race

Just 15,092 votes out of 8.2 million (0.18%) separate Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott in the Florida Senate race. And the margin continues to narrow ó it was at nearly 60,000 on election night and 34,000 Wednesday afternoon.

What gives Democrats hope? Hereís the path to a Nelson victory.

Not all the ballots have been counted yet in strongly Democratic South Florida:

Broward County, where Nelson received 68.9% of the votes, was still counting early-voting, vote-by-mail and Election Day ballots.

Palm Beach County, where Nelson received 58.4% of the votes, was still counting vote-by-mail ballots.

If the breakdown of these pending ballots is anything close to the results so far, Nelson should pick up more votes than Scott.

Undervotes in Broward County:

Thatís a 30,000 difference, a remarkable disparity given the stakes in this race and the name recognition of these officials.

Itís a degree of undervote that is non-existent in the other statewide races on the ballot. If the results as they stand are accurate, more people voted for Agriculture Commissioner than U.S. Senate.

Provisional ballots will break hard for Democrats

In most counties, those ballots still need to be reviewed by the local canvassing board and counted toward the final tally.

One big thing working against Nelson: Up to 15,000 overseas ballots.

At: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article221355905.html



Bill Nelson: Still in the game.

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