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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:11 PM

Nelson Campaign 'Confident' It Has The Votes To Win Florida Senate Recount [View all]

Source: Talking Points Memo/AP



By Allegra Kirkland

November 8, 2018 12:15 pm

Florida’s Senate race appears headed for a recount, and the lead lawyer representing Sen. Bill Nelson’s campaign claims he’s “confident” the results will end with a Democratic victory over Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

“I firmly believe that at the end of this process Senator Nelson is going to prevail,” Perkins Coie partner Marc Elias told reporters on a Thursday call.

Elias, a Democratic superlawyer who chairs the firm’s political law practice, was retained by the Nelson campaign Wednesday after election night ended with the race too close to call.

Under Florida state law, a machine recount is automatically triggered if the two candidates are separated by a margin of 0.5 percent of the vote or less after all the counties submit their totals. A hand recount is triggered if the margin is .25 percent or less.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/nelson-campaign-confident-it-has-the-votes-to-win-florida-senate-recount

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