Florida to hold machine recount of U.S. Senate race votes

Florida to hold machine recount of U.S. Senate race votes


FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Bill Nelson speaks in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 12, 2016 and Florida Governor Rick Scott appears in Washington, DC, U.S., September 29, 2017 respectively. REUTERS/Kevin Kolczynski and REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photos

(Reuters) – Florida will hold a machine recount of votes in its neck-and-neck race for the U.S. Senate, with results due by 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Thursday, its secretary of state said on Saturday.

Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott has seen his lead narrow over incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson to about 12,500 votes, or 0.15 percent, by Saturday afternoon.

Reporting by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama



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