In a statement, Senator Bill Nelson said his campaign is formally calling for a recount after having lost by less than 0.5% (34,537 ) of the vote in Florida.
An automatic recount was already triggered when Nelson lost by less than 0.5%.
Countering Nelson’s recount remark, Scott stated that Nelson was only trying to hold on to a lost cause, adding that the “race was over.”
“This race is over”-Rick Scott
Our victory tonight is due to the hard work of so many, more than I could ever name. But I do want to thank my best friend Ann. She’s been an amazing First Lady–and when I had to to get off the trail to respond To Michael, she jumped in for me. We’re a great team–I love you, Ann!
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) November 7, 2018