Florida U.S. Senate race between Rick Scott, Bill Nelson could be heading for recount

Florida’s hotly contested race for the U.S. Senate could be heading for an automatic recount.

Republican Rick Scott holds a 34,700-vote lead over incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson out of more than 8.1 million ballots cast for a difference of 0.42 percent, according to unofficial returns posted by the state Division of Elections.

State law triggers a recount if the difference in a race is less than 0.5 percent. So if the returns stand, the state will count the ballots again. There was no comment from state officials early Wednesday.

(Read more in OrlandoSentinel)

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