Bill Nelson Sues For Deadline Extension In Recount
By Bill Strange
November 14, 2018
Florida Senator Bill Nelson's campaign is suing to extend the deadline for the state's midterm election recount. The Democrat's lawyers claim election officials won't be able to meet a Thursday afternoon deadline to complete the recount. A state judge has already extended the deadline in Palm Beach County to November 20th in some races. Nelson's opponent, Republican Governor Rick Scott, has a lead of about 12,500 votes over Nelson. If the machine-recount returns a vote count with less than a 1/4 of 1% difference then a hand-recount will take place. Scott's current lead is 0.15%.