The United States Senate race in Florida was going to be closely contested and one of the country’s biggest tossups. Governor Rick Scott would claim victory Tuesday night.
Bill Nelson was the Senate incumbent and Rick Scott served as Governor of Florida for two terms (the maximum allowable) before running for Senate. Nelson held a small lead through 50% of votes reported in before Scott took over with 50.1% majority. The margin widened to 0.8% in favor of Scott.
The split would be 50.4% to 49.6%.
An issue with electronic votes in Broward County forced election officials to hand-deliver flash drives with the voter results late in the night.
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