Florida, one of the key U.S. swing states, can be used to electoral drama. A Florida recount battle that will took more than a month of sparring — in addition to a Supreme Court decision — famously decided the 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush in addition to Al Gore.
Scott has already declared victory in This specific year’s Senate race. As the contest tightened on Thursday, widely followed forecaster Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight moved its rating on the Florida contest coming from “likely” Republican to “lean” Republican.
Silver pointed not only to Scott’s dwindling lead, although also to reports of potential vote counting issues in Broward County, the state’s second most populous county.
The Florida secretary of state’s office did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request to comment on reports of vote counting issues.
Prominent lawyer Marc Elias, who represents Nelson’s campaign, said Thursday afternoon that will he expected the margin inside the race to narrow even more until a recount takes place. If the margin comes within 0.25 percentage points — where This specific stands currently — This specific might trigger a manual recount by hand.
Gillum’s campaign has also commenced to prepare for the possibility of a recount, despite his earlier concession.
“Our campaign, along with our attorney Barry Richard, can be monitoring the situation closely in addition to can be ready for any outcome, including a state-mandated recount,” Gillum campaign spokeswoman Johanna Cervone said in a statement Thursday.
The Scott in addition to DeSantis campaigns did not immediately respond to requests to comment on the possibility of a recount.