With the 3 p.m. deadline for elections supervisors to submit new vote tallies to the state having now passed in Florida’s Panhandle, new totals show that Gov. Scott leads U.S. Sen. Nelson by 12,603 votes out of more than 8.1 million cast. That margin — of 0.15 percent — falls within the margins that trigger an automatic hand recount under Florida law. Secretary of State Ken Detzner, Florida’s top elections officials, ordered a hand recount this afternoon.
They won't show until a hand recount; the machine recount should closely mirror what came through the first process. A hand recount might reveal a machine error, specifically a bubble scanning calibration issue due to the fact that there was no FL24 race below US Senate
— daniel a. smith (@electionsmith) November 15, 2018
.@marceelias lays out 3 places where he believes Nelson could narrow and eventually flip margin. which is around 12,600
1) Signature Mismatch ballots
2) Mail ballots cast before election day but not delivered before 7 p.m. deadline
3) Hand recount (overvotes & undervotes).
— Sam Levine (@srl) November 15, 2018