Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, seeking re-election in Florida, on Wednesday said the race against his Republican challenger Rick Scott was headed toward a recount.
In a statement, Nelson said the results so far were close enough to require a recount by law and that further steps were needed to recheck vote tallies before proceeding, adding: “We are proceeding to a recount.”
Fox News had projected that Scott, the state’s current governor, would win the race.
Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama