The Republican candidate Rick Scott has won the Senate election in Florida with a narrow margin. According to the official final result of the previous Governor of the state received 50,05% of the votes. The previous Senator Bill Nelson reached 49,93%. So Scott is a little more than 10,000 votes ahead of the Democrats. Due to the scarce output, the ballots were announced two Times.

Nelson admitted his defeat in the election in a video message. “It went a bit different than I had hoped,” said the Democrat. He warned of a “gathering the dark” in American politics and called on both parties to cooperate and avoid a blockade policy in Congress. The 76-Year-old Nelson was, since 2001, Senator from Florida, from 1979 to 1991, he was a member of the house of representatives.

With the victory, Scott’s the majority of Republicans is growing in the Senate to take a seat. US President, Donald Trump congratulated Scott on Twitter “for a brave campaign that had been crowned with success”. Previously, Scott and Trump had accused the Democrats because of the recount fraud, and claimed that they wanted to steal the election. For you but provided no evidence.

Scott had already declared itself in the night of the election to the winner even though the votes were counted and the distance between the two candidates was close. Due to the small vote differential, the authorities had ordered first a machine recount. This resulted in a projection Scotts of 12,600 votes, or 0.15 percent. At a distance of under 0.25 per cent, the laws of the state of a manual count. In the third count, by Hand, in particular, incorrect, or not clearly filled-in ballots should be again checked.

Previously, the Democrats had already recognised in the Governor elections in Florida and Georgia each with a narrow defeat. There, too, there had been Neuauszählungen. In Florida, Republican Ron DeSantis takes on the office of Rick Scott. The Democrat Andrew Gillum, who was lined up to be the first black Governor of Florida, had to be beaten.

Georgia’s Stacey Abrams lost to Republican Brian Kemp. Abrams wanted to be the first black Governor in the United States. You admitted your defeat, but drew attention to the fact that it was against a candidate until two days before the ballot for the election oversight. You in front of Kemp, he had, for years, systematically voters from the directories deleted, and so the participation in the election is restricted. She announced that she would continue to fight against the “Erosion of democracy”.

Also in the presidential election of 2000, the ballots in Parts of Florida had to be counted by Hand. The Supreme court stopped the recount finally, George W. Bush won by 537 votes over Al Gore.

Kevin Chung studied literature in Seoul. He is interested in various areas. He can be reached at or 82-2-6956-6698.