Following the conclusion of a machine recount on Thursday afternoon, the state of Florida ordered a manual recount in the Senate race.
The incumbent, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, is about 12,600 votes behind his challenger, Republican Rick Scott, the state's current governor. At least three counties did not submit their machine recount results by the 3 p.m. deadline, and are going with the counts submitted last Saturday. About an hour before the deadline, Palm Beach County announced it was not going to finish in time, and Broward County was late by two minutes, because the person uploading the results didn't know how to use the website, The Miami Herald's Alex Harris said on MSNBC.
A hand recount was not ordered for the governor's race, where Republican Ron DeSantis has a 0.41 percent lead over Democrat Andrew Gillum, outside the 0.25 percent threshold for a manual recount. Catherine Garcia