Martha Stark, the city finance chief who has recently come under scrutiny for a whole slew of things, notably letting an employee bill for hours he wasn’t actually working, employing her own relatives, dating a former subordinate, and moonlighting for a real-estate company, has resigned. [City Room/NYT]
Post-manual-recount Florida Senate **official** election results: Rick Scott (R) defeats Bill Nelson (D) by 10,033 votes.
The manual recount actually shifted the margin by 2,570 votes, which is more than twice as many as the previous record recount shift this century. The fact that Florida is a huge state helps, but that’s certainly notable.
25,543 fewer votes were cast in the Florida Senate race than governor’s race in Broward County. It’s possible—though by no means certain—that bad ballot design cost Bill Nelson his seat.