Raymond Clark, a 24-year-old technician who worked in the lab where murdered Yale student Annie Le studied, was arrested as a “person of interest” in the investigation last night. After the New Haven police department retrieved DNA from him, he was released. Police have been following Clark since Monday, but he is not an official suspect, and Le had not complained in the weeks before her death of any harassment from him. According to police, Clark will either be charged or exonerated in the next few days. [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.