Weeks after a popular politician was pushed out of his Communist Party post, rumors of a coup (including “military vehicles entering Beijing”) were swiftly shot down by the government, which arrested six people, sanctioned sixteen websites, and even blocked commenting on China’s version of Twitter. [LAT]
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.