Not really, but the disgraced former House majority leader and star dancer (remember him?) had his money laundering and conspiracy convictions overturned by two Republicans on the Texas Court of Appeals today. “When I see you, I’m going to dump a Gatorade bucket over your head,” said his lawyer. “We won the Super Bowl.” Except, unlike in football, the state can appeal.
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.