(CNN)Democrats hope a manual recount will overturn the results of Florida’s Senate election and pave the wave for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson to keep his Senate seat.
Appearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer projected confidence about Nelson’s chances.
“Bill Nelson is — is strong as could be,” Schumer said. “He believes, I believe, he’s won a majority of the votes, and as long as they’re counted, he will continue being senator from Florida.”
History says this is very unlikely and Republican Gov. Rick Scott will maintain his lead over Nelson. Indeed, there doesn’t seem to be a precedent for the type of change Nelson needs to overtake Scott.