- Missing Votes for Nelson
- Ballot box, paper ballots, and performance
Missing Votes for Nelson investigates a mysterious undervote in Broward County, Florida, during the 2018 midterm elections that may have stemmed from a poorly designed ballot and cost incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson his seat in the United States Senate. On some Broward County ballots, the Senate race was tucked underneath the instructions; this may explain why thousands more votes were cast in the governor’s race than in the Senate race. Missing Votes represents the votes that Nelson might have received had the ballot been properly designed; it was accompanied by a two-minute performance in which I tried to cast as many “ballots” for Nelson as possible. A manual recount determined that Republican Rick Scott defeated Bill Nelson by just 0.1 of a percentage point.