After undergoing a manual recount, the race went to Democrat Nikki Fried. Fried won with 50.04 percent of the more than 8 million votes to Caldwell's 49.96 percent. The candidates were separated by just 6,753 ballots.
Police say Barbara Jones of North Port had been taking care of her husband, 77-year-old Robert Jones, who suffers from the infirmities of aging. Barbara told police her husband pushed her down on Saturday, Nov. 17 while he was receiving care.