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Florida to recount ballots for Senate, governor

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/10/18, 02:21 pm

The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor’s races Saturday. Unofficial results showed candidates in both elections fell within .5 of a percentage point of each other, the margin that triggers a recount. Votes in the governor’s race between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum will be recounted by machines. The final tally is due 3 p.m. Thursday. But the margin in the Senate race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic incumbent Sen.

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A few statewide elections could be decided in court

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/09/18, 12:09 pm

Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum took back his concession in the Florida governor’s race Thursday after the margin between him and Republican Ron DeSantis narrowed with additional ballots counted. As of Friday morning, DeSantis had a mere .44 point lead, low enough to trigger a recount. The Florida Senate candidates are in a similar predicament, with just .18 points separating incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

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Some governors’ mansions to turn blue, but not in Florida

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/07/18, 12:07 am

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum conceded the Florida gubernatorial race Tuesday night to Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis. With 99.5 percent of precincts reporting, DeSantis won about 76,000 more votes than his opponent. Gillum told a crowd gathered on the campus of Florida A&M University on Tuesday night he sincerely regretted he “couldn’t bring it home for you.”

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