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Florida braces for recounts in gubernatorial and Senate races

10 Novembre 2018

Overnight changes in the vote totals for Florida's three contested statewide race show Republican Ron DeSantis' lead in the governor's election slipping to 36,000 votes, Republican Rick Scott's lead in the U.S. Senate election down to 15,000, and Democrat Nikki Fried moving out to an nearly 3,000 vote lead for Agriculture Commissioner. Bill Nelson has begun preparing for a potential recount in a race still too close to call against Scott, who is leaving the governor's seat because of term limits.

Republican Martha McSally leads Democrat Kyrsten Sinema by around 17,000 votes, but there are still over 600,000 mail-in votes to count in a process that could take days. "We've done this for over 200 years, and after these campaigns, we come together". Provisional ballots are given to voters who don't have proper ID or whose names don't show up on the rolls at the precinct. Bill Nelson (D) and Rep. Ron DeSantis was the declared victor over Democrat Andrew Gillum.

The Nelson camp's statement said Scott had "prematurely" claimed victory on Tuesday, and cited media reports of balloting problems and other polling irregularities.

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio shared a video on his Twitter account on Thursday that allegedly showed ballots being transported by private vehicles and then being loaded onto what appeared to be a rented truck on election night.

Elections officials in Broward County, where Democrats have a large advantage, were still counting votes Thursday.

Scott and Rubio will together become Florida's first all-Republican U.S. Senate delegation in more than a century.

A spokesperson for Snipes told the Tampa Bay Times that Scott's action was a desperate move.

According to Florida law, if a vote margin reaches.5 percent or less, an automatic machine recount is triggered statewide.

A flawed ballot design may be to blame forBroward County vote discrepancies in the state's most high profile races, where thousands of voters cast ballots that failed to register their choice in the hotly-contested - and still undecided - race for U.S. Senate, a South Florida Sun Sentinel analysis of voting patterns reveals. They are expected to look at more than 1,000 ballots. In other Florida counties, the tallies reflect results that would be expected, with more voters weighing in on the Senate race than in statewide races of lesser stature. And if the margin is less than 0.25 percent the recount must be done by hand.

Floridians went to bed Tuesday without knowing whether Democratic Sen.

Mr Gillum trails Mr DeSantis now by less than 38,000 votes, which is in recount range if the margin holds.

"Election officials are literally just counting the ballots".

The most recent was former Democratic Sen. The Senate candidates appeared on the Broward ballot before the candidates for governor.

But 22,000 votes still need counting in the tight race between Mr Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams - who has not yet conceded.

The Associated Press had yet to declare a victor as of 3:00 a.m.

Chief Financial Officer: More than 8,300 people in Broward voted for the candidates running for that position than the Senate.

He was likely referring to Marc Elias, the lawyer Nelson's campaign has reportedly tapped to handle the recount effort, as Elias was also a lawyer for Hillary Clinton's campaign and was involved in commissioning that dossier of opposition research from Fusion GPS. Bill Nelson and gubernatorial candidate Rep. Andrew Gillum. "That under-vote doesn't make sense".

Also on Thursday, canvassing boards will meet to approve or revoke provisional ballots. "We recognize that we didn't win this tonight".

"This race is over", Scott spokesman Chris Hartline said Wednesday. At the same time, Snipes was at the voting equipment center in Lauderhill with the canvassing board reviewing questionable ballots. Both of them will end up leaving egg on Gillum's face in the end, and making not one whit of meaningful difference in the eventual ballot count.

Florida braces for recounts in gubernatorial and Senate races