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Florida's gubernatorial race, between Republican Ron DeSeantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum, is also going to a recount-in this case because the margin was less than 0.5 points.

Florida law provides for automatic recounts when the margin of victory for the victor and runner-up for an office is equal to or less than 0.5 percent, according to Ballotpedia.org.

The race for Florida agricultural commissioner was already a tight one on election night, but with new ballot returns, the Democratic candidate has now taken the lead.

If the gap between totals after a machine recount falls with 0.25 percent of the vote, then a manual recount will be required by law.

Gillum's campaign said his initial concession Tuesday night was based on "best information available about the number of outstanding ballots" at the time.

Scott's campaign has said Nelson should concede the race rather than push for a recount.

Florida, the state that dragged the 2000 USA presidential election to a crawl and almost broke the country's storied democratic process is once again headed toward the uncertainty of a statewide recount.

In the 2000 presidential recount Florida, questions about voter intent provoked disputes over dimpled chads, punch-cards that had been indented but not penetrated.

There were two late developments, however: Around 8 p.m, the Broward supervisor of elections announced that those votes had finally been counted, and Rick Scott, the governor who doubles as a Senate candidate careening toward a recount, announced he was suing the Broward elections supervisor, Democrat Brenda Snipes, for taking as long as she had to count the votes.

The Florida Elections Canvassing Commission - comprised of Scott and two Cabinet members - is slated to meet 9 a.m. November 20th to certify the election results.

But in his victory speech, DeSantis talked little about partisan politics and emphasized the need as the state's next governor to work with all Floridians, including those who opposed him. "Come on", said a Republican official in Florida.

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The current secretary of state, Republican Ken Detzner, was appointed by Scott and has been in the post since February 2012.

"You see, we not only have to win elections, we have to win them with enough of a buffer that all the cheating that goes on doesn't affect the outcome", Levin said.

Unusual voting discrepancies were also being reported in Broward County.

Since Scott declared his victory Tuesday, when he had 50 percent of the vote and Nelson had 49 percent, Scott's lead has narrowed.

"Even before the election, we knew that, mysteriously, they would find more ballots".

Election supervisors in Florida's 67 counties have until 1 p.m. Saturday to send their unofficial results to the secretary of state.

But 36 hours later, Democrats insist tens of thousands of votes remain uncounted.

"We will count as many as we can", said Sarasota County Elections Supervisor Ron Turner, who serves on the board with Sarasota County Commission Chair Nancy Detert and Sarasota County Judge Phyllis Galen. "Nelson is going to be declared the victor and return to the U.S. Senate", Elias said Thursday.

Florida was mocked for its handling of the infamous 2000 recount.

With Broward still counting early and mail ballots and Palm Beach County still counting mail ballots, Gov. Rick Scott holds a lead of.18 percent over Sen. It was not clear Thursday evening whether all of Broward's freshly counted votes were included in the running statewide tally.

"The results of the 2018 Senate election are unknown and I think that you and the elections officials should treat it as such", Elias told reporters on a conference call.


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