Tightening margin in Florida governor's race could trigger automatic recount

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The new totals show that DeSantis is ahead of Democrat Andrew Gillum by 0.57 percent of the vote or 46,722 votes.

Scott's campaign has dismissed the possibility that Scott, who won his two previous elections for governor by 1 percentage point, could lose his lead.

The big victor: You guessed it, the Democrat on the ticket, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who managed to secure a victory. The margin is too slim for an official result, and may lead to a recount.

Florida law requires a recount in races in which the winning margin is 0.5 percent or less, unless the trailing candidate says in writing that he or she doesn't want a recount.

If, after the recount, the vote margin is.25 percent or less, then a manual recount is conducted statewide.

Gillum also spoke to the crowd about the issues that caused him to run for office and said his message to Trump and DeSantis is clear, "The politics of hatred and separation have come to an end".

The Gillum campaign sent out an email to supporters Thursday afternoon urging those with provisional ballots to call their supervisor of elections offices before 5 p.m.to make sure their ballot was counted, and campaign spokeswoman Johanna Cervone said the campaign was prepared for a recount effort. If he wins the general election, he'd be the first Black Governor in the state's history.

County canvassing boards must report their first unofficial returns to the state by noon Saturday. Any recount would probably begin Monday. The tweet included a link to an article about an unknown number of outstanding votes in Democratic-stronghold Broward County.

Voters headed to the polls on Tuesday for the midterm elections.




Blaise Ingoglia, chairman of the Florida Republican Party, slammed Nelson's assertions Thursday. Bill Nelson in one of the nation's most closely watched Senate races. "And they refuse to disclose # of ballots they have left".

Overseas ballots must be received by November 16 and have an Election Day postmark, based on Florida election rules. "It has to do with what the individuals are saying and how they're going to help the people in the state of Georgia", said Linda Crumpton, who voted for Kemp.

Early voting and vote-by-mail ballots are still being counted in Broward County, while vote-by-mail ballots are still being counted in Palm Beach County. As long as votes are postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 6, they'll be counted.

"I think even in conceding that this is such a close race that DeSantis has to hear that this is a state divided and that our voices still need to be heard", said Chris Lucas.

Some counties, however, are closing its doors on staffers seeking public records, stymieing the only resource available to identify voters who cast provisional ballots. "I sincerely regret that I couldn't bring it home for you, but I can guarantee you this: I'm not going anywhere". He has benefited from the support of President Trump, who has held multiple rallies to back his campaign, and current governor Rick Scott.

Jerry Iannelli is Miami New Times' daily-news reporter.

But Scott was a good candidate and Nelson wasn't.

"We recognize that, you know, we didn't win it tonight".

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