Let the well-known southern Florida corruption machine begin!!!
For ONCE I’d like to see a recount where the republican leader actually gains votes.
The dem who is trailing ALWAYS picks up votes. How is that even mathematically possible?
That’s like when Hillary won 6 coin flips. Wapo-
Given how close the Democratic race in Iowa was this time around, and given how well Hillary Clinton did at those moments that a tie needed to be broken, you probably already know this. But in case you don’t, there were at least six caucus locations on Monday in which unallocated delegates were assigned by a coin toss.
Clinton won all six.
— Fernando Peinado (@FernandoPeinado) February 2, 2016
BREAKING: Florida Governor's race to have a machine recount; U.S. Senate race facing a lengthier manual recount – Orlando Sentinel https://t.co/3QckWZ4la3
— Al Boe – BREAKING NEWS (@AlBoeNEWS) November 8, 2018
Florida governor’s race faces recount as Senate race gets even tighter.
The Florida governor’s race is heading to a machine recount and the U.S. Senate race will face a lengthier manual recount after returns from Broward County on Thursday pushed Democrats Andrew Gillum and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson closer to their Republican opponents Ron DeSantis and Gov. Rick Scott.
At the same time, Democrat Nikki Fried took the lead over Republican Matt Caldwell by 575 votes in the race for agriculture commissioner, which is also headed to a manual recount.
Gillum trailed DeSantis by less than 39,000 votes, or 0.47 percentage points. A recount is automatically triggered if the margin drops below 0.5 points.
In the Senate race, Nelson trailed Scott by about 17,000 votes, a margin of 0.22 points. A hand recount of ballots, longer and more thorough than a machine recount, is triggered if the margin falls below 0.25 points.
The attorney for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson had earlier predicted that Nelson would eventually win.
“We believe at the end of the day, Sen. Nelson is going to be declared the winner and return to the U.S. Senate,” said Marc Elias, a recount attorney hired by the Nelson campaign, in a conference call.
“I think it’s fair to say right now the results of the 2018 Senate election are unknown, and [media] and elections officials should treat it as such,” Elias said, adding anyone who cast a provisional ballot should confirm their votes with their county elections office.