Florida 2018 Election: Recount in Gillum/DeSantis Governor Race

A sign directs voters to a new polling location where Hurricane Michael destroyed many schools and other buildings used as polling stations in the area in Lynn Haven Florida U.S

A sign directs voters to a new polling location where Hurricane Michael destroyed many schools and other buildings used as polling stations in the area in Lynn Haven Florida U.S

Florida law mandates machine recounts if the winning margin is 0.5 percent or less. Under Maine's unique ranked-choice voting law, if no candidate receives a majority - that is 50 percent plus one of the vote - the Maine secretary of state conducts a recount.

"On Tuesday night, the Gillum for Governor campaign operated with the best information available about the number of outstanding ballots left to count", Gillum's communications director said in a statement.

Remember Tuesday night when Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor of the state of Florida conceded to the appearance of the race GOP nominee Ron DeSanis.

"It has become clear there are many more uncounted ballots than was originally reported", said Gillum spokeswoman Johanna Cervone.

Gillum's campaign team has hired attorney Barry Richard, who famously represented George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential race hanging chads legal drama in which Bush was eventually declared the victor in Florida by a close margin over Al Gore.

The likely recount is reminiscent of the dramatic recounts that occurred in parts of Florida after the 2000 election.

Scherer said it appears both sides would have lawyers in all 67 counties in anticipation of recounts that may begin as soon as Sunday and continue on Monday, Veterans' Day - a state holiday. He announced that he had filed a lawsuit against the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office because "they are illegally refusing to allow official party representatives into the ballot counting area and forcing people to stand behind a glass wall with limited visibility and no ability to hear what is going on".

Due to a combination of racism, Andrew Gillum's alleged involvement in an FBI investigation, the obvious suppression of 1.4 million formerly incarcerated people's votes, and a few other factors, Florida's major statewide races this year were remarkably close. Carrying Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis signs, voters rejected what they see as the supervisor's efforts to "steal the election away". That margin, if it holds, would require a recount, but DeSantis has mostly stayed out of the fray, saying he was working on plans for taking office in January.

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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.

"There are seven precincts in Broward County where the electronic systems failed and the ballots are being delivered by thumb drive, so the numbers are still up in the air", a spokesman for Nelson's campaign said. "We are committed to ensuring every single vote in Florida is counted".

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson has pushed for a recount given that he trails Scott by such a slim margin. Well, we who follow Florida politics should have known that this race would not yet be over and it might not be.

"No, I am not", Snipes said. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, tens of thousands of ballots still need to be counted in the tight race. "We know it's not many". "But I firmly believe that at the end of this process, Nelson will prevail".

On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump weighed in with a tweet on the Senate race, citing the possibility of election fraud.

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.

In Riviera Beach, the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board met Friday morning to review "anomalous" ballots not yet counted because of irregularities that prevented a machine-reading. "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".

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