Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s apparent victory over incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) was one of Democrats’ bigger disappointments on Election Day. But the margin was close enough to trigger an automatic recount, and since Tuesday, Scott’s lead has narrowed from 56,000 votes to just more than 12,000 votes. So, in a preview of the
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The elections board in Florida’s Miami-Dade County has collected a set of mysterious ballots in the Opa-locka mail facility after Democrats raised concern about the uncounted votes. The uncounted ballots have emerged as one of many battles over the fiercely contested Florida elections that moved this weekend into a recount phase. (Read more in CNN.com)
The Charlotte County Canvassing Board will meet at 9:00 a.m. on November 12, 2018, to conduct that recount, and it will continue until completed.
At the end of election day on Tuesday, it appeared that Democrat Nikki Fried had lost to Republican Matt Caldwell for the Florida Cabinet post of agriculture commissioner. Saturday, after late vote tallies in Broward and other counties showed she was actually ahead by 5,326 votes, Fried claimed victory and started working on a transition.
Florida rewrote laws and overhauled voting procedures in the wake of the disastrous 2000 presidential election to ensure the process would be smoother and more predictable the next time a close election triggered a statewide recount. The test is on. (Read more in TampaBay.com)