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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida: Hand recount begins for tight US Senate race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— A hand recount began Friday in Florida’s acrimonious U.S. Senate contest after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes out of more than 8 million votes cast. Under state law, a hand review is required when the victory … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida: Hand recount begins for tight US Senate race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Bitter battle for Florida Senate seat goes to hand recount

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s acrimonious battle for the U.S. Senate headed Thursday to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by less than 13,000 votes. But the highly watched contest for governor between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Bitter battle for Florida Senate seat goes to hand recount

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Federal judge: Florida is ‘laughing-stock of the world’

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— A federal judge slammed Florida on Thursday for repeatedly failing to anticipate election problems, and said the state law on recounts appears to violate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that decided the presidency in 2000. “We have been the laughing-stock of the world, election after election, and we chose not to fix this,” … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Federal judge: Florida is ‘laughing-stock of the world’

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Deadlines looming in pivotal, rancorous Florida recounts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida‘s bumpy election recount reaches a pivotal point Thursday as most counties across the state complete reviews that could determine the next senator and governor in one of America’s top political battlegrounds. Barring a dramatic last minute court-mandated extension, Florida counties face a 3 p.m. deadline to wrap up their machine recounts. … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Deadlines looming in pivotal, rancorous Florida recounts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Florida’s bitter recount battle lurches toward deadline

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— With time running out, Florida’s election recount drama lurched forward Wednesday amid a maelstrom of courtroom arguments, broken machines, allegations of irregularities and President Donald Trump’s ongoing criticism. Many counties have wrapped up their machine recount ahead of a Thursday deadline to complete reviews of the U.S. Senate and governor races, but larger … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Florida’s bitter recount battle lurches toward deadline

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Possible recounts loom in tight Florida gov, Senate contests

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Razor-thin margins in Florida‘s bitter races for the U.S. Senate and governor are raising the specter of possible recounts, potentially prolonging two of the most closely watched contests of the nation’s midterm elections. In the governor’s race, Democrat Andrew Gillum’s campaign said Thursday it’s readying for a possible recount. He conceded to … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Possible recounts loom in tight Florida gov, Senate contests

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Trump wall stops Florida’s blue wave

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Democrats tried something new and got the same result, losing the sixth straight governor’s race, possibly losing all three statewide offices on Tuesday’s ballot and winding up with a Senate race that’s too close to call. In short, the Democrats’ blue wave hit President Donald Trump’s figurative red wall, and once … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Trump wall stops Florida’s blue wave

ORLANDO, Fla. | DeSantis thanks Trump after winning Florida’s governor race

ORLANDO, Fla.  — Former Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis put his thanks squarely where it was due after declaring victory in Florida’s governor election: President Donald Trump. DeSantis defeated Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who was hoping to be Florida’s first black governor and the first Democrat elected governor since 1994, largely on the backing … Continue reading ORLANDO, Fla. | DeSantis thanks Trump after winning Florida’s governor race