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Florida’s Senate and governor races tightened even more on Thursday, buoying Democratic hopes that Sen. Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum could eke out narrow wins and frustrating Republicans who saw the contests as all but decided.
As of Thursday afternoon, just 17,344 votes separated Nelson and his Republican challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, in their closely watched Senate race. Scott leads Nelson by a mere 0.22 points, putting the race well within the margin for an automatic hand recount.
The race for Florida governor also narrowed on Thursday, with new vote totals showing Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis within 0.47 points of one another – close enough to trigger a machine recount if the margin stays below 0.5 percent.
The article goes on to state the following:
Speaking to reporters Thursday, Marc Elias, a prominent elections lawyer hired by Nelson as counsel for a likely recount, was bullish about the senator’s prospects of winning a fourth term in the chamber.
Elias said vote totals were still coming in from Broward and Palm Beach – both Democratic strongholds – and that a hand recount appeared inevitable.
BREAKING: The Florida Senate election has further narrowed. Bill Nelson now trails by only 17,333 or .21%. It is now in HAND recount territory. More ballots still being counted. I expect that margin to narrow further until recount.
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) November 8, 2018
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To pull ahead of DeSantis, whom he trails by 38,515 votes, Gillum would need his winning margin in Broward of 37 points to be applied to more than 105,000 more ballots.
But there might not be 105k more ballots in the state, & a 37-point margin is unlikely.
But we’ll see
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) November 8, 2018
— Roll Call (@rollcall) November 8, 2018
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— The Hill (@thehill) November 8, 2018