Tag: Florida Recount
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Jacob OglesNovember 19, 2018

A 12-day recount process in Florida ultimately failed to change the outcome of three statewide races. But make no mistake, the result of this ballot scrutiny was historic. For starters, of course, this election marked the first time the Florida vote was close enough to send three statewide races—U.S. Senate, Governor and Agriculture Commissioner—to a […]

News Service Of FloridaNovember 16, 2018

With a machine recount in the rearview mirror and a manual recount underway, the legal challenges over Florida’s elections are piled up. In two rulings late Thursday, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker shot down an attempt to keep Republican Gov. Rick Scott from interfering in the recount process and nixed another challenge focused on the […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 16, 2018

Republican Ron DeSantis, the 40-year-old former three-term Congressman, has defeated Democrat Andrew Gillum to become the next Governor of Florida after a mandated machine recount. The win was just 0.4 percent, a spread of 33,652 votes. The gubernatorial race, like the U.S. Senate and Agriculture Commissioner contests, had margins under the 0.50 percent threshold that triggers a recount. With the margin more than […]

News Service Of FloridaNovember 15, 2018

Almost two decades after Florida’s protracted and historic presidential recount, Palm Beach County was once again in the election crosshairs Thursday. This time, it’s not a faulty “butterfly ballot” or “hanging chads” that have made Palm Beach County the target of lawsuits. Instead, county Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher blames antiquated equipment for her inability […]


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