Florida recount presses forward, Republican lead shrinks
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Florida recount presses forward, Republican lead shrinks


Democrats are hoping that the recounts in Florida’s U.S. Senate and Agriculture Commissioners races will reverse Republican vote totals in those respective races.

Veteran Senator Bill Nelson (D) (pictured with Senator Rubio) immediately announced that his team was pushing for a recount, prompting Scott to emphatically state that race was over, and that Nelson was needed to give it a rest.

Scott (R) leads Nelson (D) by .26 percent, or 21,899 votes in the senate race, and Matt Caldwell (R) leads Nikki Fried (D) by .06 percent, or 4,109 votes, in the agriculture commissioner race.

Because the automatic threshold for a statewide recount is .5, these two races were expecting the scrutiny, but the other big statewide race this election cycle, the governor’s contest between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis, wasn’t.

The DeSantis/Gillum race ended with DeSantis winning by .52 percent, or 42,938 votes.

Could that change?

Outside of the Caldwell/Fried race, it will be very difficult for Democrats to make up that many votes.

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is an award-winning South Florida-based political journalist who owns and manages Diverse New Media, Corp and Shark Tank Media, LLc. Under the Diverse New Media umbrella, he writes, manages, and publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, and JudicialPost.com, in addition to publishing the conservative website, Shark-Tank.com, which can be found under Shark Tank Media, LLc. During the 2018 election cycle, he ran and lost the primary race for congress in Florida’s 22nd congressional district. He is Republican. He and his fiancé Michelle have two small children. He enjoys soccer, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. Email him at [email protected]

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