Florida on Saturday began a statewide recount for its gubernatorial and Senate races, as well as contests for agriculture commissioner and three state legislature seats. In the gubernatorial race, Ron DeSantis (R) presently leads Andrew Gillum (D) by about 34,000 votes, a gap of just 0.41 percent. The Senate race margin is smaller still, with Rick Scott (R) leading incumbent Bill Nelson (D) by a mere 0.15 percent, about 12,500 votes. The races will be subject to a mechanical recount to be completed by Thursday, and the Senate contest will receive additional scrutiny by hand because its margin is below 0.25 percent.
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