Florida orders recount in Senate, governor races

    Washington DC [USA], Nov 11 (TEH): Florida will have a machine recount of votes for state governor and the United States Senate seats amid allegations of fraud from the candidates.Florida Secretary Ken Detzner informed that the 67 counties of the state would submit unofficial totals by Saturday evening, while the results would be declared by Thursday, reported Aljazeera.The recount was initiated after unofficial results in both the seats races fell within a margin of 0.5 per cent, which triggered a recount, according to the state’s law.In the race for Florida’s Senate seat, unofficial results revealed a gap of just 0.15% between the votes for Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Rick Scott.Former US Representative Ron DeSantis led his Democrat rival and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by a margin of 0.41 per cent for the race of the governor. (TEH)

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