The Florida Recount

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Special Thanks to The Hill

In Florida, a recount is underway, with lawsuits and counter-lawsuits piling up and allegations of malfeasance flying.

The Miami Herald: Florida counties race to recount votes by Thursday deadline.

The Associated Press: Mishaps, protests and litigation overshadow Florida recount.

In the Senate race, Gov. Rick Scott (R) leads Sen. Bill Nelson (D) by more than 12,000 votes.

In the governor’s race, former Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) leads Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum (D) by more than 33,000 votes.

Election officials have five days to complete the recount. The clock started ticking on Sunday.

Both races tightened to the point that recounts were triggered based on the late vote tally coming out of Broward County. The election supervisor there, Democrat Brenda Snipes, is under pressure and has become a target for Republicans for past vote-counting controversies.

The Sun Sentinel: Snipes’ long history of controversies.

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