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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:29 PM

Recounts, runoffs loom over high-profile elections in Florida, Georgia

Nov 8 (Reuters) - High-profile U.S. elections in Georgia, Florida and Arizona remained unresolved on Thursday, two days after the vote, with the prospect of legal challenges, recounts and ballot reviews setting the stage for possible weeks of uncertainty.

The still-undecided races will not tip the balance in either chamber of Congress but include contests in parts of the country important to the futures of both parties and potentially to President Donald Trump's re-election chances in two years.

In Georgia, where Republican Brian Kemp declared victory in the governor's contest on Wednesday on a narrow lead, campaign officials for Democrat Stacey Abrams on Thursday vowed to pursue litigation to ensure all votes are counted.

In Florida's U.S. Senate race, a lawyer for Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson said a recount could still deliver him a victory despite a slim lead for Republican Rick Scott.

The Florida governor's race between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum also appeared headed for an automatic recount, after DeSantis' lead narrowed on Thursday, despite Gillum having already conceded.


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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:49 PM

1. Runoff Elections and Democratic Turnout

I talked with an expert that said runoffs traditionally don't garner large turnouts by Democrats. If any go to runoff Democrats need to actually turn out this time. Please encourage anyone who voted this time to turn out for these.

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