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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:11 PM

The Latest: AP closely monitoring Florida governor's race

Source: The Washington Post/AP

By Associated Press November 8 at 4:52 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Latest on the Florida election (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

The Associated Press is closely monitoring the race for governor in Florida, where election officials continue to count absentee ballots.

AP on Tuesday called the election for Republican Ron DeSantis over Democrat Andrew Gillum. DeSantis holds a lead of 38,613 votes out of more than 8.2 million ballots counted — a margin of 0.47 percentage points.

Under Florida law, a recount is mandatory if the margin of the winning candidate is less than 0.5 percentage points when the first unofficial count is verified Saturday by Florida’s secretary of state.
Should that count show DeSantis with a margin of less than 0.5 percentage points, triggering a recount, AP will retract its call for DeSantis. It is AP policy not to call a race that is facing a recount.

If the race proceeds to a recount, no new call will be made until the recount is complete and the results of the election are certified by Florida officials.



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-latest-ap-closely-monitoring-florida-governors-race/2018/11/08/9002fd74-e3a0-11e8-ba30-a7ded04d8fac_story.html

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DonViejo Nov 8 OP
iluvtennis Nov 8 #1

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:31 PM

1. I have issue with TV stations, news agencies, et al being able to "call the winner of a race". Only

te official state election organization should be able to do that. Everyone else should be "Anticipated' or "Forecasted" winner.

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