(Tallahassee, FL) — The Florida Secretary of State is ordering a machine recount in the razor-thin races for governor, senator and agriculture commissioner. Unofficial results filed by counties show Republican Governor Rick Scott leading over incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson by over 12-thousand-five-hundred votes. In the governor’s race, Republican former Representative Ron DeSantis is leading by nearly 34-thousand votes compared to Tallahasee Mayor Andrew Gillum. As for agriculture commissioner, Democrat Nikki Fried is leading by about five-thousand votes over Republican Matt Caldwell. A machine recount is being ordered because the margins in all three races are under zero-point-five-percent. The machine recount must be finished by Thursday at 3 pm Eastern.
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