[ The hottest place in Florida? The seat of the Election Chief in Broward County.
If a county can not meet the deadline, the previous unofficial results are retained – those submitted on Saturday. But – and in Florida there is always a "but" – under state statute, even if a recount is not completed by the deadline, it must finally be completed. Election leaders had already been elected for the overseas election for ten days after the election, ie Friday. The formal election results will be confirmed by the Secretary of State on Tuesday.
Florida governor's race is anything but decided
Even with the number of votes and the possibility that more ballots will be confirmed by court rulings, the governor's race With former Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis, everyone decided to beat the Democrats, Mayor Andrew Gillum of Tallahassee. Mr. Gillum, who always knew it was a long shot to recount the machine, is considering a lawsuit that challenges the results. Two people close him after withdrawing his election evening concession. Mr Gillum, in consultation with Barry Richard – who represented the Republicans in Florida in 2000 – told his inner circle that he wanted every vote to be counted, including election signals and military votes, which could delay his formal resignation. 19659007] The Senate race is still in the air
Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered a manual recount both in the race and in competition for the Agriculture Commissioner. The deadline for manual recounting ends at Sunday noon. The Nelson campaign intends to fight until all legal options are exhausted, according to several Democratic officials in Florida who knew about its plans.
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. Nelson, who lags behind Mr. Scott with 12,603 votes, still believes he will prevail, and hopes to add several thousand votes on Thursday after a federal court verdict, up to 4,000 ballots whose signatures have not been upheld. His greatest hope, which he shares with Mr. Gillum, is that a previously unknown number of votes that has not been counted will appear during the recount. He also closely monitors the outcome of a lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County, which should result in electoral officials' election elections not being held by the deadline.
Then there is the annoying Palm Beach County
The South Florida County, whose hanging men were held hostage 18 years ago as a presidential election, is at the center of another election. This time, it's all about a recount, old machines and an unyielding deadline. Election Commissioner Susan Bucher said her aging equipment and overheating hazard had not counted a "substantial" number of voter counters so they could not complete the recount. In Palm Beach, a stronghold of the Democrats, around 585,000 votes were cast. Hillsborough County did not submit deadlines for the deadline, as the count had 846 fewer votes than originally counted, possibly due to two blackouts.