Florida: Senate race stays on knife edge as hand recount ordered

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Republican Ron DeSantis appears to have won governor’s race over Andrew Gillum

Florida’s election torment is set to continue after officials ordered a hand recount of ballots in the knife-edge US Senate race between the Republican Rick Scott and the Democrat Bill Nelson.

After a troubled machine recount finished on Thursday, Scott had a lead of 12,603 votes, or 0.15 percentage points – within the threshold of 0.25 points that by state law triggers a manual recount.

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