Key Midterm Races Still Uncalled, FL Races Likely Headed to Recounts

HeadlineNov 09, 2018

In election news, several key races remain too close to call, three days after the midterm elections. In Arizona’s Senate race, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has taken a slight lead over Republican opponent Martha McSally. Hundreds of thousands of ballots remain to be counted, mostly in Maricopa County, the state’s largest county. In Florida, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum said he is prepared for a possible recount as his margin with Republican opponent Ron DeSantis has narrowed to less than half a percentage point. Gillum conceded to DeSantis on election night after the race was called for his opponent, but the margin has since tightened. A recount is automatically triggered in Florida if the winning candidate’s margin is less than half a percentage point. Incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson and Republican Governor Rick Scott will likely head to a recount in the Senate race, with Scott leading by just 0.2 percent. In Georgia, Republican candidate for governor Brian Kemp has resigned as secretary of state. The closely watched race for governor has yet to be called, though Kemp has declared victory. His opponent, Democrat Stacey Abrams, has vowed to stay in the race until all votes are counted.

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