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    Manual Recount Underway in Florida Senate Race

    Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered Florida’s first-ever hand recount yesterday as Republican Gov. Rick Scott held a 12,603-vote lead over incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson. Scott has repeatedly called on Nelson to concede. Now 67 counties have until Sunday to record thousands of ballots that were rejected by voting machines. Florida’s gubernatorial race, however, may be settled, as Republican Ron DeSantis leads Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by more than 30,000 votes. But Gillum claims all legal ballots have yet to be counted, saying, “A vote denied is justice denied.”

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