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Florida Senate race: Hand count ordered

[USA], Nov 16 (ANI): The second count of votes for the Senate race in Florida ended on Thursday (local time), prompting state authorities to order a manual recount of votes after 12,600 votes separated Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson from Republican Rick Scott.No manual recount has been ordered for the governor s post, where Republican Ron DeSantis lead a 0.41 per cent margin over Democrat Andrew Gillum, according to the Washington Post. Gillum mentioned that he would not concede in a statement.Hillsborough County, Palm Beach County, and Broward County did not submit a new figure for the machine recount and instead, relied on last week s counts.Manual recounts have also been ordered for the race for agriculture commissioner in the state.Speaking on the issue of mismatched signatures, Scott s campaign spokeswoman Lauren Schenone stated, We are confident we will prevail, as the incumbent Florida Senator Nelson filed a suit seeking a public list of voters with mismatched signatures.These actions came in the wake of a two-day extension being granted for at least 4,000 voters to resolve their mismatched signature issues by Judge Mark Walker of Tallahassee s US District Court on Thursday.A second recount had been ordered amid allegations of fraud from the candidates in Florida earlier this week. (ANI)

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