Back in 2000, the state of Florida was the deciding factor in determining the presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. As a result of the controversial outcome, the card ballot system was wiped away. Despite the change in the process, there is still seems a problem with counting the votes. The state will have a recount in the votes for the U.S Senate race between Republican Governor Rick Scott and incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson. They are also reconsidering tallying up the votes in the governor race between U.S Rep Ron DeSantis and Democratic mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum.
In the U.S Senate race, Rick Scott had a 0.18% lead over Bill Nelson as of Friday. A recount of the votes must be done when the winning candidate has a margin of 0.5%. The recount must be done by hand if the margin is less than 0.25%. In Florida’s Governor race, it appeared that Ron DeSantis won the election with a victory margin of 0.39%. However, officials probably conduct a recount because the margin has narrowed since election night. President Trump spoke out against the system in Florida by calling it a fraud. “What’s going on in Florida is a disgrace,” Trump said. According to the telegraph, the votes will be recounted today (Saturday 11.10.18)