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Election Day 2018: Florida governor, U.S. Senate races headed for recount

UPDATE: There will be a recount in the Florida governor and U.S. Senate races, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

The agriculture commissioner race also faces a recount, WFTV reported.

The decision was made Saturday afternoon after the state received unofficial election results from all 67 counties.

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Read the original report below.

The U.S. Senate race between Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is still statistically too close to call – despite Scott calling the race for himself Tuesday night.

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Poll results are counting in at 50-50, with Scott pulling ahead slightly with less than 40,000 votes between them.

In a speech to supporters in Naples just before midnight on Tuesday, Scott said he was confident in his victory.

>> Watch the video here

WATCH LIVE: Rick Scott addresses supporters

Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla) addresses supporters after a razor-thin Senate race against longtime Sen. Bill Nelson. LIVE INTERACTIVE RESULTS: https://at.wftv.com/2Dq6KU0

Posted by WFTV Channel 9 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018
 

"We've done this for over 200 years, and after these campaigns we come together and that’s what we're gonna do, we come together," he said.

"So thank you to all of you because everyone in this room has been a part of it.”

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Nelson has not conceded the race, and never came out to speak to the crowd at his campaign watch party Tuesday night. But his campaign manager said Nelson is likely to address supporters Wednesday. 

Nelson has served in the Senate since 2001, and before that in Congress since 1979.

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An automatic recount will be called if final numbers between the candidates tally in within 0.5 percent of each other. Final vote counts are still pending.

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