Elections workers are beginning to recount ballots in Florida’s U.S. Senate and governor races under a state-ordered review of the two nationally watched races.

Susan Bucher, right, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections and Judge August Bonavita, left, look at provisional ballots in Riviera Beach, Fla., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. A possible recount looms in a tight Florida gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and agriculture commission race. (AP Photo/Josh Repogle)
Susan Bucher, right, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections and Judge August Bonavita, left, look at provisional ballots in Riviera Beach, Fla., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. A possible recount looms in a tight Florida gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and agriculture commission race. (AP Photo/Josh Repogle)

Miami-Dade County election officials began feeding ballots into scanning machines Saturday evening, among the first in Florida’s 67 counties tasked with a Nov. 15 deadline to submit vote counts to the state.

Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott speaks to supporters at an election watch party, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Naples, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott speaks to supporters at an election watch party, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Naples, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
FILE- In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo shows Sen. Bill Nelson campaigns in Orlando. Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging Nelson. Florida will vote for governor, U.S. Senate, Cabinet seats, Congress and decide 12 ballot questions. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
FILE- In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo shows Sen. Bill Nelson campaigns in Orlando. Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging Nelson. Florida will vote for governor, U.S. Senate, Cabinet seats, Congress and decide 12 ballot questions. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

The Florida secretary of state ordered the recounts Saturday.

Florida Democrat Senator Bill Nelson insists that when
Florida Democrat Senator Bill Nelson insists that when “every legal ballot is counted, we’ll win this election.” His comments came amid legal challenges to the tight U.S. Senate race between Nelson and his challenger Republican Gov. Rick Scott. (Nov. 9)

Unofficial results show that Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis led Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by less than 0.5 percentage points. In the Senate race, Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s lead over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson is less than 0.25 percentage points.

Source: The Associated Press

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