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US key swing state Florida to recount votes in 3 races

IANS  |  Washington 

Ken Detzner, the of state of Florida, a key swing US state, on Saturday ordered machine recounts for three razor-thin races for governor, and the state's

The results of the recounts are due by 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Thursday, said Detzner, reported.

Florida's Republican has seen his lead narrow over incumbent Democratic to about 12,500 votes, or 0.15 per cent, by Saturday afternoon, according to a CNBC report.

In the race for between former Republican US House and of Tallahassee Andrew Gillum, DeSantis was leading by 0.41 percentage points.

Gillum conceded to DeSantis on Tuesday night, but later said every vote should count.

A third statewide race to be recounted is the race between Democrat and Republican Fried currently held only a 5,326-vote lead, a margin of 0.07 per cent.

law requires a machine recount when the leading candidate's margin is 0.5 percentage points or less, and a hand recount if it's 0.25 or less.

has been seen as a key swing state for decades and is expected to play a critical role in the 2020 US



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First Published: Sun, November 11 2018. 02:18 IST