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Manual recount ordered for Florida senate race, governor’s race likely settled

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WATCH: After hours of waiting to start a hand recount the Palm Beach elections supervisor reveals they're picking up where they left off – Nov 15, 2018

Florida’s secretary of state has ordered a manual recount in the state’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race.

Department of State spokeswoman Sarah Revell said in a news release Thursday evening that unofficial returns from a machine recount had triggered a second recount in the Senate race and the state agriculture commissioner’s race.

WATCH: Palm Beach County unable to make recount deadline in Florida Senate election, expect hand recount

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Palm Beach County unable to make recount deadline in Florida Senate election, expect hand recount – Nov 15, 2018

The release said the results of the manual recounts are due by noon Sunday.

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Unofficial results posted on the Florida secretary of state’s website show that Republican Ron DeSantis is virtually assured of winning the nationally watched governor’s race over Democrat Andrew Gillum. Florida finished a machine recount Thursday that showed Gillum without enough votes to force a manual recount.

Unofficial recount results on the secretary of state’s website show Republican Gov. Rick Scott with a .15 percentage point lead over Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. State law requires a hand recount of races with margins of 0.25 percentage points or less.

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The margin between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott is still thin enough to trigger a second review. State law requires a hand recount of races with margins of 0.25 percentage points or less.

Counties have until Sunday to inspect the ballots that did not record a vote when put through the machines. Those ballots are re-examined to see whether the voter skipped the race or marked the ballot in a way that the machines cannot read but can be deciphered.

WATCH: Elections supervisor in Florida says one county may miss deadline to recount ballots

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Elections supervisor in Florida says one county may miss deadline to recount ballots – Nov 15, 2018

The election will be certified Tuesday.

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