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Robert Asencio overtakes David Rivera after final recount

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Democrat Robert Asencio has won Miami-Dade County’s House District 118 seat after both machine and manual recounts in that race. The state’s Division of Elections released the final results Sunday night. Asencio overcame Republican David Rivera by 53 votes, a tighter margin than the 68 votes that initially triggered the recount. Florida law requires automatic recounts when election results are within a half of a percentage point. The final count was Rivera’s 31,359 votes, to Asencio’s 31,412 votes, or 49.96 percent to 50.04 percent. Asencio should become…

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After two recounts, Seminole City Council election still up in the air

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Pinellas elections officials spent much of Tuesday recounting votes in the race for two seats on the Seminole City Council. But by the end of the day, the final results are still uncertain. A final decision won’t be made until Friday when the final overseas mail ballots will be counted. There are 74 of those countywide. It’s unclear how many might be from Seminole. The order of finish stands as it did on Election Day — Thom Barnhorn in first place.…

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Question of recount, like Seminole council race, is up in the air

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While most eyes were watching Florida’s close presidential race, the City of Seminole had its own nail-biter in the race for City Council. By the end of the night, incumbent Thom Barnhorn was leading with 4,544 votes, or 34.66 percent of the total 13,111 votes. Incumbent Jim Quinn was in second place with 4,299 votes, or 32.79 percent, and challenger Tom Christy was in third place with 4,268 votes, or 32.55 percent. The close race between Quinn and Christy — with…

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Robert Wexler asking for $ for Scott Maddox

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Robert Wexler is asking for money for Agriculture Commissioner candidate Scott Maddox: It has truly been an honor to represent the people of Florida – and our values – in the United States Congress. In doing so, we faced many battles. We fought to defend President Clinton, and vigorously disputed the unfair recount in 2000. After our tireless efforts, Florida now has voter verifiable ballots, and most memorably, we made history by electing President Obama. Through each of those battles,…

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