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Rick Scott asks Fla. secretary of state to include updated Broward tallies after recount helped him

Rick Scott asks Fla. secretary of state to include updated Broward tallies after recount helped him

On Thursday, Broward County had a 3 p.m. deadline to submit any recount results.

The county submitted its election results electronically at 2:45 p.m., but those results took 17 minutes to upload.

In a letter to Detzner on Thursday, Scott’s lawyer, Timothy M. Cerio, wrote that while the results were not submitted electronically before the deadline, they had been completed and the results had been stated on the record.

While the race between Scott and Nelson will go to a manual recount, the machine recount has ended with Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) holding a 0.4 percent lead over Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) in the race to replace Scott as governor.

“A vote denied is justice denied — the state of Florida must count every legally cast vote,” Gillum said after the recount had ended on Thursday.

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