The battle over some hotly contested and close Florida races is coming down to a recount. Officials in Escambia County say they are on the cusp of finishing their state-mandated recount today.
Today marks one week from the midterm elections. They’re still busy at the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections Office.
This process started over the weekend. First, the Early Vote ballots were counted. Deputy Supervisor of Elections Sonya Daniel said via email Monday they finished Vote-By-Mail Ballots. Today she expects they’ll finish the election day ballots and conclude the recount sometime this afternoon or evening. In Okaloosa County, the Elections Supervisor’s office sent their unofficial recount tally Monday afternoon. The recount, at least in Okaloosa County, shows all three Republican candidates winning with more than 70 percent of the vote in their respective races.
While things appear to be running relatively smoothly in Northwest Florida it’s a different story elsewhere in the state with some supervisors saying the Thursday deadline can’t be reached and Governor Rick Scott filing lawsuits against some counties.