With recounts over, Florida to certify 2018 election results

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two weeks after a contentious election that led to recounts and finger-pointing, Florida’s election will officially be in the books.

The Elections Canvassing Commission will meet Tuesday morning to certify the results of the Nov. 6 election, which was thrown into disarray as tight margins spurred recounts to determine the next governor, U.S. Senator and agriculture commissioner.

Results will be presented to the commission by Secretary of State Ken Detzner in what’s typically a short ceremony.

Official results turned in Sunday showed Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis had a winning margin of 32,463 votes out of more than more than 8 million cast.

Republican Gov. Rick Scott led Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson by 10,033 votes.

The closest race was for the Cabinet position of agriculture commissioner. Democrat Nikki Fried led Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell by 6,753 votes.

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