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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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Opponent asks: Does Frank Artiles read the bills he votes on?

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Democratic HD 118 candidate Robert Asencio sent out an email blast Wednesday calling out his former opponent, incumbent Republican Rep. Frank Artiles, for not knowing some of the finer details in elections law. “It appears that our Republican opponent Frank Artiles does not read the bills he votes into law,” Asencio said in the email. Asencio’s revelation that our lawmakers my not read every word of the 2,000-plus bills filed every session stems from a jab the incumbent made on a Facebook post by Asencio…

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