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Recount update: Darryl Rouson now leads Ed Narain by 75 votes in SD 19 race

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(UPDATE) After provisional ballots were counted by the separate Hillsborough and Pinellas County canvassing boards Thursday, Darryl Rouson’s lead over Ed Narain grew to 75 votes in the race for the Florida state Senate District 19. The contest appears certainly headed for a machine recount on Friday, as the final margin of 75 votes out more than 37,000 cast is less than one-half of the percent required for an automatic recount. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner made the official call, shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Roughly three-fourths…

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