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Question of recount, like Seminole council race, is up in the air

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While most eyes were watching Florida’s close presidential race, the City of Seminole had its own nail-biter in the race for City Council. By the end of the night, incumbent Thom Barnhorn was leading with 4,544 votes, or 34.66 percent of the total 13,111 votes. Incumbent Jim Quinn was in second place with 4,299 votes, or 32.79 percent, and challenger Tom Christy was in third place with 4,268 votes, or 32.55 percent. The close race between Quinn and Christy — with…

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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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